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2017

1 June 2017
Viva Venice! Choir on Tour
2 April 2017
Monteverdi Vespers Success!
4 February 2017
Long Lines in Lichfield

2016

11 December 2016
Santa Claus came to Town!
28 November 2016
Poulenc Gloria with the RPO
22 October 2016
Recording #4 - a Feast of Faure
3 October 2016
Good Greve - Awards and Socialising
10 July 2016
Rossini Rave Reviews
23 May 2016
Pagliacci, Plants and Parties
4 April 2016
924 years Not Out!
20 March 2016
Viva Verdi! Stunning Success
5 March 2016
Forty for Gloria in Brum
28 February 2016
Big Singing Success with John Rutter!
4 January 2016
Tickets at a New Home

2015

2014

 

Poulenc Gloria with the RPO

It has been just four weeks since the choir finished their rehearsals of Fauré's Requiem and other choral works for the CD recording at the end of October, and in that time the choir have learned, polished, finessed, and performed Poulenc's rhythmic, sensual, and vibrant Gloria (alongside Handel's Zadok the Priest) in concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jean-Luc Tingaud in Rehearsal
 
Getting Ready to Rehearse with the RPO

We were delighted to work with Jean-Luc Tingaud for what we hope is the first of many occasions, and we were astonished that the speeds our own Musical Director had prepared were very close indeed to those of Maestro Tingaud. He encouraged us to explore the widest possible dynamic spread throughout the work, and was noticable impressed by our preparations, and rhythmic precision.

Poulenc in Rehearsal with the RPO
 
Poulenc Gloria - from the Bass Section

For a number of choir members this was their first experience of singing Poulenc (it is nearly 15 years since we last sang any Poulenc!), and they clearly relished every single note - even the awkward ones. We hope to programme some more Poulenc in future years - we've never performed his remarkable Stabat Mater, so maybe ... one day ...

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