Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Heard it on the grapevine...

so Saturday's concert went very well, I'm told. The large audience were appreciative of the variety of music (and the afternoon tea), and the choir really enjoyed themselves. I'm very sorry to have missed it, though I was being kept informed with regular updates (although I'm protecting my source ;-) ).

We usually break for the summer holidays after the June concert, but this time we're continuing for a few weeks so we can hold an audition rehearsal for our candidates for the Musical Director role - fingers crossed it goes well! It's nice going back to the Faure Requiem, for possibly the first time ever, I'm not looking at the page and thinking 'no, don't remember any of this', but actually picking bits out that have clearly stuck from last time. We've only had one rehearsal, and we've got a long summer break coming up, so I'm not counting chickens, but......

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Just one of those things....

Very sad to be missing Saturday afternoon's concert - the music on Tuesday was sounding really beautiful, and I'm sure everyone is in for a treat.
Tickets still available  - details are on the poster, but will also be available on the door.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

There must be something in the air...

or maybe in the water around here, that's inspiring wanderlust.

Only a couple of months after Mr Eyre's departure, we learnt that Mr Alex will also be leaving Yorkshire for Birmingham, or Solihull to be precise. He will taking up the role of Head of Choral Music at Solihull School in September.

Alex has been a great friend to the Chorale over the last few years, playing for several of our concert endeavours - where his ability to play more notes at once than you'd think possible has been amazingly impressive. He's also taken rehearsals as needed, and of course, stepping in as our temporary MD since April.

Massive thanks, Alex, and very good luck for your new role!

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

..and one man in his time, plays many parts

Life has gone a little bit crazy of late, and I'm quite sad that for the first time, I won't be able to take part in a choir concert, as I'm going to be away.

Rehearsals are going well, the music we're rehearsing really does have something for every taste, from Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, to the haunting Long Day Closes, to the Rhythm of Life - and lots in between.

We're also inviting our audience to join us for an afternoon tea following the concert, so they'll be lots of time to chat, and weather permitting, enjoy the sunshine!

Tickets are available, see poster below: