Conductor’s Notes – 23.03.22

What a great rehearsal on Wednesday – the whole programme is in a really good place, and now we’ve got the final push towards the concert on Saturday.

I’ll be sending out a detailed rehearsal schedule for the concert day and any other final bits in time for our rehearsal on Friday.

What we did on 23.03.22

Some really good work on the hardest bits of the programme; the Credo and the Stabat Mater. The Credo is now performance ready, and we’ll cover it again on Friday and Saturday – keep this one ticking over until then. The Verdi is almost perfect and we’ll perfect it on the 30th.

What we will do on 30.03.22

19:30-20:15 – A run of the Gloria – it’s in such a good position, we just need to check it all the way through.
20:15-20:30 – Verdi, working on each section starting from the end.
20:40-21:30 – Verdi continued.

This is going to be such an exciting concert, and I can’t wait to bring it together with the orchestra and soloists.

Concert Details

Eric will be sending out all of the concert details for Saturday, but just a quick reminder of the timings and locations for both days:

Friday 1st April:
St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Deddington.

Saturday 2nd April:
Rehearsal: 14:30-17:30 (please be ready for baton-down at 14:30)
Concert: 19:30-21:45 (ready to go on by 19:15)
St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Deddington.

Piece of the Week

Following a successful newChoir concert on Saturday, I can’t stop listening to the Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare by George Shearing. They’re such fun pieces and a joy to sing and listen to! Have a LISTEN HERE.

Marked Scores

As always, the marked scores are here. If you haven’t yet put the markings in, I’d greatly appreciate it if you would.

Spotify Link

And the Spotify playlist is HERE.
– Ben