Musings from members of the choir

North Somerset Times

March 20, 2022
North Somerset Times

Requiem Mass for All Souls

November 2, 2021
It was such a privilege for the choir to be invited to sing Fauré’s Requiem as part of the Solemn Mass for All Souls Day at St. John the Evangelist […]

We’re back!

September 7, 2021
We’re back! It was so good to be able to sing together and start preparations for our next concert of Fauré’s Requiem on Sat 20th Nov.

Tallis Scholars in Bristol in November

July 27, 2021
Booking for the Tallis Scholars concert ‘The Light of the Heavenly Spheres’ on 19th November opened today.

Run by Singers – For Tenors & Basses

July 23, 2021
Spaces remain for Tenors and Basses (including lady tenors) on this Run by Singers week in Lincoln – but don’t delay!If you would relish spending a week immersed in the stunning music […]

What did they sound like?

June 23, 2021
I’m sure you’ve wondered what choral singers contemporary with, say, Bach, sounded like singing the Maestro’s music – a cantata a week in Leipzig, not to mention the Passions. And […]

Cavalli in St Marc’s Basilica, Venice

June 17, 2021
One of our guest speakers last February, countertenor Patrick Craig, sang this lovely opera aria by Cavalli in St Marc’s Basilica, Venice, yesterday. Francesco Cavalli worked in San Marco for sixty […]

Dunster Festival Zoom choral workshop next weekend

June 11, 2021
This looks interesting – a Zoom choral workshop with Rory McCleery, directer of The Marian Consort. I’ve done workshops with him many years ago and he’s good; lovely repertoire too. […]

Welsh National Opera in Bristol this Autumn

June 10, 2021
Hello Everyone,Well, how exciting is that!The Bristol Hippodrome | WNO Carol

David Allinson

June 9, 2021
If you felt inspired by David Allinson’s Zoom night yesterday, you might like to know that he will be leading a Summer  School in Lincoln of music by Taverner, Byrd […]

For Corpus Christi, June 3rd

June 3, 2021
This short hymn dates to the 14th century, and has sometimes been attributed to Pope Innocent VI (d 1362). Ave, verum corpus, natum de Maria Virgine: vere passum, immolatum in […]

Brahms Requiem online

June 3, 2021
Runbysingers is offering singers a rare opportunity to rehearse, sing, and record  Brahms Requiem – in English – online. Music is provided and all sections are rehearsed separately.  The final concert will be […]

A little light entertainment

May 25, 2021
Carol sent this written by a fellow-singing friend of hers.  She has also suggested that it would be good if it could be set to music! Now there’s a challenge! […]

Choirs petition

May 22, 2021
Please forgive the slightly impersonal nature of this communication, but I wanted to reach as many people as possible. As you are no doubt aware, the government have decreed that […]

Holy Week Festival 2021

March 19, 2021
Members may be interested in this from the Tenebrae Choir, running from Sunday 28 March to Sunday 4 April. Carol Buxton

Allegri’s Miserere

March 17, 2021
I’ve been saving this one for Easter, as although the text is for Ash Wednesday, the Sistine Chapel Choir, for whom it was composed, sung it on Good Friday too, and […]

Erebus concert

March 16, 2021
Those who have joined on zoom recently will know I’ve been hinting at a project I’ve been working on over the last couple of months. A new online festival is […]

Vivaldi Gloria in Virtual Venice

February 28, 2021
Invitation to join Runbysingers event from 9-26 March

Lockdown Treasures

February 27, 2021
Peter Wagstaff talks about Bristol Cathedral's organ.

Light relief for all choir members

February 23, 2021
The birth of a virtual choir.

Links to rehearsal music

February 23, 2021
Links to sheet music for our online rehearsals in spring term 2021.

Music for Lent

February 19, 2021
Music for Lent The Lord’s Prayer in Russian  Psalm 51: Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out […]

What the Tudors (and others) did for us

February 14, 2021
What the Tudors (and others) did for us St Valentine’s Day may have passed, but this FREE online talk on Saturday 6th March is entitled ‘If Ye Love Me’ . […]

Patrick Craig: Further talks

February 10, 2021
Patrick Craig: Further talks I hope you enjoyed last nights presentation from Patrick Craig – what a bonus to have him sing for us! There was a fleeting mention of […]

For Candlemas

January 31, 2021
Music and words for Candlemas

Young Self-Isolation Choir

January 30, 2021
The Young Self Isolation Choir with Ben England now meets from 10am – 10.30am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “Ben at Ten” is for children aged 3 – 12 and my granddaughters […]

Hallelujah Chorus

January 28, 2021
G.F. Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus performed as never before!

Handel: As steals the morn

January 26, 2021
John Broughton shares one of his favourite pieces from 2020

One way to rehearse that isn’t virtual!

January 20, 2021
There is always a way… Car Concerts Offer Choirs A Way To Rehearse And Perform Carol Buxton

Sing Rutter virtually

January 10, 2021
Another opportunity to keep our vocal chords flexed. You either love him or… The Glory of Rutter – 2 February to 20 March 2021 with Matt Finch Matt Finch was […]

Allegri’s ‘Miserere’ with the Self-Isolation Choir

December 14, 2020
We heard all about Allegri’s ‘Miserere’ from Tom on a Zoom presentation recently. Here’s your chance to sing it from the comfort of your armchair. I’ll be tuning-in, in preparation […]

Mahler 2 Self-Isolation Choir

October 7, 2020
I apologise that I gave the wrong date for Self-Isolation Choir performance of Mahler 2 last night. NOVEMBER 14TH  7.30 pm on YouTube is correct, however I’m not sure if it is the […]

Something beautiful and impressively performed

October 2, 2020
I decided that I would hold fire this week, but a friend sent me this, so… A setting of the Lamentations (in Hebrew) in early Baroque style, composed by the […]

Vivaldi’s Gloria

September 30, 2020
This is an extract from a BBC 4 programme broadcast some while back. I was reminded of it listening to Jeremy this evening. What he didn’t say about the ‘orphanage’ […]