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
notes if you are a member of the Singers.
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.
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.
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.
Continue reading “Autumn Concert 2018”
We are looking for
new singers. We rehearse on a Friday evening in Sutton Courtenay. Rehearsals for our next concert of three of Handel’s Chandos Anthems start on the 14th September 2018. You can just come along but it would be helpful if you were to contact the secretary then we can be sure to have a copy of the music for you.
Rubbing out after the Passiontide 2017 concert
All except for the Nachtlied, which can be found on YouTube, are available on Choralia.
This is a fairly literal translation of Nachtlied:
Die Nacht ist kommen,
Drin wir ruhen sollen; Gott walt’s, zum Frommen Nach sein’m Wohlgefallen, Daß wir uns legen In sein’m G’leit und Segen, Der Ruh’ zu pflegen.
Treib, Herr, von uns fern
Die unreinen Geister, Halt die Nachtwach’ gern, Sei selbst unser Schutzherr, Schirm beid Leib und Seel’ Unter deine Flügel, Send’ uns dein’ Engel!
Laß uns einschlafen
Mit guten Gedanken, Fröhlich aufwachen Und von dir nicht wanken; Laß uns mit Züchten Unser Tun und Dichten Zu dein’m Preis richten!
The night has fallen,
And we should rest; God is there, to care for us By his good will, So that we settle In his company and blessing, To maintain the peace.
Father, drive the evil spirits
Far away from us; Keep the night watch; Be our protector; Shield both body and soul Under your wings; Send us your angels!
Let us go to sleep
With good thoughts, Happily awaken And never waver from you; Let us, with discipline, Focus our deeds and words On your glory!
Mass in B-Flat major. (Sancti Joannis de Deo or Little Organ Mass) Hob.XX11:7 Haydn
Mozart Misericordias Domini K222
Mendelssohn Christe du Lamm Gottes
Mendelssohn Te Deum
Purcell Rejoice in the Lord alway
Saint-Saëns Ave verum
Saint-Saëns Quam dilecta, Op.148