Spring concert (Stravinsky, Bernstein, Rutter), 29 April 2018
Melissa Richards has created a Spotify playlist of the spring concert repertoire which you can access here.
Bernstein: Steven Cleobury, King’s College Cambridge
Stravinsky: John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and London Symphony Orchestra
Rutter: John Rutter, The Cambridge Singers and City of London Sinfonia
For anybody who has not yet acquired recordings a new release by award-winning choir Tenebrae has just been released, including the Stravinsky and the Bernstein with smaller works by Schoenberg and Zemlinsky. Currently available at a special price from Presto Classics.
Jackie Sanjana (tenor) has found a YouTube performance of which she says though the recording quality and performance are not good, the boy treble (around 5 minutes in) has excellent pronunciation and pitching.
Richard Hardingham (tenor) has found a CD with the voice parts and pronunciation of the Chichester Psalms here.
|Monday 8 January *||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Listen to the whole of the Bernstein Chichester Psalms and the first movement of the Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms.
Next week Rebecca will be introducing the Bernstein.
|Monday 15 January||19.30-21.30||Rebecca||St John’s Church Hall||Bernstein: Movt 1 Bars 66 to 85; Movt 2 Bars 64 – 116 (pronunciation);
Movt 3 Bar 60 to the end.
Stravinsky: Listen to and prepare Movt 3 for next week’s rehearsal
|Monday 22 January||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Prepare Stravinsky Movements 2 and 3 and Bernstein Movements 2 and 3|
|Monday 29 January||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Bernstein Movements 2 and 3. Stravinsky Movement 3|
|Monday 5 February||19.30-21.30||Rebecca||St John’s Church Hall||Stravinsky: review Movement 3, especially from figure 8 to the end. Movement 2 – the a cappella section at figure 10. Bernstein: Movement 1. Next week we will have sectional rehearsals for the first half of the evening.|
|Monday 12 February *||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Review Bernstein: Movement 3, Stravinsky: Movement 3, and Rutter: Movements
1, 3 and 5.
|Monday 19 February||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Stravinsky: Movement 3, bars 15 to 18; Bernstein: Movement 1; Rutter: Movements 4, 5 and 6.|
|Monday 26 February||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Rutter: Movement 5 from figure B to C and Movement 7; Stravinsky: Movement 3 Bars 14 – 18 and 20 – 28 and Movement 2; Bernstein: Movement 2|
|Monday 5 March||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Rutter: Movement 7 letter I to the end, Movements 1 and 6; Bernstein: Movement 2; Stravinsky: Movement 1|
|Monday 12 March *||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Rutter: Movements 2, 3 & 4; Bernstein: Movement 3; Stravinsky: Movements 1, 2 & 3|
|Monday 19 March||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Rutter: Movements 4, 5 & 6; Bernstein: Movements 1 & 2; Stravinsky: Movement 3|
|Monday 26 March||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Stravinsky: all movements; Bernstein: all movements; Rutter: movement 5 from G to the end, movements 6 and 7|
|Monday 2 April||Easter|
|Monday 9 April||19.30-21.30||Craig||St Peter’s Church||Please be ready to sing all three works with Rebecca over the next 2 rehearsals.|
|Monday 16 April||19.30-21.30||Rebecca||St John’s Church Hall||All of Rutter, especially Movement 2; Stravinsky: Movement 2.|
|Monday 23 April||19.30-21.30||Rebecca||St John’s Church Hall|
|Saturday 28 April||15.00-18.00||Rebecca – orchestra rehearsal||Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London, SE1 4HU|
|Sunday 29 April||10.00-12.00||Rebecca||Assembly Hall|
|Sunday 29 April||15.00||Rebecca||Assembly Hall||CONCERT|
Summer concert, 24 June 2018
|Monday 30 April||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall||Members’ social 20.30-21.30|
|Monday 7 May||Bank Holiday|
|Monday 14 May *||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall|
|Monday 21 May||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall|
|Monday 28 May||Bank Holiday|
|Monday 4 June||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall|
|Monday 11 June *||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall|
|Monday 18 June||19.30-21.30||Jamie||St John’s Church Hall|
|Sunday 24 June||15.00||Jamie||Tunbridge Wells United Reformed Church||Rehearsal|
|Sunday 24 June||18.00||Jamie||Tunbridge Wells United Reformed Church||CONCERT|
* On these dates, as a courtesy to our hosts in order to facilitate parking for the Parish Church Council, members are asked not to park on any part of the area to the north of the church – the side near the lawn. Please park either in the main car park or away from the premises altogether.
This table will be updated regularly as information becomes available.