This page last updated: Sunday, 16 June 2019




Summer dates

Rehearse Christmas Oratorio, usual place, usual time: 25 July to 8 August inclusive.  Next rehearsal after that will be in the Priory Centre on 5 September at 7.15pm.


Flier for the Concert

Here is a draft of the flier for our concert on 29 June, part of Abergavenny Arts Festival.  Printed copies of the flier will be available in different sizes at Thursday's rehearsal.


Order of batting at the concert

Music to Hear.  Shall I Compare Thee.  There Rolls the Deep.  My Love Dwelt. Is it for Fear. Animal Crackers Vol 1. Now Sleeps. I Cary your Heart.  Sigh no more. Blow Blow. Animal Crackers Vol 2. S'Wonderful.


Rehearsals - Summer Concert

The next rehearsal will be on Thursday 20 June, starting with Animal Crackers Vol 2 and then continuing through the order of the concert (shown above).


  The photograph below was taken on 6 June 2019



Some videos might help:

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal:

Lady, when I behold:

Upon the bank with roses:

A spotless rose:

I carry your Heart:

Music to Hear:

Shall I compare thee:

Is it for fear to wet:

Sigh no more:

Blow, Blow, though winter:

Animal Crackers Vol1:

Animal Crackers Vol 2:

My love dwelt in a Northern land:

There rolls the deep:

'S wonderful: ???



Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal:

I carry your heart:


If anyone finds good examples of midis or videos of the music we are covering (not shown above), please pass the site to David H for all to share through our web site.


Additional music

Elgar: My love dwelt in a northern land - click for music



Parry: There rolls the deep - click for music



Dates for the diary 2019.

15 June: Garden Party in Rita and Brian Stone's garden at 4pm.

29 June: Summer Concert at lunch time in the Angel Hotel Ball Room, tickets on the door.

9 November:  Bach's Christmas Oratorio at St Mary's Priory Church.  Get the flavour!


The Choir's Garden Party on 15 June 2019

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.










Crickhowell Choral Society's next concert will be a collaboration with Crickhowell High School and will take place on Friday 28 June at 7.30pm in The Clarence Hall in Crickhowell.  It will be a delightful evening of music making to include five spirituals from A Child of Our Time; Gershwin; Simon & Garfunkel; Holst; Grainger and much more.




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
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 .


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The Hereford Choral Society -


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The Brecon Baroque Festival

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