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4th April 2015
Sat 11.00am - 4.30pm (Performance at 5pm)
Come and Sing Elijah (11.00am – 4.30pm)
Join David Hill and members of The Bach Choir for an intensive choral training day, on the stage of the Royal Festival Hall itself. Rehearse and perform Elijah by Mendelssohn under the direction of one of the country’s leading conductors and choir trainers, and accompanied by Philip Scriven on the organ. All singers are welcome, however you will be expected to be able to read music. The score edition being used is the New Novello Choral Edition, edited by Michael Pilkington. Singers can bring their own copies, or hire copies for the day (£3.50 per copy) by clicking on the link below.
Tickets for the Come and Sing Day are £12.00
Elijah: The Scratch Performance (5.00pm)
Hear the results of the day’s Come & Sing workshop with David Hill and members of The Bach Choir, with over 200 singers, soloists, organist and conductor coming together to perform extracts from Mendelssohn’s iconic masterpiece Elijah, written in 1846. The Bach Choir will perform the piece in full on Sunday 7 June in the Royal Festival Hall. Find out more ….
Admission to the performance is free
Notes From the Composer / Conductor
David Hill writes:
“Come and Sing days are a hugely important part of The Bach Choir’s outreach work, and I always look forward to them enormously. It is marvellous to see so many singers from all over the country – and from overseas – brought together to experience familiar, or often new, music in a friendly and relaxed setting… I hope that every participant can take away something from the day, whether it is a new technique to meet the demands of a particular work, or simply a friendship made, or renewed.”