We’re doing extremely well and speeding through the score (not that we’re competitive with our sister choirs… 🙂 ) but be warned! It’s just about to get much more challenging….we are about to do one of the most difficult choruses in the piece from Page 70 to 82 (and then depending on time on to pages 83 through to 91).
Now for some, this initial stage of learning the music is their favourite part of the learning process,read more
We’re well into the new programme now and what wonderful singing there is afoot! Also lovely to see some more newcomers – this programme has certainly generated a lot of excitement amongst our members!
Next rehearsal we will be doing another ‘sectional’ rehearsal (i.e. splitting SA’s from TB’s) for the first hour, focussing on learning the notes for the ‘Go Forth’ chorus started last week.read more
Well done everyone – we had a fantastic start to our Dream of Gerontius programme and by the end of the rehearsal it was definitely sounding very recognisable!
Lovely to meet so many newcomers too – we hope you felt welcome and do please ask if there’s anything you need to know.
Reminder: Subs are now due for Spring/Summer (£120)!
The subscription for the Spring/Summer programme is £120 and will take you all the way through to our Autumn Concert in September!
Firstly we would like to wish you all a very happy 2019! Exciting times are ahead for our choir as I’m sure you all know, and we start the year very enthusiastically on a FRIDAY – 4th January! This is so that we keep in synch with our other 2 ‘sister’ choirs and, like them, have our first rehearsal in the first week of January.read more
For those of you who have bought a copy of The Dream of Gerontius, you may have noticed that apart from the Semi-Chorus parts, the choir splits into 2 choruses in the beautiful chorus ‘Praise to the Holiest in the Height’ from pages 126 – 147.
If you are keen to start looking at the music over the Christmas holidays, I’m pleased to tell you that our choir will be ‘Chorus 1’. CCS will be Chorus 2 and BCS will be singing Choruses 1 and 2 (split by 1sts and 2nds).read more
Brace yourselves – before attempting to read this post, sit down and get yourself a nice cup of tea – there’s a lot to say…!
Firstly – a message to all the singers from Graham:
Congratulations! Wow! We did it. The commitment throughout was fantastic. A babe is born was really exciting and very powerful – I knew you could do it! The promise sounded lovely and really appreciated by the audience. Ben enjoyed hearing his carol and was complimentary – phew. Brass were great and v. complimentary about the choir.read more