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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PKmNoivXXA

Lady, when I behold: https://vimeo.com/36480417

Upon the bank with roses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg4b5E0jWeg

A spotless rose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbR5p34-grc

I carry your Heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Zc_4jaQdhI

Music to Hear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1P5C6Xl3ec

Shall I compare thee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3cf0pDz5wk

Is it for fear to wet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BOeQEd0JrI

Sigh no more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftAOPCn4iZw

Blow, Blow, though winter:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWJe5o--V_8

Animal Crackers Vol1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C47ufAgeVYQ

Animal Crackers Vol 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwCX3ShdaLI

My love dwelt in a Northern land: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjfgZje_TGU

There rolls the deep: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33O215aNPwo

'S wonderful: ???

 

Midis

Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal: https://johnfletchermusic.org/now-sleeps-the-crimson-petal-mealorp/s

I carry your heart: https://johnfletchermusic.org/i-carry-your-heart-whitacree/

 

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

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I00Ag261Yo

 

Parry: There rolls the deep - click for music

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33O215aNPwo

 

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.

 

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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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