Concert: Britten, Copland, Finzi, September 20th

We’ve just had our third rehearsal for our autumn concert and it’s sounding fantastic, especially our super mezzo soloist Briony Lambert who is going to be sensational in the Copland piece.

There are ‘corners’ in the Copland that I’m having to listen to over and over to make sure I’m certain of landing on the right notes. It’s over 15 minutes unaccompanied, and we can’t afford to drop in pitch or not be 100% sure of our notes. We owe that much to Briony if nothing else!

The way we have of singing ‘mixed up’ (in other words, we don’t stand next to anyone singing the same voice part) is actually a great discipline. When you’ve no-one to ‘check’ yourself against on your own line, it makes you listen harder to other voice parts and where you fit in. It sounds daunting but it’s very confidence-building.

Tickets are on sale from choir members or you can call 01273 472489 to reserve. Otherwise just pay on the door. Tickets £9, under 19s free.

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