Great British Anthems singing day

9:15am, Sat, 10 Sep 2022

  • Event Details
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  • Type of event: Workshop
    Duration: 1 day
    Venue: St. Marks Church, Queensway, Worle, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 7PW
      See map below
    Ticket pricing/options: Tickets: £18 for the day including score hire and coffee / tea.
    (under 18's £9)
    Description: This singing day event has been postponed twice now thanks to COVID, but it does seem appropriate to be finally holding it in 2022: the year of Queen's platinum jubilee !

    After the chaos of the catastrophic pandemic we now plan to hold this event in September 2022 - check back for details....

    Here is a little more information on the event....

    Our theme is: Great British anthems from the Great British Isles

    The Music:

    We will be singing some of the most beautiful sacred anthems written by  composers from the British Isles. It struck us that the last singing day (where we tackled Rutter's Gloria and Haydn's Te Deum), was all in Latin, so this time, it would make a refreshing change to do some singing in English! This will also give us the opportunity to move a bit faster through the learning and improve the interpretation.

    Our four pieces are:

    Vaughan Williams - O clap your hands
    Elgar - Give unto the Lord
    Ireland - Greater love
    Stanford - Blest pair of sirens

    Guest conductor, David Ogden:

    David is a professional conductor and composer who has conducted choirs on BBC radio, and his music is broadcast regularly. He is Choral Music Adviser for the BBC’s hit series Call The Midwife, and worked with the Royal Mail Choir in the BBC Two series The Choir; Sing While You Work.
    He conducts numerous choirs in the Bristol area including the City of Bristol Choir, Exultate Singers and the Bristol Youth Choir.


    It promises to be an exciting and fun day of singing where we work on these pieces from scratch and finish with a relaxed performance at the end of the day.

    Our venue is at St Mark’s Church in Worle (5 minutes from Junction 21 on M5). Join our friendly throng for a harmonious day of choral pleasure!

     

    Praise for Our Last Come and Sing Event:


    "As usual, it was all extremely well organised and went off very well"


    "A big thank you to everyone who came to our third singing day on Saturday 28th September (2019). It was an awesome day singing the glorious music of Rutter and Haydn. There were delicious cakes to re-charge the energy batteries and lots of lovely people to talk music with..."

    Here's a quote from our brilliant conductor David Ogden:

    "Well done to everyone. I thought the standard was a notch up this year and all the singers sang their hearts out."

    David is a professional conductor and composer who has conducted choirs on BBC radio, and his music is broadcast regularly. He is Choral Music Adviser for the BBC’s hit series Call The Midwife, and worked with the Royal Mail Choir in the BBC Two series The Choir; Sing While You Work.
    He conducts numerous choirs in the Bristol area including the City of Bristol Choir, Exultate Singers and the Bristol Youth Choir.

    It promises to be an exciting day of singing where we work on these pieces from scratch and culminates in a relaxed performance at the end of the day.
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