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2017 Come & Sing "Captains Courageous"


Our next Come & Sing will be held on Saturday January 28th 2017. We will be returning to Leicester Grammar School in Great Glen.

Fast forward from last year's 16th Century Tallis to British Romantic Composers of the 19th and 20th Century.

"Captains Courageous" (Cantatas by British Romantic Composers)
Hamish MacCunn: The Wreck of the Hesperus
Charles Villiers Stanford: Songs of the Sea, Op. 91

Please join us in January 2017!

Registration now open.

Please fill in our registration form as soon as possible so the planning can continue in earnest.

Lots of singers have already booked for the Come and Sing but there is still room for more. Unfortunately, we have so many Altos, we are having to start a waiting list just for Altos.

Altos: Continue to book online. You will be added to the waiting list. Please do not send your cheque until we notify you that we can add you to list of singers.

Tenors, Basses and Sopranos: please book as soon as possible so that we can have a balanced choir and allow more Altos to join us!

To register please click here for the form.

£23 Registration plus score in advance.

£8 for students.

£5 for audience members at 5pm.

Contact Angela Zemlak on 07792 021760 for more details.

Keep this day free for an exciting day's sing.

Tea and coffee will be served during registration, lunch and afternoon breaks. No lunch will be provided; please bring your own. Please note there are no shops within walking distance. You may want to bring a bottle of water for use during the rehearsals.

Captains Courageous Come and Sing
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Previous Come & Sing Days


Our Come & Sing on Saturday 23 January 2016 at St James the Greater Church, Leicester saw us learn and perform Thomas Tallis' Spem in Alium. There were guest conductors to rehearse choirs in the morning and the afternoon rehearsal and performance was be conducted by Richard Laing.

Year on year we hear how Richard's engaging style and inspiring musicianship make these days very special for participants. These are some comments about previous LBC Come & Sings:

just wanted to thank you very much for making it possible to have such an amazing experience, singing wonderful music and meeting many new and interesting people. I really enjoyed the day - it was the first time I'd sung the Tallis, and it's something I will always remember. I was very impressed with what seemed like effortlessly efficient organization - and I heard many other comments to the same effect. It was a very friendly atmosphere, and a real credit to you and to all your hard work.

I wanted to thank you and the Leicester Bach Choir for such a great day on Saturday. I thought the administration was excellent; I have been to quite a few similar events over the years and they're not all as smoothly organised as this was! I'm sure there were many people involved in everything from teas and coffees to sending out the music. It really helped to have such a clear seating plan, too. I enjoyed the whole day, but of course the climax was the actual performance - Richard Laing did a superb job of conducting in 360 degrees with good humour throughout and inspired us with confidence

Tallis Spem in Alium Come and Sing
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On Saturday 24th January 2015 at Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen, Leics. We spent the morning and afternoon learning the music of Chichester Psalms and Lauridsen's ‘O Nata Lux’ ready for a performance at 5pm conducted by Richard Laing. Chichester Psalms was performed in Bernstein's own arrangement for counter-tenor soloist and choir with accompaniment for organ, harp and percussion. The Lauridsen is a beautiful, atmospheric piece for unaccompanied choir.

Bernstein Lauridsen Come and Sing

At our Come and Sing in January 2014, Over 100 people assembled at Leicester Grammar School to spend the morning and afternoon learning the music of Brahms' Requiem ready for a performance at 5pm conducted by Richard Laing.

In 2013 We were delighted to have pianists Rob Callinor and David Whittle with us, as well as the Musical Village Youth Choir and percussionists from the school as we learned and performed Carmina Burana.

Carmina Burana Carmina Burana Click on pictures to see full size pictures of the choir and Richard during rehearsals.

Thanks to Lynn Richards for the photos.

Year on year we hear how Richard's engaging style and inspiring musicianship make these days very special for participants.

This is some feedback that people who attended took the trouble to send us:

“What a thoroughly enjoyable experience. It was a really lovely day and one I shall always remember - Richard so inspirational as a conductor and the super musicians - everyone so friendly.”

“Yesterday was great in all ways.”

“Thanks for organising such a great day, I really enjoyed it. Can't say I managed to get my mouth round absolutely all the words but was amazed at how much was achieved in just one day, fantastic.”

“The organisation was absolutely seamless and as for the wonderful refreshment providers, who worked so hard and efficiently, how could we have got through it all without their efforts?"

Please join us in January 2017!

Keep the date free!

If you would like to receive information please email your address to our secretary Gail Hobbs.




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