Spring into Summer

spring-into-summerCapital 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 Young (tenor) and William King (baritone) and the accompanist Belinda Behle. Admission is $15, with students $10 and children free.

You can download the concert flyer by clicking on the thumbnail image to the right.


Shaky Places rehearsal files

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 files page. The most useful resource on this page is here:

Individual songs enhanced for different parts (MP3)

This is a link to a folder in the Capital Choir Google Drive area. The audio tracks here were produced by Felicia Edgecombe in MIDI format from the score. I then went through them enhancing each of the parts in turn. Recently I have rendered the MIDI files into MP3 format, which means they are easier to play and generally sound better.


Come Gracious Spring rehearsal files

This is an experiment. Barbara has produced rehearsal files for “Come Gracious Spring”, movement 2 of Haydn’s The Seasons, and put them on her Google Drive. This link…

Nr2 – Come Gracious Spring

…should take you to the folder. In this folder you should see four subfolders (Alto, Bass, Soprano, Tenor) and in each of these you should see 8 MP3 files for that voice part. Please let me know whether you can see and play the files. (Email me at mark dot hadf at gmail dot com, or comment below.) I’d especially like to hear from people who don’t have a Google account.

Spring is in the air!

Err, maybe not quite yet, but tomorrow evening (Tuesday 12 June) Capital Choir meets (usual time and place) for rehearsal under the direction of Barbara Paterson to prepare for a spring-themed concert in September. The concert will feature “Spring” from Josef Haydn’s The Seasons. The programme for the rest of the year will be posted on the blog when it’s finalised, but for now here are the (provisional) highlights:

    • Rehearsals as usual every Tuesday, recommencing 12 June. No rehearsals on 10 & 17 July and 2 & 9 October (school holidays).
    • Saturday sectional rehearsals on either 4 or 11 August. Probably 9 am till 1 pm, format yet to be decided.
    • “Spring” concert on Tuesday 25 September at Central Baptist, with dress rehearsal the night before (Monday 24 September).
    • Rest home carol concerts in early December if possible, dates to be confirmed
    • End of year in-house Christmas concert and party on Tuesday 11 December at the usual rehearsal venue.