Counterpint sheet music finally ready

so grab it via the usual link.

Save the scores to a tablet/phone/laptop (or print them out if you really have to) and bring them along on the night.

Also, we have one soprano and one alto spot up for grabs for anyone who fancies coming along.








Counterpint April 21st update

As a heads-up, we’ve had a couple of cancellations for Thursday’s Counterpint at the Punch so there are still places available for all voices.

I was hoping to share with you today the sheet music but this morning I opened my laptop to find it simply doesn’t work any more, which means it will be tomorrow or Tuesday before I manage to pull it all together again via a functioning machine.

Rest assured, though, that it will be the usual top quality that you’ve come to expect, something to which ASUS computers might like to aspire in future.



Extra places at Counterpint April 21st

Although the first lot of spaces at Counterpint at the Punch on April 21st are now fully booked, we’re releasing 2 more places for each voice group at 9 a.m. this Saturday, April 16th; once these spaces go, we’ll open a waiting list in case of any late cancellations.

Also, we’ve had a soprano cancellation for PDtP on April 25th; the first soprano to drop me a message via the comments box below can have it, though note that the session starts at 6.30 p.m. and we can’t accommodate late arrivals on this occasion.



Stop press: Counterpint’s back at the Punch Tavern, April 21st!

Apologies again to those disappointed at missing out on April’s PDtP session but I hope we can make it up to you by offering an extra Counterpint session on Thursday April 21st, when we’ll be back at the Punch Tavern, one of our favourite venues.

We still have to limit numbers I’m afraid but to give everyone a chance to sign up, the booking system goes live at 8pm on Sunday April 10th; here’s the link.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.




PDtP April 25th – a change from our usual programming

Sort of.

While the music is going to be our customary selection of super-duper motets and madrigals, the venue is different.

Sadly, the Horse and Stables wasn’t free at at all in April but this has given us the chance to hold it in a place I’ve been wanting to try out for ages: the downstairs cafe at the Travelling Through bookshop in Waterloo.

I know, it’s not a pub, but it does serve beer and wine; it’s also a lovely, intimate little space and the team there are really looking forward to welcoming us.

The one downside is that we can only accommodate half of our usual numbers so pre-registration is essential.

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Please, please, please do not sign up unless you’re sure you’ll be able to make it as we don’t want empty seats on the night. 

Looking forward to seeing many of you there.



PS Forgive the cheeky anything-but-Shakespeare theme – I am genuinely enjoying all the anniversary celebrations this month but thought we could all do with a night off from them…

Biiiiiiiiiiig news

In 2014, we tore up the choral music rule book and created Polyphony Down the Pub, taking Renaissance music to a different level.

Today, in 2016, we’re collecting up the remaining fragments of the rule book and putting them through the shredder, as we launch a brand new initiative, taking this music even deeper!

After weeks of planning and preparation, we’re incredibly excited to announce

Polyphony in da Club

our residency at Slap, the über-cool Bermondsey dance venue and all-round hipster-zone.

The club’s owner, entrepeneuse and Eurofunk DJ April Scherz, heard us on Radio 3 at Christmas and invited us to do a test night earlier this year.

None of us could have predicted the reaction that we got from the dubstep-loving crowd down at Slap – it seems that counterpoint and modal harmonies at 140 bpm are what these millennials have been crying out for!

Have a listen here to just how sick we sounded:

I hope you’re as excited about this as I am – I think it’s potentially a real game changer for 16th Century choral music and I’d love you all to be part of this new chapter in the genre’s development.

If you’d like to find out more about it, see here.