Conductor’s Notes

What we did on 01.12.21

Holy Trinity Church is a marvellous building in which to rehearse – warm, comfortable and spacious. Wonderful acoustic for the right music, but not so easy for rehearsing as the resonance made it challenging to hear each other so our rhythm and ensemble were compromised. Someone admitted in the pub that the only way to keep together was to watch me! Now there’s a thought...... Despite the new hurdles it was a good rehearsal and we covered a lot, thank you.

Parish notices:

Thank you to everyone who signed ‘Peter’s Podium’. It will be available again for everyone to sign. I will treasure having a CNCS rostrum to stand on whenever I conduct in future, and if everyone’s name is on the back, I will feel truly supported by you all.

Concert programmes: These will be available for the choir to purchase at the Friday 17th rehearsal.

Guests’ refreshments: Thank you in advance to Tenors and Sopranos for providing refreshments for the instrumentalists and soloists after the dress rehearsal. Please sign up if you haven’t already.

What we will do on 08.12.21

Rehearsal will be back in St Mary’s Church at 7.30 and we will sit in the pews for easier distancing.

Warm up with Ding dong, Silent Night & Coventry Carol

Britten: Movements  4,  5  &  7

Messiah: Amen (p 227 to end),  For unto us (p55),  Glory to God (p68)

Keep practising – the end is nigh.

Thank you

Peter