Counterpint II: a knock-out session at the Punch Tavern

I am very happy to report that last night’s Counterpint session was a stonking success, with some damn fine singing interspersed with some damn fine drinking.

We welcomed many first-timers, though it was great to see a healthy number of PDtP/Counterpint regulars too.

Many thanks to our gracious hosts at the Punch for their hospitality and willingness to tolerate 45 people banging out Renaissance choonz in their back room; I hope they’ll have us back for another session in the near future.

Highlights were the Gallus Ecce quomodo moritur justus and the Victoria Ave Maria a 4, both of which seemed to go down very well with everyone.

Another real treat was the post-10pm session, where a handful of us went through the best bits again, this time with the volume dial turned down from 11.

That said, the camaraderie of the main session was really something to experience (though to be fair, PDtP/Counterpint participants very much tend to lean towards the affable), so thanks again to all who took part.

Hope to announce the next Counterpint very soon, but if you’re worried about withdrawal symptoms in the meantime, there’s always next Monday’s Polyphony Down the Pub session to feed your habit.




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K O'Neill

I am a classical music enthusiast and a lover of choral music in particular. I run the Polyphony Down the Pub social/singing night, probably the most thrilling singing-Renaissance-motets-in-the-backroom-of-a-pub experience you could ever hope to have.

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