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Wed 14 September
Lovely to be back working on music with you all!
For some homework – most of the recordings of “Ceremony of Carols” you will find are in the original SSA voicing, but there’s a good SATB one for you to investigate at
Midis of this are available on CyberBass - http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Britten_B/britten_ceremony_carols_satb.htm
The other work that we’ll be focusing on in prep for spring is the “Five Childhood Lyrics” by John Rutter. There’s a decent YouTube at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71gFRNcBDL8 – a few tuning glitches, and just occasionally you can hear that English is not their first language
Especially if you have to miss rehearsals, dig into these whenever you can!
Reminder: Bruce Pullan is presenting “WORDS MATTER” on Saturday 22 October at St Mary’s Kerrisdale. I’ll bring a group signup sheet. Walk-in registration is $40, but that’s reduced to $35 for members of a BCCF choir who pre-register, and $30 is you pre-register as a group. ($25 if you are currently an individual member). Can I ask if someone is willing to be group coordinator, and take registrations so that the choir pays with one single cheque?
And just to lay it out:
September 20 & 27; October 4, 11, 18 & 25; November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
and then concerts on December 6, 10 & 11.
It’s really not that much time....