Well Ladies and Gentlemen, what a good evening rehearsal that was. Firstly we were honoured by a rare visit from our hard working Chairman who was found at a loose end and in England so came to rehearsal to sing with us, for those who don’t know John is currently working away from home in Ireland so getting to rehearsals is difficult.
AmyBeth spent the first half of the rehearsal looking in depth at The Fields of Athernry, taking us through it page by page working on delivery and dynamics, making the music and words speak to the listener, and hard work it was, sometimes frustrating when the expression wasn’t as we collectively wanted, but rewarding in the end.
After a break we worked on the Alleluia by Mozart, again taking time to take the piece apart and learning each line part by part and building the piece up to a great rendition at the end where the voices blended and sang out confidently, cheekily I tried all parts for this and did struggle a bit on a top f-sharp in the sop line but hopefully sang it quiet enough so AmyBeth didn’t hear.
Next Tuesday is the last rehearsal before our summer break and I would encourage all of us to attend if at all possible to get one last sing together prior to the next rehearsal on;
Tues 4 Sep 1745 for 1800-2000 10th floor, 55 Broadway
Tues 11 Sep 1745 for 1800-2000 Conference Room 1, Ground floor, Palestra, Southwark
Sat 15 Sep 1445 for 1500-1700 Conference Room 1, Ground floor, Palestra, Southwark
Tues 18 Sep 1745 for 1800-2000 10th floor, 55 Broadway
Tues 25 Sep 1745 for 1800-2000 District Meeting Room, 727, 7th Floor, 55 Broadway
Sat 29 Sep 1445 for 1500-1700 10th floor, 55 Broadway
Tues 2 Oct 1745 for 1800-2000 10th floor, 55 Broadway
Concert 6 Oct time to be finalised, St Paul’s Church, Rossmore Road, Marylebone*.
Please do put these dates in your diary and encourage as many of your friends to come to the concert as possible.
Please do continue to check the web site regularly as this is where information re the concert and other interesting items will be posted.
*AmyBeth has said that for now the music we will be concentrating on for the concert will be as follows
Introit, Sanctus and Libera Me from the Fauré, although can I suggest you listen to the MP3 files for the other sections as we may need to join in if required to help and assist our European colleagues.
Pastime with good company, AmyBeth wants this done from memory please, so do get learning the words.
Fields of Athernry
If ye Love me - Tallis
Alleluia – Mozart.