This page last updated: Sunday, 20 January 2019



The Spring Concert

Music will include the following:

I am your Mother by James MacMillan

Five Anthems by John Tavener

Pieces in The Choir's Music Booklet Spring 2019


Next rehearsal 24 January 2019:

Last of the Tavener: O Mary Theotokos

Monteverdi: Cantate Domino (p23)

Schutz: Die Himmal erzahlen die Ehre Gottes (p61)


Site reading sessions

Sessions start again on 24 January 6.30pm to 7pm. Bring any issues you have with the music we are doing.



The following recordings might help:

Cantate Domino Gabrieli:

Cantate Domino Monteverdi: 

Jubilate Deo Gabrieli:  (miss first inch or so!) 

Credidi Monteverdi:

Dixit Dominus Monteverdi: ?

Die Himmel...Gottes Schutz:    or:

Die mit Tranen Schutz:

Herr, auf dich Schutz: 

I am your Mother:MacMillan:


Marianne found a good bunch of different performances of the music we are singing:



Ros has located a number of midis on the John Fletcher web site.  A subscription (£6 for 6 months or £10 for a year) must be paid to access the midis. 



On Saturday 16 March 10am to 1.30pm at St Martin's Church Hall, Hereford, Roger's workshop on the Messiah.  For details click:



The late Brenda Harris.  This photograph is a lovely reminder from Beth.  Click on the photo to enlarge:  


Concert held on 10 November 2018

At the end of the Mozart Requiem:




Dates for 2019.

Saturday rehearsals: 2 February, 2 March, and 30 March in St Michael's Centre.

6 April 2019: at Our Lady and St Michael: devotional Music. 


11 January 2019: Choir Dinner took place at the Golf Club


9 November 2019:  Bach's Christmas Oratorio at St Mary's Priory Church.  Get the flavour!


Some concerts & music

in the region of Abergavenny



 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 .


Other local choirs.

Kington Choral Society -

The Crickhowell Choral Society -

The Monmouth Choral Society -

The Unicorn Singers -
The Brecon Singers -

The Hereford Choral Society -


The Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra

The Brecon Baroque Festival


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