Rehearsal Music Sound Files

Links to performances of the music we will be learning for the Autumn 2019 concert are available online on Youtube – type in or click on the links attached below to play, and use for practice at home between rehearsals.

Elgar The Music Makers: Proms 2004 Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EixX7n3QAjg

Elgar The Music Makers: Proms 2004 Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs8Zk7aPX-k

Faure Requiem: Cambridge Singers; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus: (With on-screen score) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtJeTMRzn8A

Fauré Requiem – Bach Choir & Orchestra of the Netherlands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6Oigb3UkAw

For those of you who prefer to use MIDI files to practice, you may like to try one of these sources (NB: Other MIDI file sites are available!): http://www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk/index2.html#How%20to%20download or https://royalfreemusicsociety.org.uk/midi-file-archive

New term? – It’s rehearsal time!

Rehearsals are held in Lillington Primary School on Wednesdays from 7.30pm-9.45pm. Members are expected to achieve 80% minimum attendance in order to prepare fully for the next performance – check out the <Members> and <Events> pages for details.

Anyone considering joining or re-joining the Choir is very welcome to come and try out with us, but the attendance cut-off for singing in the next concert requires that you don’t miss more than a couple of weeks – and then subject to successfully completing an audition it will be the Musical Director’s decision whether you should wait till next term!

If you require more information please contact the Choir Secretary.

Sonoro ‘Choral Inspirations’ Come and Sing

Come and join inspirational conductor Neil Ferris (BBC Symphony Chorus) and singers from the professional chamber choir Sonoro on Saturday 28 September, 10:30am-4:30pm at St Philip’s Cathedral, Birmingham (less than ten minutes walk from New Street Station) to sing favourite choral classics by Brahms, Bruckner, Rachmaninov, Rheinberger, Stanford and Tallis, and to explore some fantastic newly composed partner pieces by some of today’s top composers including Russell Hepplewhite, Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Will Todd.

Earlier this year Sonoro commissioned six composers to each write a work inspired by a ‘choral classic’. Each new work and its classic partner-piece has been recorded by Sonoro and these are available on Spotify and on our YouTube channel. Watch the music videos here: bit.ly/SoCIP

The workshop is open to all and has been designed to both challenge and inspire confidence. Participants will receive expert advice on vocal techniques and interpretation, and there will be the chance to sing the new works sat side-by-side with Sonoro’s professional singers. 

Sonoro will then be joined by Birmingham Bach Choir at 5:30-6:30pm for a concert performance of all of our ‘Choral Inspirations’. Tickets for the workshop and concert are available by clicking this link: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/sonoro

Burford Singers

COME AND SING with BRIAN KAY at BURFORD SCHOOL
SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2019

For information and tickets, go to burfordsingers.org.uk

Bob Chilcott: SINGING BY NUMBERS, five fun choral dances designed to entertain and a selection of choruses from Brian Kay’s Novello’s book of GREAT HANDEL CHORUSES including mouth-wateringly singable movements from Acis & Galatea, Israel in Egypt, Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus, Solomon, Alexander’s Feast and that perennial favourite Zadok the Priest.