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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.

 

Music

     The following recordings might help:

Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo p1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF9MiGJSqd4&list=PLMHrRHg6k5j4mzM0oIja_8Sb_AQUmqMKE

Gabrieli: Jubilate Deo p1 http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/Gabrieli/Jubilate%20Deo/jubilate-deo.htmlv=aDgpiHUyoes  (midi) 

Gabrieli: Cantate Domino p13 https://www.youtube.com/watch? (organ introduction)

Monteverdi: Credidi p29 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8CTHV1RRyA&t=0s&index=6&list=PLMHrRHg6k5j4mzM0oIja_8Sb_AQUmqMKE

Monteverdi: Dixit Dominus p49 ??

Monteverdi: Cantate Domino p23 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJtDcu90Asg 

Schutz: Die Himmel...Gottes p61 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pljHSnNzygg    or:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzM3oOVnZTc&index=16&list=PLMHrRHg6k5j4mzM0oIja_8Sb_AQUmqMKE

Schutz: Die mit Tranen p75 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W318-vpOus8

Schutz: Herr, auf dich p81 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWJACqu82I4 

MacMillan: I am your Mother: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaUGnA7ibkE

Arvo Part: Which was the son of...    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ffvrspYg48

Tavener: Mother of God p12 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqsMBX9Kxm4

Tavener: You mantle yourself p1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXARpFeq8o4

Tavener: What God is ... p16  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5zU_rylqRc (skip intro)

Tavener: Awed by the beauty p20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko_81YrZ3xI

Tavener: O Mary Theotokos p24 ??

 

Marianne found a good bunch of different performances of the music we are singing: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMHrRHg6k5j4mzM0oIja_8Sb_AQUmqMKE

 

Midis

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. https://johnfletchermusic.org/ 

 

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!

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Messiah

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 www.kingtonchoral.org.uk

 

 

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:   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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