Just a reminder that we will be recording excerpts and taking pictures at tonight’s PDtP for possible inclusion in R3’s Meet My Choir, so please bear this in mind in case you are worried that Interpol might catch up with you as a result.
As Bach chorales are usually a staple of the sessions (they should be a staple of all singing events at all times and I include The X-Factor in this assertion), I am chucking the final chorale of BWV10 back in the mix.
Some of you will remember it from PDtP 6 and it really is the most brilliant 50 seconds of choral music you could wish for – simultaneously archaic and utterly fresh, a pure pleasure across all 4 parts.
…but just in case you did need a prod, we are going to be recording some segments that we hope may be used on a future Meet My Choir, a regular segment of Radio 3’s The Choir programme.
Sara Mohr-Pietsch, presenter of The Choir, came along to the March PDtP and was kind enough to suggest that we submit a recording and some info for her programme.
OK, so we are technically not a choir, but the programme is about celebrating singing in all its forms and so our unusual event might be of interest to the British public.
Once again, there is no guarantee that we will make it on to the programme but it would be nice to give it a try; I am really hoping for a nice, big sound for a brief recording so please do come and bring your singing pals with you!
***Next Polyphony Down the Pub London: July 16th***
***Next Counterpint in the Cafe: TBC***
***Next Polyphony Down the Pub Brighton: TBC***
***Next Counterpint Crouch End: TBC***
***Next PDtP Sheffield, Manchester & Cardiff TBC***
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