Come and Sing Mozart Requiem

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31st May 2014
Sat 10.30am

Come and Sing Mozart Requiem

Come and Sing the Mozart Requiem with one of the country’s leading choral directors and members of The Bach Choir.




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

Conductor - David Hill

Concert Synopsis

Join David Hill and members of The Bach Choir for a choral training day on Saturday 31 May 2014 in the church of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Giltspur Street, London EC1A 9DE. Rehearse and perform the Mozart 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
  • 2.15pm  Rehearsal
  • 4.15pm  Break
  • 5.00pm  Performance
  • 6.00pm  Event ends

We will be using the Peters Edition No 8700 (or 8700A), edited by Franz Beyer. If you have your own copy, please check carefully that you have the correct edition. If yours is Peters No 11036 or No 8700a, we can provide you with a list of changes which will ensure it is compatible, but other Peters editions such as those edited by Sussmeyer or Brissler are NOT compatible. If you are in any doubt, 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 “Order Tickets Now”, 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.

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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.

Mozart’s Requiem is a staple of the choral repertoire, frequently performed in London and all over the world by choral societies large and small.  The circumstances surrounding its completion will forever be a source of debate, but there is no question that this is extremely well-crafted and beautiful music by a composer at the peak of his creative power.”