Have a great Summer – and those going on tour – see you tomorrow!

It’s been an incredible term with loads of new material learnt, and we hope you’ve all enjoyed it as much as we have! For everyone going on tour – we will see you at the next 2 rehearsals (both at the United Reformed Church Petworth): 9.30 – 2.30pm Saturday (tomorrow!) 7pm – 9pm Tuesday 16th (or earlier for soloists as organised with Graham) The Running Order for all 3 concerts on tour can be found on our Summer Tour webpage. For those not going on tour (never mind – maybe next year?!) we look forward to seeing you again on Wednesday 4th September, starting our new experiment of split rehearsals – 8-9pm for the Christmas programme, 9-10pm for the Autumn concert.  It’s a bit of a departure for us but gives everyone the opportunity of singing in the Autumn Concert if they’re up to it! The concert will be on Saturday 28th September at the Sacred Heart Church – and here’s the poster – you can click on it to blow it up…..and if you’re feeling really daring, you can right click on it with your mouse and choose the ‘Email’ option to email the link to your friends! That’s it for now – have a great break – see (some of) you...

Tour Running Order & encores, Info evening at 7.30pm – and any more potential tour-goers or wedding singers?!

Wow the O Magnum is really coming together – good to hear Graham tell us we really got the feeling for the piece on Wednesday, which is amazing in such a short space of time .  You should all feel incredibly proud that as a choir we are starting to pick up new pieces so quickly.  It also means that you are all putting in a lot of practise time between rehearsals and it’s paying off – please do keep up the hard work and practise the Missa Brevis  (note more help available for members on our Help for Practising Mozart page) and My Heart is Inditing which we haven’t touched on for a while. Summer Tour Info Saturday’s Tour workshop will be really key to filling in all the gaps in our knowledge and polishing of all the pieces, so it really is vital that all tour-goers attend this.  Please let Graham know if you can’t make it by emailing him on music@leconfieldsingers.co.uk – it really helps if we understand who will be missing before the rehearsal.  Same goes for the pre-tour rehearsal on Tuesday 16th. Print the Concert Programme Running Order for your folders Everyone going on tour will receive the Concert Running order over email.  However you can now download it and print it from the Summer Tour page on our website (you’ll need to log in as a member first).  Click on the tab that says ‘CONCERT RUNNING ORDER’. You will notice that as per last year we will have 2 possible encores – the Ave Maria (Cuccini) and Upon Kinde and True Love (C....

Here’s the final run-up to the end of Term!

Keep up the good work folks – O Magnum is really starting to take shape…..  I’m not sure how many of you have managed to take Graham’s advice on Wednesday and listen to it in the bathtub, but there’s a really interesting video clip about Laurisden’s inspiration for the piece – click here to view it! On Wednesday Graham would like to go over O Magnum and Bogoroditysye again (forgive my shorthand) and would also like to cover the Cantique de Jean Racine. As ever please do visit our Music Programme and Practise page for more help than you can shake a stick at! The Run-up to the end of Term So just a few reminders of the arrangements for the last couple of weeks of term before we go on tour….(wow – yes it really is just a couple of weeks now!). Wednesday 3rd July early sessions for tour soloists as agreed with Graham normal rehearsal 8-10pm Wednesday 10th July – last rehearsal of term for non-tour goers early sessions for tour soloists as agreed with Graham 7.30pm – Tour Info Evening.  Here you can hear Pippy from Onestage tell you all about the tour in store for your and will answer any burning questions… 8-10pm normal rehearsal For non-tour goers, this is the last rehearsal of term – we’ll see you again on 4th September! Saturday 13th July at the URC – Tour Workshop 9.30pm to 2pm (doors open at 9am) Please bring refreshments/lunch This workshop is for all singers going on tour only (including external singers), not for non-tour going choir members.  The reason for this...

Tour Info Evening back on 10th at 7.30pm!! And a useful practise aid for O Magnum….

Hot off the press – this is just to let you know that OneStage CAN now do the Tour Info Evening on 10th at 7.30pm before our rehearsal after all!  Please RE-adjust your diaries (we have done ours!). Really sorry to mess you around…..hope you can still make it! Now that we have more time again at the session, note that it is not necessarily just for people going on this year’s tour.  If you have any questions about the tour in general and are considering it for next year (it may not even be too late for this year!), do come along and ask!  It will also give you a flavour of what goes on…although as we all know and appreciate….. 😉 By the way…to help with practising O Magnum there is a really useful Youtube video that has a full performance with score for you to practise without having to get your music out.  It’s been added to the Music Programme & Practise page. See you...

RFH Photos available – and Tour info during Wednesday (no longer on 10th)!

Well done all who managed to attend on Friday – much to Graham’s delight both the Abendlied and O Magnum were covered which is great and means we are well on the way to doing O Magnum on Tour/Autumn as well as at Christmas.  Please keep up the good work and do lots of practising before Wednesday so that we can nail it!! Apologies – Tour Info Evening no longer on 10th July As I’m sure you’ll appreciate it’s a very busy time for Onestage (the tour company), and our scheduled slot with them on 10th is no longer possible.   Instead, information will be given out by them in a brief session during this week’s rehearsal (and there will be a quick opportunity to ask questions). Please adjust your diaries accordingly! Photos of the RFH Concert now available! Many thanks to Liz Stedall’s son Olly who kindly took some photos of the concert for us.  You can see these on our Gallery page. Elgar CDs – still available for collection Archie will be back with his lists, so you can still collect a CD if you haven’t already downloaded the music but have paid for a recording. As mentioned before, you can also buy one on the spot if you are tempted!! ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – ~ – Not long to go now…enjoy the photos and see you on...