Selig sind die das Lied teilen…
(And for much the same reason.)
Well, we didn’t all get to sing Brahms’ German Requiem on 4 April 2020 because, along with most of the country, we were self-isolating. However, we did use the the opportunity to sing it separately, but at much the same time. This is what some of us looked like.From this collage, you may deduce that:-
- From the perspective of the choir the most important part of the conductor is the hands.
- It’s really hard to take a selfie while conducting.
- One of us might have wished to be singing something else.
- Singing the requiem really dries your throat out.
- Someone was 200 miles from a bow tie.
- Whilst we might all have had the same score, we were singing different sections.
- One of us takes a professional approach to studio singing.
- Some of us occasionally look up at the conductor.
- It’s possible that one of us is a naturist.
A work exemplifying German musical romanticism, oozing with luscious chords. Eschewing the usual Latin Mass text, Brahms took his text from the Lutheran bible with passages from the gospels of Matthew and John, extracts from other parts of the New Testament and a couple of psalms. Continue reading
Saturday 18th May 2019, 10.30am – 5pm, Norbury Parish Church
Bob Chilcott: A Little Jazz Mass and Ophelia, Caliban & Miranda
Under the musical direction of Ian Crawford as we spent the day learning and singing two jazz-inspired works by the master of contemporary choral music, Bob Chilcott. (And Dan got to drive a Bentley.)
Our spring concert will be on Saturday April 6th, 2019, 7:30 pm at Norbury Parish Church (London Road, Hazel Grove SK7 4RF). Planned works are Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and some crunchy organ music, that is currently a secret shared between our musical director and organist. Continue reading
This concert will be a right royal romp! Handel’s Coronation Anthems are a collection of four and they were designed to be played at the coronation of the British monarch. Zadok the Priest, Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, The King Shall Rejoice, and My Heart Is Inditing are the four titles and the best known at this present time is of course, Zadok. Continue reading
Saturday 23 June, 2018
An evening spent singing short choral pieces, followed by an ‘American Supper’ (1) and musical quiz. Continue reading