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Next Thursday 26 October: Messiah Part III.


 Saturday 28th October, 10 - 1 in Trinity Church running through the whole Messiah.

2nd & 9th November we shall be rehearsing the Christmas Music programme before returning to Messiah on Saturday 11th November 10 - 1 in Trinity Church,

and as usual on Thursday (7pm start) 16th November.


On 18 November the rehearsal in the church will be from 1pm to 4pm (seated by 12.45).


Messiah music for the concert is the Watkins-Shaw version.


Concert flier.  click on miniature:     


Midis of Messiah

Peter Evans has identified the Choraline midis (, an example being Chorus No 4 for the soprano line:, alto: tenor: and bass:


Some future dates

12 December Carols for residents of Gibraltar House, Monmouth

14 December 7pm Perform Christmas Music at Presbytarian Church, Abergavenny

21 December 6pm Perform Christmas Music at Old Peoples' Home, Penpergwm, followed by 7.30 Carol Service at Tregare Church

4 January Rehearsals for Brahms Requiem start

12 January Christmas Dinner at Golf Club

Brahms Requiem
The only edition acceptable for rehearsals and performance next spring is the Peters edition.


Future events

Some concerts & music

in the region of Abergavenny

      October 2017 Newsletter



Social Events:
Choir's Summer Party:
Saturday 1 July.  Some 50 members of the choir and guests attended the Summer Party organised by the Social Committee in the gardens of Rita and Brian Stone.  With the lawn closely mown for the croquet afterwards, the tables attractively set out, and the garage in ship-shape order, an example to us all, the Stones and the Committee had taken a great deal of trouble.  What a setting it was, and a party enjoyed by all!






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 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 .


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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