Our next concert, on June 11th, at Holy Trinity, will be a full performance of Messiah. Music can be hired (at less expense) but you may wish to purchase your own copy. It’s one of those pieces that choirs return to again and again so it’s worth owning, even if you usually hire music. This link will take you to Amazon where the Watkins Shaw edition is available for under £6. This is the edition that most people have.
Congratulations to all for a wonderful concert last night. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and received many excellent words of appreciation from audience members. Congratulations to the Choir, to Jess, to Brian and to Andrew!
May I thank Susan for her immense contribution in making sure all the right elements were in place to allow us safely to put on the performance in these challenging and ever-changing circumstances.
May I also thank the “Support Team” that turn out so willingly for every performance – to Jane for our ticket sales, to Keir and the Front of House helpers, to Wendy for decorations, and to Richard for publicity and organising all the printing. Particular thanks to Jonathon and the Heavy Gang for the Staging loading, lifting and shifting and stowage – (we have agreed that none of us are getting any younger, and those big boxes are mysteriously getting heavier, so we may need to look at some investment for the future!). At the end of the performance, we had a great deal of help from Choir and Audience members – very much appreciated. The Church was clear and returned to normal within 45 minutes of the end of the Concert.
So, all in all, in difficult circumstances, an event to be truly proud of! It was wonderful to be performing again in such a venue with a live and appreciative audience.
Thank you and Merry Christmas to all.
We’re all enjoying singing together again, but we do need to be careful to minimise the risks involved in doing so. Your committee have therefore reviewed and updated the guidelines (in October 2021) to help keep us safe. Do please have a read, and follow them when next you join us. Thank you.
See here, to download the form, and for how to return it.
In the year 2000 we held a special concert to celebrate over 100 years of singing as a choir. The concert included:
- Vivaldi’s Gloria
- John Bawden’s “Down Yonder Green Valley”, a set of popular folk tunes arranged especially for us by him.
- Michael Hurd’s “Five Songs of Praise”, commissioned from him by us as a centenary piece.
To hear them please click here. (You will need the password from Susan’s emails.) For copyright reasons, please do not download these recordings or share them with others outside our choir.