Shona Knight, Paul Austin Kelly, Dame Felicity Lott, Nicholas Houghton and Maeve Jenkinson at Lewes Town Hall
At the end of our ‘sell-out’ performance of Mendelssohn Hymn of Praise in Lewes Town Hall on 5 May, the three soloists, Shona Knight, Paul Austin Kelly and Dame Felicity Lott posed for a photo with Conductor Nicholas Houghton and orchestra leader Maeve Jenkinson.
The concert was a triumph in many ways. Many of the audience as well as other performers felt the choir has ‘never sounded better’. And of course the orchestra and soloists were excellent in all respects.
The choir goes from strength to strength and we now look forward to singing in Ghent Cathedral on 30 June, and then our next season including guest stars John Tomlinson (Bass) and Crispian Steele-Perkins (Trumpet) on 15 December. Later in the season we will be joining with South Downs Youth Orchestra for a performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana in June 2019.
Our Bass, Michael Bloom has drawn my attention to a workshop on Sunday 18 March. Our friend, John Hancorn is leading it, and Michael Bloom is not singing bass, but rather playing his Theorbo! If you fancy a day out singing Handel choruses, the deadline for applications is 4 March.
Here is the link
If you would like to join the trip to Belgium in summer of 2018, please book your place NOW, using the order form here. You will need to print it off in order to complete it before handing it to Mary Burke by Monday 20 March, along with your £50 deposit.
CHOIR Trip 2018 Letter 1
For those of you that are comfortable with using your desktop or laptop PCs1 for playback of choral practice files, you may find it helpful to download midi files (where they are available) and to use an excellent midi file player programme freely available for download from the web. Click here to take you to the location on the Support page of this site to find out about the benefits of doing this, as well as how to download and to use this player.
There is also a version of this Midi player for you if you have an Apple Mac OS 10.4 (Tiger) or later versions e.g. OS 10.8 (Mountain Lion).