In a week’s time we’ll be blasting the roof off the Horse & Stables with our double choir special.
I’m pretty excited about it, not least because there’s a wealth of great material to draw on – so much so that we have enough numbers on the shortlist for 2 or 3 sessions at least. The sheet music will be ready in the next couple of days so keep an eye out for updates.
All spaces have been taken but do join the waiting list as we’re bound to have a cancellation or two before the day. (Don’t forget to cancel via Eventbrite if you have booked and can no longer make it.)
In the meantime, here’s a heads-up on a few things that may also be of interest:
Opportunity to do some more ‘drop-in’ singing
At last month’s PDtP, we were joined by Michael from the London Motet & Madrigal Club.
Like PDtP, they are a non-performing group who get together for the pure love of singing rather than performing, though I understand that they finesse their run-throughs a little bit more than we do, which no doubt appeals to some of you perfectionists.
They are always looking for new members so drop them a line via the link above or their Facebook page if you’re interested.
Also, on March 12th, Zêzerearts are giving a choral workshop in East Grinstead, with a nice line-up of repertoire, and are still looking for singers to join them – if you’re a confident tenor, you may even get a space for free.
It is of course the season where we’re in danger of drowning in a sea of performances of Bach Passions. (But what a way to go, eh?)
Great those these works are, if you’re looking for concerts of perhaps slightly lesser known works then the Borough Chamber Choir (some of whom are PDtP regulars) are performing a great programme this coming Saturday, March 5th, including Macmillan, Mozart and Bach.
Also, on March 15th, youthful singing group Amici Voices are presenting a concert of early Bach cantatas. They perform one voice per part and have a pretty stunning backing band, made up of some of the UK’s finest early music instrumentalists.
The concert is in Harpenden but if it’s anything like the Christmas Oratorio that I heard last December then it’s well worth the effort of getting out there.
Become a patron of an early music recording
And finally, early music group Capilla Cayrasco are making a CD of music by Ockeghem and PDtP favourite Josquin Desprez and they’re looking for funding assistance for the project.
Depending on the amount offered, donors can expect anything from a thank you card through to a credit in the CD booklet and even a conducting lesson from the group’s director; details can be found via the above link.