Weekly Bulletin for June 23rd

Hello Choir,
It’s Richard here again.  This is my last edition of the Bulletin before we welcome Naomi back from her overseas travels next week. 

Carlos has asked that we learn the Schubert Kyrie off by heart.  This is not just some whim on his part.  It is so that he can add expression into the music during performance by making gestures to which we, the choristers, can respond.  But it only works if we are looking at him and not at our music. 
This may well be out of the comfort zone of some of us – myself included.  But we owe it to Carlos to give it our best.

If you would like some help with learning the music, John Kibby has produced practice CD’s as usual.  He has also put practice material into Dropbox – which is very easy to use from your own PC.  Click here for the Schubert Mass.  Click here for Missa Criolla.  Click here for the information on the South American songs.  New this week, there is a translation of Equivoca la Paloma kindly provided by Emilia.

Members’ News
It was good to see Jenny Eggleton and Kay Millet back last night.  After singing at Carnegie Hall, they took an epic trip around lesser known parts of the USA.  Roger has been sweltering in that most unusual of events, a UK heatwave, and Naomi has been brushing up her French whilst sampling the culinary delights of Normandy.

Looking ahead
In December this year, we will be performing JS Bach’s Magnificat.  There is a rare opportunity to hear this delightful work in a concert on June 30th at the City Recital Hall, given by the Choir of St Mary’s Cathedral, along with Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb and Bernstein’s Chichester PsalmsClick here for more information.