A reminder: next Sunday,6 October, in the For the Joy of Singing the Classics program, we will sing through Rutter’s Mass of the Children.
This was first performed in 2003, in Carnegie Hall, New York, conducted by John Rutter. It is written for adult and children’s choirs with soloists, with the Mass texts interspersed with poetry of Thomas Ken (1637-1711) (Awake, my soul, and with the sun…)”, William Blake (1757-1827) (“Little Lamb, who made thee?”) and other sources.
We will be singing all the choral parts and Tom Healey and Rosie Cocklin will be singing the solos.
If you want to participate, please contact Anne at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton from 2pm to 5pm.
Cost is $15 includes music hire and afternoon tea.
Tom Healey, accompanied by wonderful Sonoka Miyake, took an enthusiastic group of singers through Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana on Sunday 7 April at St Luke’s. Our first ‘Singing the Classics’ for 2019.
“Singing the Classics”, on Sunday 12th August, at Wesley Church, 100 Yarra Street, Geelong from 2-5pm, was enjoyed by everyone. Our own Anne Pilgrim took us through Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. John Bumford was our talented accompanist for the day.
Dona Nobis Pacem is a 6-movement cantata, in which Vaughan Williams has chosen text from Walt Whitman, written to describe why war should never occur again. Some OT texts are included, too. Whitman was a medical orderly in the American Civil War and had experience of the effects of war, and his poetry is alive with feeling. The work is very much a choral work, with the orchestra used to support the meaning of the texts, and solo soprano and baritone lines set beautifully. We’ve chosen it for its beauty and because of the proximity of the centenary of Armistice Day.
Watch out for the announcement of the program for 2019 soon.
Sunday 10th June, 2018
St Lukes Church, Highton
Gilbert and Sullivan Choruses
Thanks to Helen Lyth of The Choral Grapevine for her article on this Singing the Classics afternoon.
Find out more about our fun afternoon Singing the Classics on Sunday 18 March in an article on the Choral Grapevine.
Mar 18, 2018 – Daryl Barclay, accompanied by Hugh Davidson
Gilbert & Sullivan Choruses
Jun 10, 2018 – Allister Cox, accompanied by Sonoka Miyake
Dona Nobis Pacem (R Vaughan Williams)
Sunday, 12th August, at Wesley Church, 100 Yarra Street, Geelong from 2-5pm.
Most afternoons are held in St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton, as for many years now, from 2 to 5pm. $15 fee is payable at the door and includes the provision of afternoon tea, venue, personnel and music. The Geelong Association of Music and Art Inc helps to meet these costs, too.
Please let us know if you are coming, in plenty of time for us to get the music organized and the afternoon tea arrangements in place, on this email address: email@example.com. Or ring or text Anne Pilgrim on 0412 524 316.
“Singing the Classics” this time was Messe Solennelle de Sainte-Cecile by Charles Gounod.
Special thanks to Allister Cox for conducting, and Frank De Rosso for accompanying us.
The Geelong Chorale will host an afternoon of singing through some choruses, in the For the Joy of Singing the Classics series, from 2 to 5pm on Sunday 19th June, at St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton.
John Stubbings will lead us through the choruses, some of which are:
Pink Champagne from Die Fledermaus
Gaudeamus and Serenade from The Student Prince
Ol’ Man River from Showboat
Night of my Nights from Kismet
June is Bustin’ out all over and You’ll Never Walk Alone from Carousel
PLUS others from The Gypsy Baron, The Sound of Music, West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof…..
Cost is only $12, and includes afternoon tea.
So if you want to come along, contact Anne at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some photos from Sunday’s fun sing of Gloria by Antonia Vivaldi. special thanks to Jodie Townsend and Regina Thomae.
The first Singing the Classics for 2016 is coming up on Sun 20 March