***Next Counterpint in the Cafe: Wednesday September 27th***
***Next Polyphony Down the Pub: Monday October 23rd***
***Next Counterpint at the Canbury TBC***
***Next PDtP Sheffield, Manchester & Cardiff TBC***
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Looking forward to seeing you at one of our sessions; in the meantime, remember the strictly enforced:
5 Rules of Polyphony Down the Pub
1. Arrive when you want to
2. Leave when you want to
3. Sing or don’t sing
5. Avoid parallel fifths & octaves
Following a remarkable act of forward planning, I’m able to share with you the dates for future PDtP sessions: Continue reading Upcoming PDtP dates
The weather’s on the turn and the days are getting shorter, which can only mean one thing: PDtP Returns!
Join us on September 11th for the start of our new season, with works by Victoria, Crecquillon, Tomkins (yes, Tomkins) and Palestrina.
And as it’s his 450th anniversary year, it would be churlish not to include the music of Monteverdi. While we won’t of course be performing any of his new-fangled seconda prattica stuff (we don’t have room for all those chittaroni/cornetts/double harps), there are plenty of a cappella contrapuntal marvels from the beginning (and indeed the end) of his career for us to draw on.
Booking goes live at 5pm on Friday September 1st; extra places will be released at 9am on Saturday the 2nd.
As always, we’ll be keeping back places for first-timers who have never booked before, so if that’s you, drop us a line by midnight tomorrow (Friday the 1st) with your details including singing voice via the comments section at the bottom of this post.
is that if you were not at last week’s Summer Counterpint in the Cafe then Continue reading The plain truth of the matter
Apologies for those who have tried to book for Wednesday’s Counterpint in the Cafe at 9am and couldn’t; we’ve had a couple of technical problems but they’ve now been fixed so the new spaces are available via this link now.
I know, I know – it’s so irritating when someone starts harping on about Yuletide arrangements before the summer has finished.
However, following both our brief sing session at the Southbank and Continue reading Christmas plans already? But it’s only August!
Why? Because in a break with tradition, we’re putting on a summer session of Counterpint in the Cafe, just for you. (Well, 25 – 30 of you.)
It takes place on Continue reading You lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky people.