2019 AGM

12th July 2019
The Matrix Music School and Arts Centre, The Nursery, Sutton Courtenay
19:30

  • Apologies for absence
  • Minutes of the 2018 AGM – approval and matters arising
  • Chair’s report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Ideas from the floor on how to address our problems

Wine and cheese

  • Any more ideas
  • Election of committee where anybody who has paid their membership for last year or who joined us for the initial free term can vote.
  • AOB

Spring 2020 Concert – Gloria

I have sung and conducted a number of great Glorias by the likes of Vivaldi, Poulenc, and John Rutter, and so it was with a certain amount of trepidation that I approached the writing of this piece. A few years ago, a young American singer from a children’s choir festival I was conducting said to me that she liked the piece of mine that they were singing. She then told me that she had recently sung another new piece that she really liked by ‘some guy called Vivaldi’. She asked me if I knew him. I was so struck by this, because to this young lady the piece might have been written yesterday. To her it felt fresh and communicative, and I thought, if I could emulate those feelings for just a few moments, I would be happy. Vivaldi’s Gloria was very much in my mind when I wrote my own setting.

Bob Chilcott © 2017

  • Bob Chilcott – Gloria
  • Franz Schubert – Mass No. 2 in G major, D 167
  • Interval 
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Gloria, RV589

Rehearsals will start on the 10th January and the performance will be on the 29th March

Spring Concert 2019

We will be performing on Sunday March 31st.

Rehearsals started on Friday January 4th. The program will be:

  • Vivaldi – Credo RV 591
  • Fasch – Concerto for trumpet, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in D major, FaWV L:D1
  • Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus K 618
  • Max Reger – Nachtlied Op.138
  • Bruckner – Locus Iste WAB 23
  • Interval
  • Haydn – Mass in B flat major ‘Theresienmesse’ Hob XXII:12

Quiz Night 2019

A quiz night was held on the Saturday evening of the 16th March at the Long Furlong Community Centre in Abingdon. A simple, home cooked, meal was provided along with a cash bar and raffle.

  • Good value for money in terms of entertainment, food and fun
  • Steve, the quiz-master, was excellent, good questions and well balanced subjects
  • Excellent food and plenty of it.
  • Excellent choice of beer
  • Good choice of wines … could have charged more!
  • A great evening … would come again
  • What a great evening – good quiz, good food, and  good company – when’s the next one ?

The event raised £1408.33 in support of our next and subsequent concerts.

Singing is fun!

An afternoon choral workshop with Janet Lincé

This was held on the afternoon of Sunday 20th January at the Matrix with Peter McMullin as accompanist.

It attracted a number of new people besides the regular choir members and was enjoyed by all. We received a great number of valuable tips and had, as promised, a very enjoyable afternoon.

Autumn Concert 2018

This will be a Handel  dominated programme. The date is now fixed for Sunday November the 25th 2018:

  • Handel – Chandos anthem No 2:  In the Lord put I my trust – HWV 247
  • Handel – Chandos anthem No 9:  O praise the Lord – HWV 254
  • Purcell – Rejoice in the Lord alway ‘The bell anthem’, Z 49
  • Handel – Concerto Grosso in C major ‘Alexander’s Feast’ – HWV 318

The first rehearsal was at 19:30 on Friday 14th September. 

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