Directed by Matt Finch
with Crispian Steele-Perkins (trumpet)
9 March – 26 March 2021

Dear Singers

Following the success of Mozart Requiem in Virtual Vienna – which attracted over 1000 singers from across the world and raised £4200 for cancer research –  we invite members of Nailsea Choral Society to join us in Virtual Venice to sing Vivaldi’s stunning Gloria. What we offer is very different from the usual Zoom rehearsal – for starters, we never use Zoom. Here is a 2-minute demonstration of what we do:

There is no need to sing in silence; we have a professional backing choir, organist Richard Gowers, international trumpeting legend, Crispian Steele-Perkins and the charismatic Matt Finch to coach every section and every movement in our special rehearsal videos. You can find more information here and watch a video of both Matt and Crispian in action. 

When are the rehearsals?

Rehearsals start on 9 March – at different times for different sections – but they are all broadcast live on YouTube which means that you can join in at a time that suits YOU if any of the live rehearsals don’t suit. You can pause the rehearsal, rewind, and repeat as many times as you want to during the course. After rehearsals finish we invite you to send in a recording (audio only) for inclusion in our online concert on 24 April. Once our engineers have mastered and mixed all the individual performances we will create an MP3 album which will be available for download.

What does it Cost?

The whole experience costs £29.95. If you are outside the UK, check out using Paypal to take care of the conversion at no extra cost to you.

What is included?

The subscription covers all rehearsals, the concert and a full downloadable choral score. Singers will also get a 25% discount on rehearsal aids from our partner ChoraLine.

Find out more and sign up here

Nick and Jane, Runbysingers

PS Many of you know that arranging singing holidays in great locations abroad is our main business. Participants will also be sent details of our Autumn visit to ‘real’ Venice where Matt and Crispian will join us for four days of singing in person

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