3 updates for the price of 1

There’s been a lot going on with PDtP/CP in the past couple of weeks, so much so that we haven’t had a chance to get in touch with you – so here’s a review of our last couple of sessions plus a heads-up  on the next one.

Counterpint April 21st, the Punch Tavern

We we enjoyed a great night at the Punch for another Counterpint, despite the fact that we had competition on the raucousness front…

This didn’t stop us from getting stuck in in our usual fashion – a few top Bach chorales to get us going and then a dive into the treasures of the Renaissance. And bowls of chips.

It was a fantastic atmosphere on the night, helped no doubt by a good split between regulars and new faces. Thanks again to all who came and we hope to be back at the Punch soon.

Polyphony Down the Pub at Travelling Through, April 25th

As the Horse and Stables were booked up, we had the chance to try out a new venue: the cafe of the excellent Travelling Through bookshop on Lower Marsh.

Once again, we defied probability to come up with a great night of singing. Owing to the smaller space, we had fewer voices than usual but that only seemed to add to the magic of the experience.

Highlights for me were the gorgeous 7 part Ego flos campi by Clemens non Papa and the final run-through of Handl’s Ecce quomodo moritur justus, though there were many more besides.

All in all, it was a great evening and Travelling Through are keen to have us back so watch this space for future announcements.

Next PDtP session

I can finally confirm May’s PDtP details: Monday May 16th, back at the Horse & Stables. It will be madrigal-themed (lawks!), but I hope it’ll be largely bearable.

I’m sure there’ll be room for everyone who wants to come but just to give everyone a fair chance, booking goes live via this page at 8pm on Monday May 2nd.

(Also hope to announce a May CP session soon…)

That’s it for now – thanks again to everyone who came along to our April sessions and hope to see you soon.




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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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