This page last updated: Thursday, 15 August 2019

 

 

Rehearsal base is changing!

From 5 September our rehearsal base will be the Priory Centre, meeting every Thursday there at 7.15pm.

 

Summer dates

Rehearse Christmas Oratorio Parts 1,2,3 & 6, (the Barenreiter publication)  Next rehearsal will be in the Priory Centre on 5 September at 7.15pm.

The Funeral of Charles took place on Wednesday 7 August in the Roman Catholic church.  We sang: Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXjn6srhAlY

 and Frank's Panis Angelicus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK3TeWqSAZk

 

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

 

Dates for the diary 2019.

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

and for a midi try on John Fletcher's site: https://johnfletchermusic.org/bachjs-christmas-oratorio/

 

Haydn's Creation

On Sat 28 September the Choir of the Valleys is holding a 10am to 2pm workshop singing Haydn's Creation at Beafort, Ebbw Vale.  Further details.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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