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Newsletter - January 2018

 

 

Rehearsal Schedule - Spring 2018

Next Rehearsal 22 February: The whole of movement 3.  Be especially prepared for pages 38 to 43.  Then to Movement 1.

Roger intends to run the whole work on Saturday 3 March.

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Spring Concert: Brahms Requiem 14 April 2018  The concert will be at 7.0pm at St Mary's.

The only edition acceptable for rehearsals and performance next spring is the Peters edition.  Also Bach Cantata BMV 32 (Choral only for choir).

 

Midis for the Brahms:
Cyberbass:  http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Brahms_J/brahms_requiem.htm
Learn Choral Music: http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Brahms/German-requiem/german-requiem.html

 

German pronounced.  A clear Youtube pronounces each sentence of Brahms Requiem, first speaking the sentence normally, but then repeating it slowly.  Try it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilw_aW0ncz0

 

A Translation of the German Requiem into English  

 

Summer Concert: 7 July in the Priory Rooms.

Winter Concert: 10 November in St Mary's at 7.0pm.  Mozart's Requiem (New Novello) + TBA

 

Robert Shaw was mentioned by Roger at the first rehearsal of the Brahms German Requiem. Here is a link to the first of the three YouTubes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42diMGHG_Z0

 

Singalong Brahms' Requiem  4 March 1.30pm, 7pm audience conductor Simon Halsey in Birmingham Symphony Hall. https://bachtrack.com/concert-listing/birmingham-symphony-hall/singalong-with-the-cbso-brahms-german-requiem/04-march-2018/19-00

 

Important message from Roger to all members singing in the Easter Concert on 14 April.

Bach Cantata BMV32 Liebster Jesu Mein Verlangen - the music (one page) of  The Choral
 

Future events


Some concerts & music

in the region of Abergavenny

      January 2018 Newsletter

 

 

Social Events:
Choir's New Year's Party

A happy evening's Gwent Bach Choir dinner was held in Abergavenny Golf Club on 12 January.  It was quite a noisy and much enjoyed evening with a huge raffle taking place near the end of the evening.  One or two photographs, rather second rate, were taken to record the enjoyment of the event. 

 

 The huge raffle after dinner   Just one of the many tables 
 

 

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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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