- Submitted by julia on Sun, 09/06/2013 - 10:19pm
July sees two of Southampton’s classical music societies join forces for a programme of Walton and Elgar. The performance uses an item not usually associated with an orchestra, an anvil! The percussionists for Belshazzar’s Feast not only have to play but dance as they swap from one instrument to another as the choir praise the gods of different elements - gold, silver, brass, iron e
- Submitted by secretary on Tue, 07/05/2013 - 8:52am
I thought I'd begin with these words of praise and encouragement, received by email from bass soloist, Ashley Riches:
- Submitted by secretary on Sun, 28/04/2013 - 7:32pm
"It was a truly magical experience listening to you singing without scores again, all of you on the very tip top point of David’s baton. It was as if his baton was a paint brush creating, with a sweep of his arm, shades of colours from dark to light and back again in a few musical milliseconds. The effect was electrifying and unforgettable." (E. Howard)
- Submitted by secretary on Wed, 17/04/2013 - 2:51pm
There are several couples among the choir's membership – I can think of five, without really trying; I expect there are more, if I strain my little grey cells – and one of those couples is about to get married. For the choir, this is The Wedding.
- Submitted by julia on Tue, 05/02/2013 - 7:27pm
- Submitted by secretary on Sun, 23/12/2012 - 11:02am
Yesterday's snail mail brought a lovely Christmas letter from my friend, Beryl Foster, President of the International Grieg Society and librettist/script-writer of the Eng
- Submitted by secretary on Mon, 05/11/2012 - 11:20pm
Okay. I accept that it might be coincidence, but we uploaded the promotional video yesterday, and by the end of today we'd sold another 50 tickets! (Actually, I don't care if it is just coincidence.)
Video: David Gibson talks to Claire Routh about Christmas Oratorio.
- Submitted by secretary on Thu, 07/06/2012 - 10:13am
- Submitted by secretary on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 9:31pm
Update: the Programming Group met in August. The programme beyond July 2013 is still "under wraps" while we work out the detail of an ambitious and exciting project. All being well, we'll be announcing details before the end of November!
- Submitted by ijmitch on Mon, 23/04/2012 - 12:20pm
Deborah has had some feedback on the new look via email. If you'd like to tell us what you think here, then feel free to comment.
- Submitted by secretary on Mon, 09/04/2012 - 9:57am
From the Webmaster:
I would hope that most people have upgraded their web browsers and are not running Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) now, but there have been some people having trouble using Google Docs for the seating plan - this could possibly be attributed to using IE6 which Google no longer supports.
Upgrading is generally an easy process - not something to be too worried about.
- Submitted by secretary on Tue, 27/03/2012 - 12:10pm
- Submitted by secretary on Sun, 11/03/2012 - 9:45pm
- Submitted by secretary on Mon, 05/03/2012 - 10:25pm
A handy little tool -- Speedshifter (free from ABRSM -- and similar tools available from other sites)Submitted by secretary on Sat, 03/03/2012 - 12:35pm
Well here's a handy little tool: Speedshifter, a freebie from the ABRSM website, enables you to slow down that tricky section you're trying to learn from a CD or MP3, so that you can tackle it at a speed that suits you. The great bonus is that the pitch is not affected.
- Submitted by secretary on Thu, 23/02/2012 - 10:23pm
I've just lifted a few items from the latest Choir News, to get started in the blogosphere.