2017: we’re off to a swinging/singing start

If you guys are suffering from a post-Christmas blow-out, it hasn’t shown! We’ve had a couple of great nights of singing so far, which makes me think it’s going to be another great year.

Last week we enjoyed a cracker of a PDtP session, even if the texts to some of the works were the source of some mirth:

Highlights of the night were definitely Kirbye‘s Alas! What hope of speeding,  the Kyrie from Victoria‘s 4-part Requiem, Giovanelli‘s O salutaris hostia & Stoltzer‘s O admirabile commercium, though a personal favourite was BWV277: only 16 bars in length but with depths unfathomable.

Gluttons for punishment were afforded another boozy singing opportunity less than a week later, with our first Counterpint in the Cafe of 2017:

(Christina’s photos turned out much better than mine…)

Again, many hits of the evening, but stand-outs were Brito‘s Circumdederunt me and Zielinski‘s Vox in Rama.

Thanks to all who came along and made them such fun nights.

As you know, our next PDtP is Feb.6th and before that we have Counterpint in Kingston on Jan.31st. (Verrrrry limited places left at that one so I’d book sooner than later if you want to come along.)

Counterpint in the Cafe will be back in Feb. too so all in all, there’s a lot going on!

Thanks for your continuing support 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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