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updated November 15th 2018
Many thanks to all who worked hard and sang so well at our
concert on 10th November. It was an excellent concert,
blessed with excellent soloists. Well done!
REHEARSALS are at Holmfirth
Methodist Church, Thursdays 7.30 until 9.15
(normally). BECAUSE OF THE
SHORT TIME LEFT BEFORE THE DECEMBER CONCERT, REHEARSALS
WILL START AT 7.15 AND RUN UNTIL 9.30. ON
NOVEMBER 29TH WE WILL START AT 7.00PM.
New members welcome! As you know,
we are low in numbers particularly in the tenor and bass
sections - if you know of any able tenors and basses, do
please invite them.
CONCERT DATES .
8th December 2018 - Mozart Dominican Vespers, Bach Christmas
Oratorio (selection) with Valley Sinfonia who will also
play Bach Brandenburg No 4
30 March 2019 - Verdi Requiem
Several of you took part in the RSCM Festival in Leeds Cathedral on
23rd May 2015. If you are not on the
local RSCM mailing list, and you would like to receive information
about upcoming events of interest to choir members, you can sign
up the the mailing list at http://hudds.org.uk/rscm
. I've also some spare music copies from that event for
sale at £3.50 each.
I've been told about a music teacher who records
rehearsal CDs and has built up quite a reputation, I
believe. You can order your own part from him. Some
recordings seem to be piano only, others include a vocal
line. He is called Quintus Benziger, on 01799 586269,
and his business is the Saffron Choral Prompt.
See also: http://www.saffronchoralprompt.co.uk/
for further details.
A good source of midi files which are useful for playing parts
through if you have a computer is
Covered by this site: Mozart
Oratorio, (in Christmas Oratorio, you need
5, 7, 9, 12,
28 and 64.
The midi player program I have mentioned before, MidiPlay_v2p6.exe
(actually this link is to a later version) will allow you to play
files from this site, and adjust the volume of your own part to suit
We still have a number of items for sale, proceeds to Holmfirth
Choral Funds, including: our 2002 CD Holmfirth in Harmony
(which includes Last of the Summer Wine and Pratty
Flowers, hated by some but loved by others!!!); our 50th
anniversary souvenir booklet, a recipe book (recipes submitted
by members a few years ago), and still a few copies of Postcard
Pops, a cassette (if you remember these!) made some years
before the CD, and also with performances of those favourite(!)
pieces. Speak to me or email me for details or to buy
one. These are of course also for sale to people outside
the society (who may or may not be viewing this members'
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
THE SIXTEEN are touring the UK in early 2019, and
will be performing at Wakefield - see
An email received from Phillip Tolley:
The latest edition (October 2018) of the
British Choirs on the Net ‘Chorister’ Newsletter is now available
online at www.choirs.org.uk/chorister/oct2018.pdf
Please feel free to share this newsletter
which I hope you will find both useful and interesting - feel free
to print it off, forward or simply ignore.
If you would like to view past editions
of the ‘Chorister’ Newsletter please visit http://www.choirs.org.uk/chorister.htm
Thank you, Phillip Tolley
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