Come and Sing Verdi Requiem

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9th May 2015
Sat 10.30am

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Come and Sing Verdi Requiem

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Holborn, London, UK

Conductor - David Hill

Piano - Philip Scriven

Concert Synopsis

Join David Hill and members of The Bach Choir for a choral training day on Saturday 9 May 2015 in the church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Giltspur Street, London EC1A 9DE. Rehearse and perform the Verdi Requiem under the direction of one of the country’s leading conductors and choir trainers.

The timetable for the day will be:

  • 10.30am  Arrival and Registration
  • 11.15am  Warm-up
  • 11.30am  Rehearsal
  • 1.00pm  Lunch break
  • 2.00pm  Rehearsal
  • 3.45pm  Break
  • 4.30pm  Performance
  • 5.20pm  Event ends

We will be using the Ricordi Edition edited by Geoffrey Dunn (LD403). If you have your own copy, please check carefully that you have the correct edition; otherwise you can hire a copy from us for just £3.00. As in previous years, David Hill would like everyone to use the same edition otherwise valuable time will be wasted on the day.

Toilet facilities are available at the church.

Tickets are £20.00 for singers; £10.00 for Audience members; and £5.00 for Students or those in full-time education (singing or audience).

Book online (preferred) by clicking on “Buy Tickets”, or telephone The Bach Choir Ticket Office on 020 7127 9114.

Teas, coffees, bottled water and biscuits will be available for purchase on the day. For lunches, there are plenty of local cafes nearby, serving drinks and snacks; alternatively singers are welcome to bring packed lunches and eat them in the church.

For those who like to do a little homework in advance, we will focus on the following sections:

Movement 1 – entire

Movement 2 – beginning up to fig 16

Movement 4 – entire

Movement 5 – entire

Movement 7 – fig 92 to the end

Notes From the Composer / Conductor

David Hill reflects on the benefits that Come and Sing days can bring to all:

“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.

Not everyone can commit to membership of a choir, and I never underestimate the value of days like this for those singers.  Along with members of The Bach Choir, my role is to try and ensure a rewarding and enjoyable experience for all, and 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.  Attending a Come and Sing day is also an excellent way to gain an insight into life in The Bach Choir, and I would certainly recommend that anyone who is considering applying for an audition should come along.”