Best. PDtP. Ever. (Possibly.)

Still reeling from just how good last night’s session was. So many phenomenal moments, but those that linger in the mind were the heart-meltingly beautiful Verdelot Beata es Virgo (particularly the post-10pm run-throughs) and the mighty, mighty sound of 60 singers giving a spine-tingling rendition of Gallus‘ Duo Seraphim.

Even trickier numbers such as the Victoria Lauda Sion went from not-so-good to actually-pretty-bloody-awesome after only 2 or 3 attempts.

And what a great atmosphere throughout the night – there was a real buzz about the room as we busked through these masterpieces.

Thanks to all who came, whether old hands or new faces, from nearby or indeed not so nearby…

Our final PDtP session of the season is pencilled in for July 11th but this is still TBC; an update will follow in the next few days.

However, what I can confirm is some very exciting news: following the tremendous success of our April PDtP session in Travelling Through, we now have a monthly Counterpint residency in the venue. (Yes, they really want us back!)

We’ll be revisiting the very best of previous PDtP sessions, in a smaller, more intimate setting (though still with booze).

The first of these Counterpint in the Café sessions is 6pm next Tuesday, June 21st. Spaces are extremely limited and booking goes live at 10 am tomorrow (Wednesday June 15th).

(Please note the early arrival time and booking conditions on the Eventbrite page.)

That’s it for the moment – thanks again for your support.



PS Don’t forget to tell everyone you know in Sheffield that they simply must not miss out on our session up there on July 5th.




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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.

6 thoughts on “Best. PDtP. Ever. (Possibly.)”

  1. Flew all the way from Washington DC for this, Kevin-
    It was worth every penny to sing Duo Seraphim with such glorious voices.
    Absolutely a thrill, will be back next year!!

    Merry from Washington


  2. My husband and I have signed up for the Sheffield evening, and have told all our friends about it! We’re now nervously waiting for the music in order to to practice like mad!


    1. Thanks, Jean – very much looking forward to having you both along. The scores will be available a few days before the night but there’s no need to be nervous re: the set-list – our stuff vitally sings itself! Cheers, Kevin


  3. Hello Kevin
    PDTP sounds fun will try to sign up for the next one.
    If singers are interested in Rameau’s music Hippolyte and Arice will be on this weekend. Linden Baroque will be playing on Baroque instruments and there will be a mix of ballet and opera. Here’s the link:

    I will be singing in the chorus where there will be soloists.


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