Message from Fiona Macnab
Hello Brightlingers!I just wanted to let you know about an exciting singing workshop and concert I’m helping organise at Salehurst.If you’re a singer it’s a rare opportunity to sing Dvořák’s Requiem.If you don’t fancy singing, I really hope you’ll be able to come and cheer us along at the evening concert.Please do forward this email to all singers, concert goers and neighbours as I don’t have everyone’s emails !WarmestFiona
Robertsbridge Arts Partnership + City Chamber Choir
28th March 2020
St Mary the Virgin
Workshop 9:45 – 5:00pm
Informal Concert 6:30pm
Workshop: £30 (including music hire)
+£2.10 admin fee
Donation to St Mary’s
If you are an enthusiastic amateur singer who would like to explore this unique choral work and brush up on singing technique over the course of a sociable and enjoyable day, this is for you!
We have chosen Dvořák’s Requiem because it is rarely performed, and it is even rarer for amateur singers to have the chance to sing it.
Dvořák himself intended this hoary, fire-and- brimstone work for an English-speaking audience, having visited England nine times. He conducted the piece at its premiere in Birmingham in 1891
Mentor & Soloists
Mentor for the day is Stephen Jones. He has worked with leading choirs as a conductor and chorus master.
Joining Stephen will be the amazing soloists Katherine Boyce, Aino Konkka, Sam Barton and Steve Hawksley.
The Choir will provide singing support and is looking forward to meeting like-minded singers for an enjoyable day of singing.
Early Evening Concert
Not a singer? At the end of the day, the workshop singers will give an informal concert. Come along!
10:00 Workshop Starts
13:00 (Bring) Lunch
17:00 Workshop Ends
Morning & afternoon refreshments will be provided by the Salehurst Halt to purchase during the day & at the concert.
If you wish to eat afterwards at Salehurst Halt in the evening, booking is essential, as it’s so popular. Other nearby eateries include New Spice, The Ostrich and The George who’s owner is also a singer!
What to discuss it with someone? Call Simon Tayler on 01424 838573