Tracks to practise for Monday 24th February

Next week’s rehearsal will feature Choruses: 1, 36, 38, 54, 67

The Cyberbass page for the St John Passion is here

You may also find the attached document useful. It maps score numbers to page numbers and CD tracks. (With thanks to Eric):

Index – St John Passion

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Diary dates (rehearsals, concerts, etc), updated 18 Jan 2020

Rehearsals take place every Monday from now until 7th December inclusive, except for:

  • Monday, April 13th (Easter Monday)
  • Monday, May 25th
  • Mondays July 27th through to August 31st inclusive. (Summer break)

Please note that there is an extra, pre-concert rehearsal on Tuesday 21st April. (Our usual venue is not available on Thursdays this year).

Key upcoming dates:

  • Saturday April 25th: Concert. St John Passion in Chichester Cathedral. All afternoon and evening. Precise details to follow.
  • Saturday July 4th: Choral Day. 10.00 to 16.00. Titchfield Community Centre.
  • July 27th – August 31st inclusive.  Summer Break 
  • Monday September  7th    First Autumn rehearsal
  • Saturday October 10th : Concert. Holy Trinity Church, Fareham
  • Saturday December 12th Concert: Holy Trinity Church, Fareham.

Committee meetings:

  • Tuesday Feb 25th : Committee meeting 19.30.
  • Tuesday March 31st : Committee meeting 19.30.
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Recordings and Video Highlights now available

There are now CDs available of both our most recent concerts. You can buy them for £7.99 online or, by buying in bulk through Jay, we can get the price down to as little as £5.25 per copy, depending on volumes. Please let Jay have your orders by end January if you want to take advantage of this scheme.

See here for audio recordings of our Christmas Concert, From Darkness to Light.

See here for details of the CD from our October Concert, Opera and All That Jazz.

Alternatively, see here for video highlights – a rare treat! – as FPC has now hit the heights of YouTube.

Finally, there is a selection of recordings from our 2018 Christmas Concert here.

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St John Passion – a recording for purchase

Bach:St John Passion (Sung In English) [Sophie Bevan; Robin Blaze; Benjamin Hulett; Robert Murray; Andrew Ashwin; Bach Camerata; David Temple] [Chandos : CHSA 5183(2)]

Andrew would like us to borrow or at least listen to the Crouch End Festival Chorus recording of the St John Passion, by way of preparation for our concert at Chichester Cathedral in the Spring next year.

Perhaps if you have a birthday or even Christmas….

It is available from Amazon here, and presumably from a variety of other suppliers also.

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Gift Aid Declaration Form

If you are have chosen to gift aid your payment of fees – thank you! If you haven’t completed a Gift Aid Declaration Form recently, or if your circumstances have changed, could you please download the form here, complete, and return to our Treasurer, Keith, to enable us to claim the money back. Thank you.

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Recording of May’s concert

You can purchase one of these one here:

http://www.pixeldogmedia.com/pdmstudio/product/fareham-philharmonic-choir-with-solent-baroque-maritime-brass/

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Upcoming musical events

You may like to be aware of some forthcoming concerts, workshops and singing schools.

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