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Marianne's Newsletter July 2021.

Rehearsals

In St Mary's Priory Church Hall every Thursday divided into two choirs, the first meeting at 6.30 until 7.30, while the second choir meets 8 to 9pm. See safety details below, written for the safety of all.
Members are asked to complete a Covid form each week, and bring it with them.

We have been advised that it will be helpful to procure choir facemasks.  Two sources are:

https://www.banksmusicpublications.co.uk/search?keywords=singers+face+mask and alternatively:

https://www.funkymasks.uk/store/p/singers-masks

Safety Guidelines
Attached are guidelines for singers, and also the Choir's Risk Assessment.

AGM
The AGM will be held on 7 October at 7.35pm in the Priory Rooms.

Informal concert Thursday 12 August

Only part of the choir and audience.Audience and singers.

 Those who worked hard for the concert gave a super performance to an audience of those who had not attended the rehearsals.  All thoroughly enjoyed the concert of work that had been rehearsed under difficult conditions in recent months.



The Messiah - Winter concert 13 November

Dependent on Corona
13 November:  The Messiah.
About Easter time 2022:  Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnelle.


List of past concerts over the last nine years. Link here.

 

To use Zoom
To set up and use Zoom is very simple. There are also helpful videos such as this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9w3Y_9FLgc4&app=desktop

 

The Choir's Facebook page:  Gwent Bach Society

https://www.facebook.com/GwentBachSocietychoir/

 

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Concert held on a November evening

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
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 Synergy Singers- http://synergysingers.co.uk/ 

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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