Weekly Notices

18 February 2020

NEW THIS WEEK:

RECRUITMENT

It is best to refer possible new singers to the website, where they will find plenty about the choir, the repertoire and joining.

JOHN FLETCHER WEBSITE

If you are a new (or returning) member, please have a look at the Rehearsal Aids page of our website where you will find details of the John Fletcher website. It has all the music for the forthcoming concert on it. There are also links to recordings recommended by Duncan of most of the pieces at the bottom of the Next Rehearsal page. 
If you have been a regular member of the choir but didn’t sing last term, you may find that you are no longer registered for the John Fletcher website. If you want to rejoin, please email Marie Bridge, our contact person for the John Fletcher site, at jfletcherrep@summertownchoral.org.uk.

TRANSLATION OF CANTIQUE DE JEAN RACINE

Valerie Worth (soprano) has very kindly offered a note about this piece and a translation of it, both of which she produced for the last time we sang it, in 2006. We have put it up on the Next Rehearsal page of the website. You might also like to look at some programme notes from the 2006 concert, written by Clive Williams, about Vierne’s Mass. There is also on that page a link to a recording of our performance of the Benedictus from the Vierne and of Durufle’s Notre Père (which we will also be singing in June).

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FROM PREVIOUS WEEKS:

BRAHMS – EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM
We are delighted that we will be doing the Brahms Requiem for our winter concert next year (6 February 2021) and that Instruments of Time and Truth have accepted our invitation to do it with us. 
WEBSITE
Please explore the new website (http://www.summertownchoral.org.uk). In particular there is a menu for Members. These Weekly Notices and Duncan’s weekly email about the Next Rehearsal can be found there, hopefully making it easier for you to retrieve them.
The links for the YouTube versions of the French music we will be singing in June can also be found on the Next Rehearsal page.
Look at the Summertown Singers menu if you are considering coming to Porto in August.
And you can browse details of all our previous concerts with, in some cases, original programme notes and audio excerpts.
Do let us know if you spot anything not working on the website, or have any suggestions or comments. Also we would be interested to hear from you if you have archive material that might be suitable for the website: photos of past choir trips, for example, or early programmes we don’t have.
We are sorry that the website is still unacceptably slow, but work is being done to put this right. 
SUMMER CONCERT 6 JUNE
For details, see our Next Concert page on the website.
OTHER EVENTS
See the relevant page of the website, where they are listed in chronological order.

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SCS DIARY DATES

In order to shorten the weekly email further, these will now be listed on the Dates For The Diary page of the website after they have been shown here once.
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This email comes to you from:
Philip Booth
Chair
Email: chair@summertownchoral.org.uk
Choir website: http://www.summertownchoral.org.uk
Charity registration no. 900317
For details of how to contact committee members or Duncan, click here.

The organ of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

 

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