25 OCTOBER 2018

Dear All,

Great work once again.  Although we won’t be starting on the more traditional carols until next month, can I suggest that any long standing altos, tenors and basses that have the 2017 carol booklets should look them out as this will save enormously on printing costs?  Next week, as well as working on our programme for 22 November, we’ll be making a start on the Cherry Tree Carol, so you might like to follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYaFGSG_x80

JOAN BAEZ ~ The Cherry Tree Carol ~.wmv


Joan Baez ~ THE CHERRY TREE CAROL ~ "All collected versions of this most popular of the traditional Christmas carols contain additional verses telling of the birth ...

We now have three Christmas performances in close succession – see below.  I hope you don’t feel that we are over doing things.  The one on 1st December will include a number of featured carols, but those on 2nd and 3rd will just be well-known carols for everyone to join in.  Should be fun!

Next week we will probably be looking at: Hosanna; Suo Gan; Things; Cherubim Song, Cherry Tree Carol, Breton Carol (Come, Descend) and Stille der Nacht


Thursday 22 November  Concert at St Mary’s School (Shaftesbury). 7.00 p.m   We will be singing four songs (Suo Gan; Things; Cherubim Song; Stille der Nacht) and, for those that wish to, joining other performers for a rendition of the Hallelujah Chorus (see below). Tickets (£10 for audience members) from Helen Jupp (Tel: 01747 850272; Mob: 07870 975224; e-mail: helenjupp13@gmail.com)  Poster attached.  Please print off if you can and spread the word of course.


Saturday 1 December  Singing for Westminster Memorial Hospital (Shaftesbury) at the Quaker Meeting House. 10.45 (I expect).  More details later.

Sunday 2 December  Singing for Motcombe Primary School PTA  10.45  Motcombe Village Hall. More details later.

Monday 3 December  Late Night Shopping.  We have been asked to lead the singing outside the Town Hall from about 6.20 to shortly before 7.00 p.m. More details later.

HALLELUJAH CHORUS (for 22nd November)

The programme for the concert we’re taking part in on Thursday 22 November includes a performance of the Hallelujah chorus which is to be performed by St Edward’s Choir and friends.  If you would like to be included amongst their “friends” then you might like to download the sheet music attachment.  If you need help with learning your part, then the following Youtube links will be useful:

SOPRANO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TEHurtTmfM

Hallelujah Chorus - Handel (Soprano Part Emphasized)


Soprano-emphasized practice track to help you learn to sing the Hallelujah Chorus by G.F. Handel. The left channel has all parts in the background, and the soprano ...

ALTO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wB0GjKpwX6c

TENOR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cls_oEvCp2U

BASS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNfhCrUPRvU




Sunday 28 October  Come-and-Sing Faure Requiem.  Buckhorn Weston.  See earlier flyer.

Friday 9 November  “Only Remembered” Gillingham Arts Workshop  Gillingham Library  5.30 p.m. See last week’s flyer

Saturday 17 November  Spectra Musica.  Wincanton.  See last week’s flyer.

… also …

Variety Show at Shaftesbury Arts Centre.   See attached flyer.

Saturday 8 December  Salisbury Symphony Orchestra.   See earlier flyer.