April 2022 – Fauré Requiem

Our spring concert will be on Saturday April 2nd, 2022, 7:30 pm and marks our return, after a long absence, to St Paul’s Church, Compstall.  Planned works are Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Will Todd’s jazzy Stabat Mater, Jonathan Dove’s Bless the Lord, O My Soul, and a couple of pieces from our guest soloists. Continue reading

Concerto in Isolamento

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.Singing Brahms individually together.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.

April 2019 – Duruflé & Lauridsen

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