Term 2 begins with a rehearsal today, May Day Eve 2019, 7:15 pm at Central Baptist Church. From an email Susan Hamilton sent to the choir at the end of Term 1... Please try to find time to practise your German pronunciation and to go over the tricky bits in all the pieces. It will … Continue reading Term 2
https://youtu.be/nKedItskDWI The choir is practicing an arrangement of Michelle (Lennon/McCartney) by Grayston Ives. I believe this is the arrangement performed by the King’s Singers in the video above. I must admit, I don’t like this performance as much as I expected to. As one of the commenters on YouTube says, “They are undoubtedly brilliant singers … Continue reading Michelle
One the strength of it having a name in the title, we are returning to Gabriel Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine. Here is a page linking to rehearsal files for the different parts. http://www.choralia.net/fr04mp3/ Despite having performed this in Capital Choir in 2015 and several times previously, I never knew who Jean Racine was and … Continue reading Cantique de Jean Racine
Term 1 began on Tuesday 12 February according to schedule. Barbara and the committee have been hard at work planning the year and the latest version of the programme is here: 2019 provisional programme The theme for the mid-year concert is names, personal names to be precise. This from Barbara: …I would like to do … Continue reading What’s in a theme?
The first rehearsal for 2019 will be at Central Baptist Church on Tuesday 12 February at 7:15 pm. More information will follow on the year’s programme.
Barbie has added more recordings to her Study Recordings folder on Google Drive: A Spotless Rose L'enfance du Christ
Those who are having trouble with the French pronunciation in L’enfance du Christ might find that this helps:
The choir’s term 4 rehearsals begin tonight at Central Baptist Church, 7:15 pm. Doubtless there will be several choir members planning to participate in the Festival Singers’ Messiah Singalong on 2 December, so we will spend time on selected choruses from that. Barbie is also interested in trying out excerpts from Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ … Continue reading Term 4 begins
Jamie Young Based in Wellington, Jamie performs regularly as soloist with many regional choirs, choruses and opera companies. Most recently he has performed in Dvorak's Stabat Mater, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Ramirez’ Navidad Nuestra. He has appeared with Orpheus Choir, Festival Singers, Kapiti Chamber Choir, Kāpiti Chorale, Wellington Choir, Bach Choir, Cantoris, Wellington Chamber … Continue reading This evening’s soloists