This page last updated: Friday, 18 October 2019

 

 

 

Next Performance

9 November:  Bach's Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1,2,3 & 6) at St Mary's Priory Church. (the Barenreiter publication) 

Get the flavour!

 

Next Rehearsal

Thursday 24 October rehearsal: Roger mentioned working on Cantata No 2, and at the end of the rehearsal emphasised work on Numbers 21 (fast), 23, 17 and 12.

 

August Newsletter to all members of the Choir.

 

Saturday morning rehearsals.  1015 - 1300

Saturday 28 September

Saturday 19 October  Cancelled - NO rehearsal

Saturday 2 November.

 

 

On the concert day:  9 November the choir will rehearse from 1 to about 3.15pm

 

German pronounciation - Christmas Oratorio.  Beth has found an excellent site showing very clearly how to pronounce the German:

http://www.aberdeenbachchoir.com/December2017/SoundFilesPart1.shtml

 

Midis

Try John Fletcher's site: https://johnfletchermusic.org/bachjs-christmas-oratorio/ or CyberBass on: http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Bach_J_S/bach_js_xmas_orotorio.htm

 

Carol Concert 2019 will be held on Friday 13 December at 7pm in the Presbyterian Church, Abergavenny.  Carols 5 will be used.

Tregare and Perpergwm on 19 December.

 

After Christmas.  Rehearsals start on Thursday 2 January 2020.  The spring concert will be on 4 April at 7pm at St Mary's Priory Church: the Rossini's Messe Solennelle and one other item.

 

The summer concert will be in The Angel's Ballroom during the Abergavenny Arts Festival 20/27 June date to be confirmed.

 

Skittles for the Choir

The evening of skittles was arranged for members of the choir at the Rising Sun on Friday 11 October.  Four teams of ten battled it out over three rounds, and in the end it was Duncan Wilkins who was the top scorer with Jean's team being the overall winner.  Here are some images taken by Jean. Click on them to enlarge:

 

 

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The Chichester Psalms. Saturday 30 November 7.30pm. Kington Choral Society. (click on the image to the right.)  

 

 

The Choir's Garden Party 15 June - a good summer memory!

The weather held, and a great party was held in Rita and Brian's home.  There was some warm sunshine, and a huge amount of delicious food to eat with scrumptious plates some of which were recognised from previous years, but also mouth watering new ones.  Rita and Brian had done the Choir proud once again, with a warm welcome from Brian organising the car parking and, later, encouraging a little exercise and competition on the croquet lawn.  It was truly a grand party organised by Jean and her generous team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Concert held on 10 November 2018

At the end of the Mozart Requiem:

 

 


 

 A Final Rehearsal

 

Slowing down the music on midis
Valerie has prepared clear instructions for changing the speed of music when using Windows Media Player.


Converting a video to MP3.  Barrie has produced a video explaining how to do it:   http://www.screencast.com/t/HznNgii1iKV

 


Society's choir used surtitles
Surtitles were thrown onto the wall above the pulpit for the audience, unfolding the story of Bach's St John Passion.
  

Audio clip from a November concert
Recordings were taken of the November concert from the side of the church.  Mendelssohn's Verleih uns Frieden.
A recording from a Summer Concert: I Know My Soul - Parry
 

Immortal Bach

Sung by the Gwent Bach Choir in St Mary's Priory Church on 4 July 2014.  Immortal Bach by Knut Nystedt.

Vocal Issues
David Baggs, A long standing bass in the Choir and a physicist by training has kindly produced some interesting articles and scientific note.

Choir's archive. The Choir's archive is at www.gwentarchives.gov.uk .

 

Other local choirs.

Kington Choral Society - www.kingtonchoral.org.uk/

The Crickhowell Choral Society - www.crickhowellchoralsociety.org/

The Monmouth Choral Society - www.monmouthchoralsociety.co.uk/

The Unicorn Singers - www.unicornsingers.co.uk/
The Brecon Singers - www.breconsingers.com

The Hereford Choral Society -  http://www.herefordchoralsociety.org/

 

Instrumental
The Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra
www.abergavennysymph.org.uk

The Brecon Baroque Festival
http://www.breconbaroquefestival.com

 
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