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2019 Come & Sing Elgar: From the Bavarian Highlands and Sieber: Six Yugoslav Folk Songs

Our Next Come & Sing will be held on Saturday 26 January 2019 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.
From the Bavarian Highlands by Edward Elgar
Six Yugoslav Folk Songs by Matyas Seiber

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

Some Comments from the 2018 Come & Sing

Everyone I encountered appeared to be happy during the day. Of course it helped having wonderful music to sing. And Richard was great with us all. We kept to the timetable properly. The audience also enjoyed what we performed. Let's hope next year's event will be just as good. DM

Congratulations on the smooth running of last Saturday's "Come and Sing", not an easy thing to organise, I know. Richard, I thought was well on form and that, combined with a happy environment for people to come to, made for a pleasant day for both members and visitors. Well done, GC

We really enjoyed the Bach choir Come and Sing. How lucky are you to work with Richard Laing all the time!! CM

Please join us in January 2019.

Registration now open.

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

Costs

£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 (Elgar and Sieber) 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 2018.

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

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

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

From the Bavarian Highlands - Edward Elgar
- Matyas Seibern Come and Sing
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Previous Come & Sing Days

 

Saturday 27th January 2018, and again we were at Leicester Grammar School.

An english program saw us sing
Blest Pair of Sirens (SSAATTBB) by Hubert Parry
Toward the Unknown Region by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Everyone I encountered appeared to be happy during the day. Of course it helped having wonderful music to sing. And Richard was great with us all. We kept to the timetable properly. The audience also enjoyed what we performed. Let's hope next year's event will be just as good. D

Congratulations on the smooth running of last Saturday's "Come and Sing", not an easy thing to organise, I know. Richard, I thought was well on form and that combined with a happy environment for people to come to made for a pleasant day for both members and visitors. Well done, G

We really enjoyed the Bach choir Come and Sing. How lucky are you to work with Richard Laing all the time!! Celia Moore

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

   "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."

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.

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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