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2018 Come & Sing Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens and Vaughan Williams: Toward the Unknown Region

Our next Come & Sing will be held on Saturday 27 January 2018 at Leicester Grammar School, Great Glen, Leicester LE8 9FL from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm.

The day will be led by our Musical Director Richard Laing who has chosen our programme to be rehearsed during the day.
Blest Pair of Sirens (SSAATTBB) by Hubert Parry
Toward the Unknown Region by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Year on year we hear how Richard’s engaging style and inspiring musicianship make these days very special for participants. Here are some comments about the last LBC Come and Sing:

   "I have now been to 3 LBC Come and Sings, and am impressed at how well organised and hospitable they are, as well as appreciating Richard's impressive ability to get the best out of us."

"I enjoyed the whole day, but of course the climax was the actual performance - Richard Laing did a superb job of conducting with good humour throughout and inspired us with confidence."

"It was an unforgettable experience. Please let us know about future events."

Please join us in January 2018.

Registration now open.

£23   Registration including music

£20   Registration own music

£8    f/t Student registration including music

£5    f/t Students registration own music

£5    Audience ticket (for the performance at 4.45 pm)

To make our job simpler, we will provide both pieces of music (Parry and Vaughan Williams) or neither!

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.

Please fill in our registration form as soon as possible so the planning can begin in earnest. Music will be sent out from December 2017.

Registration is now open. Please click here for the form.

For queries please contact Angela Zemlak on 07792 021760 (there is an answer phone)

We look forward to seeing you there.

Parry - Blest Pair of Sirens and Vaughan Williams -Toward the Unknown Region Come and Sing
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Previous Come & Sing Days

 

Saturday 28th January 2017 saw us return to Great Glen to fast forward from 2016's 16th Century Tallis to Composers of the 19th and 20th Century.

We called it "Captains Courageous" singing Cantatas by British Romantic Composers.

These were:
Bruce Montgomery: Mary Ambree
Hamish MacCunn: The Wreck of the Hesperus
Charles Villiers Stanford: Songs of the Sea, Op. 91

Captains Courageous Come and Sing
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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 were 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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