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This forum is for announcement and discussion of musical activities, including but not limited to: musical workshops, concerts/performances (including works available at CPDL), etc. It is an alternative to the corresponding forum on the external Bulletin Board.
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SF Bay Area: Renaissance Motet One-Shot Advanced Sight-Sings for Fun
I organize occasional get-togethers for 4-8 singers to do advanced Ren motet sight-singing for fun. These are aimed at singers who can read a Ren motet correctly on the first try (alone on their part) without sounding like they're searching for the notes or getting lost; occasional fleeting errors are only human. We generally sing each piece only once. Singers are usually at the pseudo-professional or professional level; the sound varies based on who is attending and is different every time.
We meet in Berkeley on a weekend afternoon or else in downtown SF on a weeknight. Each date is a separate one-time commitment.
E-mail motets2008 (at) stuy.users.panix.com and tell me about yourself if you'd like to find out more and/or get added to the invites list.
New Zealand Schools Choral Festival
We are inviting high schools choirs from the northern hemisphere ( Japan, the US, the UK and the EU )to join us in Auckland, New Zealand for a week of rehearsal, performance, competition and fun, hosted by our choirs and culminating in a concert on Saturday August 1 '09. Refer to www.schoolschoralfestival.co.nz and write to Owen Sharpe.
PLACES AVAILABLE ON THE SUMMER 2008 LITURGICAL MUSIC COURSES
There are about ten places left on each of the Summer 2008 Liturgical Music Courses (available to any voice parts).
The courses are designed for experienced choral singers (members of choral societies, chamber choirs, church choirs etc.) Scores & rehearsal CDs are sent out well in advance. Course fees (£235) include entrance to all course events, one light meal each day, and transport to Ely & Bury St Edmunds (EoE course) / Great Malvern & Worcester (Malvern course).
See http://www.liturgicalmusic.co.uk for further details and to make an application, or call 0118 326 6319.
The East of England Liturgical Music Course (4th - 10th August) is based at Easton College, Norwich, and will involve performances in the cathedrals of Norwich, St Edmundsbury & Ely. It will focus on the great Anglican repertoire on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including the rarely performed "English Mass" by Herbert Howells.
The Malvern Liturgical Music Course (25th - 31st August) is based at Redcliffe College, Gloucester, and will take us to the cathedrals of Gloucester and Worcester, and to Great Malvern Priory. Repertoire will be varied, and we will finish with perfomances of several large-scale works by Giovanni Gabrieli in Gloucester Cathedral.
The courses are designed for experienced choral singers (members of choral societies, chamber choirs, church choirs etc.) Scores & rehearsal CDs are sent out well in advance. Course fees (£235) include entrance to all course events, one light meal each day, and transport to Ely, Norwich & Bury St Edmunds (EoE course) / Great Malvern & Worcester (Malvern course).
Bed and breakfast accommodation at the rehearsal venues (Easton College & Redcliffe College) can be booked through the Liturgical Music Courses at £27 and £29 per night respectively.
Please note, the Wells Tudor Music Course is now fully booked, apart from two tenor places.