Next Rehearsal

Final rehearsal for the Bach B minor Mass, St Andrew’s, 1 February 2020

Our next rehearsal is on Thursday 10 June 2021, 8.20-9.20pm. This is our last rehearsal before the summer break. It will be Zoomed from St Michael’s with a quartet singing the separate parts. We will be rehearsing some pieces Duncan has chosen for the Summertown Singers’ ‘staycation’ (click here for details of the staycation itself):

Parry There rolls the deep (and listen to it here, beginning at 5.57)
Byrd Agnus Dei (Mass For Four Voices) (and listen to it here)
Marenzio Hodie Maria virgo (and listen to it here)

Click on the titles of the pieces to go to a pdf of the music. All pieces are available for practice purposes on the John Fletcher website.


Below is the top 20 list of the Choir’s choice of music for the term just finishing, in order of preference chosen by the members:
In addition Duncan’s choices were Monteverdi Vespers Sicut erat in principio from the Magnificat, and Purcell I was glad.
Julian’s choice was the Kyrie from Mozart’s C Minor Mass.

Verdi, Va pensiero (Nabucco)
Bach, Lobet den Herrn
Bach, Ruht wohl (St John Passion)
Vivaldi, Gloria (Gloria) (pp.1-7 of the link)
Mozart, Ave verum corpus
Handel, My heart is inditing (Coronation Anthems)
Bruckner, Locus iste
Haydn, The Heavens are telling (Creation)
Mozart, Laudate Dominum
Handel, The King shall rejoice (Coronation Anthems)
Fauré, Cantique de Jean Racine
Dvorak, Songs of Nature
Ives, Sweet nightingale (Three Folksongs)
Monteverdi, Ave maris stella (Vespers)
Purcell, With drooping wings (Dido and Aeneas)
Handel, Hallelujah chorus (Messiah)
Bach, Jauchzet, frohlocket (Christmas Oratorio, part 1)
Handel, Zadok the priest (Coronation Anthems)
Ives, Songs of Ariel
Parry, I was glad
Berlioz, Shepherds’ farewell (L’Enfance du Christ)

Pieces sung last term, along with Brahms Requiem:

Bach O Jesu Christ, mein’s Lebens Licht
Bach Wachet Auf (first movement)
Bach Wachet Auf (Chorale)
Reger Ich liege und schlafe (pp.6-7)
Rheinberger Abendlied
Clara Schumann Abendfeier in Venedig