This page last updated: Friday, 23 June 2017
 

Change of name
For some time there has been a wish by many to have a choir name which more accurately reflects our activities as a registered charity.  With a proposal from the Committee, all present at the AGM agreed to a change from "Gwent Bach Society" to "Gwent Bach Choir".

The web site URL has been changed to www.gwentbachchoir.org, though the old URL of gwentbachsociety.co.uk will still work.

 

Rehearsals
There will be rehearsals on 29 June, 1 July, 4 July, 6 July & the day of the concert.  

 


Midis Valerie has located midis for much of the music listed below.  One has first to register with the John Fletcher site: https://johnfletchermusic.org/

 

Here are the midi files that Valerie has located:
Verleih uns Frieden https://johnfletchermusic.org/mendelssohnf-verleih-uns-frieden/
Great God of Love https://johnfletchermusic.org/great-god-of-love-pearsallrl/
The Snow https://johnfletchermusic.org/elgare-snow/
As Torrents in Summer  https://johnfletchermusic.org/elgare-as-torrents-in-summer/
Three flower songs http://www.singingpractice.co.uk/music/Renaissance/jul08.html

A performance recording of The Pink Book http://www.opms.org.uk/cd-in-the-mood/

 

Useful videos
Light of my Soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE6U0tjU3XM

Owls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7JnIjK1ML4

Deep in my Soul: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YetYZqDpO3o

Love's Tempest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awG-lk1_UCw

Three Flower Songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQrysbnccLE

I thank you God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrl81X2y964

As Torrents in Summer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op5-yek9U5M

Great God of Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_QkAAdjTeE

Evening Scene:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WWbpJVn6i4

Verleih uns Frieden:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICdXBWHpapc

Seal Lullaby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGI2CVw2wGw

The Snow: https://johnfletchermusic.org/elgare-snow/

With a Lily: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu2UFM74otc  (Eric Whitacre conducts!)

For all our Men: http://www.notamos.co.uk/146361.shtml (parts come out well)

 

Marianne mentioned a helpful youtube for With a Lily in your Hand:

 

 

Future events

 

Messiah Workshop - Saturday 19 August

St Michael's Centre, Abergavenny. Cost for visiting singers £10 (includes coffee).

 


Some concerts & music

in the region of Abergavenny

      June 2017 Newsletter

 

Social Events:
Choir's Summer Party:
Saturday 1 July details to follow.


Tea Break

 

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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 explaing how to do it:   http://www.screencast.com/t/HznNgii1iKV

 


  Society's choir uses 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 November 2013 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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