Weekly Notices

  • 2 December 2023

    1. Next Rehearsal: 
    Next week’s rehearsal will consist of the following;

    Purcell: All
    Mozart: Duncan would like us to progress with the Mozart as much as time will allow us. 

    2. Additional Rehearsal:
    On Saturday 20 January there is an additional rehearsal for the Purcell and the Mozart from 1400-1700. Please put this date in your calendar, this is a really important last minute opportunity for us to take time to rehearse and refine. There will be a 30-minute break during the afternoon.

    3. Bring a friend:
    Another reminder that 14 December will be the evening to ‘bring a friend’ and sing some carols. Nine of you have indicated you will be bringing a friend. 

    The music for 14 December will be 

    • Kyrie
    • Gloria
    • Jesu Christe 
    • Cum Sancto

    Followed by carols.

    4. Hired Purcell scores:
    The hired scores will be ready for distribution this coming Thursday. Caroline Best will be at St Michaels from 1930 onwards to hand out the hired scores. If at all possible can you please arrive slightly earlier to collect your hired scores. 

    5. Summer Concert:
    As previously mentioned and by way of reminder the Summer concert will be held on 18 May 2024 and we will be singing Brahms’ Requiem and Vaughan Williams’ FIve Mystical Songs. Please can we all place the date in our calendars. 

    6. Purchase of scores for the Summer concert:
    I mentioned in last Thursday’s announcements the need to check the lists of those who stated they wished to buy the New Novello Brahms Requiem scores through SCS at a cost of £13.50 AND those who stated they wished to buy the Stainer & Bell Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs scores through the SCS at then cost of £8.30. See email sent 2 December for those lists. If there are any errors please email librarian@summertownchoral.org.uk

  • 21 October 2023

    Firstly I am delighted to be assuming the role of Chair, I am looking forward to the challenge thank you all for your confidence. My huge thanks to Philip who has performed an extraordinary role and I am grateful for his very detailed handover to me.

    I now move onto some reassuring news;

    Our member who had the medical event on Thursday night is feeling much better and sends her thanks to the three members of the choir who supported her and to others who showed their kindness and support. We wish her well in her recovery. 

    The music for the next rehearsal is as follows; 

    • Credo
    • Sanctus
    • Hosanna (after the Sanctus)
    • Cum Sancto Spiritu

    Finally a reminder for those who have ordered a Purcell score and have yet to collect them, they are still available and can be collected next Thursday. The cost is £5.00.

    Hopefully I have covered everything for now. 

    Kind regards.


  • 10 September 2023

    Message from Duncan

    In case you missed it, Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor was the centrepiece of a BBC Prom on the television last night. A stunning performance from The Dunedin Consort conducted by John Butt. The tenor Benjamin Hullet (a past SCS soloist), a brilliant chorus, and some of Mozart’s most dazzling writing for the soprano voice. (He had his new wife in mind).

    I’m so pleased we have two of our finest sopranos for this extraordinary writing, Louise Wayman and Elspeth Piggott, accompanied by Instruments of Time and Truth.

    The interval talk is fascinating. You will love catching up on iPlayer and do spread the word!