Oratorio Choir and Chamber Choir: This coming Summer term 2021, we will begin by singing on-line. However we hope that at some stage the government will release guidance that gives a date when we can sing together in person. We don’t know when that will happen. Currently the overwhelming majority of those who have replied…

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Choir/Class Start date HALF TERM (no choir/class) Last rehearsal/class Fee Notes Vocal Technique Monday 26 April, 7-8.45pm (incl. 15 min break) Monday 31 May 2021 Monday 12 July 2021 £50 Deadline for enrolment: Friday 23 April. NB: NO class on Monday 3 May Vocal Development Tuesday 27 April, 6-6.45pm Tuesday 1 June 2021 Tuesday 13…

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Summer 2021 Rehearsals start Half Term Last Rehearsal  Concert(Subject to Government advice) JAZZ Mon 26 Apr Mon 31 May Mon 05 Jul CLASSICAL Wed 28 Apr Wed 02 Jun Wed 07 Jul Sat 10 Jul (tbc) Autumn 2021 Rehearsals start Half Term Last Rehearsal Concert JAZZ Mon 13 Sep Mon 25 Oct Mon 22 Nov…

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SPRING 2022 Start date HALF TERM Last rehearsal Concert Chamber Choir Weds 12 January 6.30-7.30 Weds 16 February Weds 23 March Saturday 26 March 2022 Oratorio Choir Weds 12 January 7.30-9.30pm Weds 16 February Weds 23 March Saturday 26 March 2022           SUMMER 2022 Start date HALF TERM Last rehearsal  …

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Petroc Trelawney’s Radio 3 Classical Alarm call on 18 January featured a new composition by Jill Jarman, performed by the Chelys Consort of Viols and the Fieri Consort voices. It is based on words by Sir Henry Wotton, a 17th century politician, diplomat and author, King James’ Ambassador to Venice; “Now are my thoughts at peace”.…

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The Oratorio Choir this term has quite a few innovations bringing us closer to singing together – first step virtually.  We have rehearsed two classical pieces – Byrd’s Ave Verum Corpus and Brahms’ Geistliches Lied along with something very contemporary, fun & funky- Ayres (arr.) ‘Every Tube Station’ referencing every tube station on the London Underground!  Another…

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Just a few days to go before our first Spring term 2021 online rehearsals! Jazz Choir and Jazz Ensemble kick off the New Year on Monday 4 January and classical choirs follow on Wednesday 6 January. Our classes start the following week. So dust off your laptop/tablet/smartphone and your microphone, plug in to test your…

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The three musicianship groups (on Zoom) in the Autumn term concentrated on firming up on musical theory, doing some fun exercises and learning Verdi’s Va pensiero and Byrd’s Non nobis making sure the theory can be applied!   This was followed by Xmas carols. We are always aiming at improving sightsinging, and with this comes a better…

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To mark the season, and the ending of this difficult year, we staged a Zoom event for singers from all our classes and choirs – and their family and friends.  Over 150 people zoomed in for the event to sing along to carols ranging from the traditional from King’s College, to the Albert Hall, and…

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Choir/Class Start date HALF TERM (no choir/class) Last rehearsal/class Vocal Technique Monday 11 Jan, 7-8.45pm (incl. 15 min break) Monday 15 Feb 2021 Monday 22 March 2021 Vocal Development Tuesday 12 Jan, 6-6.45pm Tuesday 16 Feb 2021 Tuesday 23 March 2021 Jazz Ensemble Monday 4 Jan, 6.30-7.30pm Monday 15 Feb 2021 Monday 15 March 2021…

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