This page last updated: Wednesday, 21 July 2021



Marianne's Newsletter July 2021.
This Newsletter contains news of interest to all members.  Note that there will be an informal concert of the songs being learnt and sung for members of the Choir only on 12 August.

Dates for 2021/22

Informal concert Thursday 12 August
The rehearsing members of the choir will give a concert in St Mary's Priory Church courtyard at 6pm on 12 August as a way of saying "hello" to those who have been non singers during the summer.  Do come along.

It is planned that there will be a break from after the concert 12th and 19th August.  We reconvene for the Messiah rehearsals on 2 September at St Mary's.

The Messiah - Winter concert 13 November

Dependent on Corona
13 November:  The Messiah plus a short work.
About Easter time:  Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle.


Safety Guidelines
Attached are guidelines for singers, and also the Choir's Risk Assessment.

List of past concerts over the last nine years. Link here.


To use Zoom
To set up and use Zoom is very simple. There are also helpful videos such as this one:


The Choir's Facebook page:  Gwent Bach Society




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:


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
articles and scientific note.

Choir's archive. The Choir's archive is at .


Other local choirs.

Kington Choral Society -

The Crickhowell Choral Society -

The Monmouth Choral Society -

The Unicorn Singers -
The Brecon Singers -

The Synergy Singers- 

The Hereford Choral Society -



The Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra

The Brecon Baroque Festival

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