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
Capital Choir’s Spring into Summer concert will be a musical celebration of seasonal music across the centuries, featuring the first movement, “Spring”, from Haydn’s The Seasons. It will be held at 7:30 pm on Tuesday 25 September at Central Baptist Church, Boulcott St. The director will be Barbara Paterson, the soloists Barbara Graham (soprano), Jamie … Continue reading Spring into Summer
It looks like we’ll be performing several pieces from Shaky Places at the Spring concert on 25 September, possibly numbers 4 (Pohutukawa Magic), 5 (Stitch Bird), 6 (Wild Daisies) and 12 (For the First Time). Those who are (like me) a bit rusty on the notes may want to look at the Shaky Places rehearsal … Continue reading Shaky Places rehearsal files