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Newsletter from our chairman

Dear Members,

I hope you are enjoying our term, despite the snow and the cold and the viruses which have plagued us this winter. It can only get better.

We have one more rehearsal before our Easter break; no rehearsal on Easter Monday, 2nd April or the following week, 9th.  When we resume on 16th, there will be only 5 rehearsals left before the concert, so please keep practising!

As always, we are keen to recruit more sopranos and tenors. If there are any 2nd altos who would like to consider singing tenor or first altos who could consider singing 2nd soprano, please have a word with Steven. We are looking forward to a returning tenor in the autumn and a returning alto who has agreed to sing 2nd soprano – so that’s a start.

I am hoping to arrange a couple of singing for the community events, one in Thornbury, one in Bristol, some time this year. Occasions for pieces like “Now is the month of Maying” from our portfolio and also the shorter works from our concert in May.

Our next social event will be the post concert ramble on 21st May. Any suggestions for walks to do or for any other social ideas for next year, please let me know.

I wish you all a happy Easter,


susan.joyce@live.co.uk    01454 260542

Berlioz Requiem

SCCG will be putting on a performance in 2018 as part of the Cheltenham Festival, both with Adrian Partington in Gloucester Cathedral.  See the SCCG website for more details: http://www.sccg.info/.  

Occasional repertoire

From time to time, we are rehearsing some additional songs that we can sing on suitable occasions.  These have been suggested:

Available on IMSLP:

Bruckner - Locus Iste

Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine

Morley - Now Is the Month of Maying

Mozart - Ave Verum (vocal score)

Sullivan - The Long Day Closes (in Ab)

Available on CPDL:

Elgar - As Torrents in Summer            download mp3 files here: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass

Ford - Since First I Saw Your Face

Stanford - The Blue Bird

Franck - Panis Angelicus (chorus)