Author: siobhan.waswood@icloud.com

VENUE CHANGE 25/6 + Music for Rehearsal + Party 2/7! + Come & Sing

Dear All One-off change of venue for 25/6:  Tuesday’s rehearsal (25/6) will take place at St Michael’s Church in Barnes, address: 39 Elm Bank Gardens, Barnes SW13 0NX https://stmichaelbarnes.org/contact-us/ . Same time as usual 19:45-21:30 St Mary’s unfortunately double booked us with an election hustings event leaving us little alternative but to move.  None of our previous venues were available hence the choice of St…… Read more →

Rehearsal Recap 11/6 + Concert Arrangements

Dear All What an enjoyable and positive rehearsal with Penny on Tuesday!  The only bit we stumbled on was the ‘Ne ab-sor-be-at….’ in Domine Jesu p47-48, bar 21-32. So, if you get chance have a look at that ahead of Saturday.  And, after Penny’s exclamation (mid-conducting!) in the Lux Aeterna keep singing through the ‘et lux per-pe-tu-a…’ phrase p79 bar79(33)…… Read more →

Rehearsal Recap 30/4 + Concert Flyer

Dear All This week we did some thorough work on Tito’s Che del Ciel, and looked at the last movement of the Requiem, Lux Aeterna (beautifully similar to the first), and the Hostias, including the ‘Quam Olim Abrahae’. Ben’s tips: Brighten the sound of Hostias by aiming for a mid-Atlantic ‘Has-tias’ pronunciation and keep the semi-quaver runs in the Lux…… Read more →

Rehearsal Recap 16/4 & Sep 28th Come & Sing!

Dear All We had a marvellously energetic and productive first rehearsal at St Mary’s looking in detail at the finale of the Magic Flute and the Introitus and Kyrie from the Requiem. Ben was very pleased with how it went! Some of Ben’s tips: Attack the ‘Dona’s’ in the Introitus as though flicking a rubber band, articulating the ‘D’ Bring…… Read more →

Back Singing Tue 16th April at St Mary the Virgin’s

Dear All I hope everyone had a lovely Easter. We’ll be back singing next Tuesday 16th April – hurrah! Remember we’ll be in ST MARY THE VIRGIN’S church Mortlake, 19:45-21:30 as usual. Please allow plenty of time to find parking which is a bit trickier than at Christchurch. The entrance is accessed via the path (‘Church Path’) running alongside the church. The big wooden door…… Read more →

Rehearsal Recap + Music for 16/4 +Local Choral Events + Summer Dates

Dear All Thank you again to everyone who took part in the Passiontide Service last Sunday with Christ Church Choir. Tom Coxhead really appreciated our efforts and enjoyed the collaboration. It was a real treat for the congregation, one I think they (and we!)  would love to see repeated. We had a very productive last rehearsal of term covering several movements…… Read more →