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Choir Newsletter 12 February 2019


The Spring Concert

Next rehearsal 28 February 2019

Arvo Part: Which was the Son of.    p 87-127 and then 1-127

Schuts: Die Himmel erzahlen die Ehre Gottes    Page 50 to the end

Tavener: What God is, we do not know     Page 16 on

Schutz:  Die mit Tranen werden


Replacement Rehearsal: Tuesday 12 March replaces the lost rehearsal due to forecast heavy snow in January.


Sight reading sessions

Sessions:  6.30pm to 7pm. Bring any issues you have with the music we are doing.



     The following recordings might help:

Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo p1

Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo p1  (midi) 

Gabrieli: Cantate Domino p13 (organ introduction)

Monteverdi: Credidi p29

Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus p49 ??

Monteverdi: Cantate Domino p23 

Schutz: Die Himmel...Gottes p61    or:

Schutz: Die mit Tranen p75

Schutz: Herr, auf dich p81 

MacMillan: I am your Mother:

Arvo Part: Which was the son of...

Tavener: Mother of God p12

Tavener: You mantle yourself p1

Tavener: What God is ... p16 (skip intro)

Tavener: Awed by the beauty p20

Tavener: O Mary Theotokos p24 ??


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. 


Dates for 2019.

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

12 March Tuesday: Extra rehearsal replacing the one lost in January - snow!

6 April: at Our Lady and St Michael: Spring Concert: from Gabrieli to Tavener. 

11 April: Rehearsal, then break until 25 April, when rehearsals start again.

23 May: AGM at 7pm before rehearsal.

29 June: Summer Concert at lunch time in the Angel Hotel, Abergavenny

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




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



Handel's Dixit Dominus

Monmouth Choral Society is holding a workshop on Saturday 2 March.  See details and booking form.


Mozart's Requiem

Saturday 23rd March - Weobley Village Hall.
Join the Kington Choral Society for a Choral Workshop of Mozart’s Requiem run by Robert Evans (Robert is Kington Choral’s Music Director and a member of Harry Christopher’s The Sixteen). Registration from 9.30am - Workshop 10am to 4pm, with breaks for lunch and refreshments.
Cost £15 (under-18s free) plus £2 for score hire if needed (Süssmayr edition).  For information and booking see the KCS website



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 .


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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