September concert – ‘Faire is the Heaven’

We’ve a concert coming up in Lewes, at St Michael’s Church, on Saturday 26th September at 6pm. We’re calling it ‘Faire is the Heaven’ after the anthem of that name by English composer William Harris. It’s one of two Harris anthems on the programme, which also includes two of J S Bach’s mighty motets, Komm, Jesu, Komm…

Gearing up for Westminster Abbey

It took a bit of negotiation with the Minor Canons (who decide on the music at the Abbey) but we are finally there. The music has been sent out to singers and we have a week and a half until our first rehearsal. Westminster Abbey ask visiting choirs to sing the same Introit for each…

New recording up on site

Many thanks to Ed Hughes who made a sneaky recording of our Christmas concert! Good thing too, as we never seem to have much luck doing it ourselves. So we’ve finally got around to editing and choosing some of the best bits to put on the site. ‘Stille Nacht’ is now up on the ‘Listen’ page….

No room at the Inn (well, the church anyway)

Hurrah! Our concert on Sunday was a sellout – we lined up extra chairs and tried to get everyone in, but I did actually have to turn about 5 or 6 people away, which was such a shame, although they took it really well. What a buzz. It was so exciting to see St Michael’s…

Lewes Christmas Concert – programme latest

As well as the Vivaldi Gloria, there’s going to a be lovely mix of seasonal stuff at our Christmas concert. Although there’ll be several unaccompanied numbers such as John Tavener’s The Lamb and Victoria O Magnum Mysterium, some plainchant and possibly even some 20th century schmaltz (!) we’re taking advantage of having Nick’s chamber organ and a string quartet. They’ll…

Two weeks till our first rehearsal

Putting on a concert requires a bit of planning and with ours just a month away this is the point when I try not to start worrying! My only worry is always the same one – that we won’t get a decent-sized audience! But by the time it gets to the day there’s nothing more you can…