Rehearsal – 26 February

From Jacquie

Thank you all for working hard on Monday – the pieces we have been focussing on are definitely taking shape. Although our next performances may seem a long way off they have a habit of creeping up faster than expected…..!

On Monday I aim to cover:

It was a lover and his lasse – starting at bar 16 – When birds doe sing…….

It was a lover and his lasse

Day by Day

Day by Day

Oh When the Saints – particularly the ending

When the saints go marching in

Over the Rainbow – refreshing from b.21 and working on the end

Over the rainbow

Teddy Bears Picnic – tidying up the ending

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

The Handsome Butcher (first of Seiber folksongs)

The handsome butcher

Turn back O Man – have a sing and see how much we can remember from a few weeks ago!!

Turn Back o Man

I’ve been asked by Tim Brown to forward the poster below which may be of interest to some of you.  This link should download it for you.

Haydn Come and Sing Jan 30th with pic

Rehearsal 19 February

Dear Singers,

On Monday I aim to work on:

Teddy Bear’s picnic – we really need to start tidying it up and building confidence so that we can turn it into a true performance

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Seiber folksongs – Apple, apple

Hungarian Folksongs – Apple

For the Beauty of the earth – particularly the last page.  Have a listen to it if you can.

http://www.orwellsingers.co.uk/for-the-beauty-of-the-earth/

 

Over the Rainbow – some of the harmonies are quite complex, so if you could listen to your parts that would help to speed up the learning process.

Over the rainbow

It was a lover and his lasse, starting at b.16

It was a lover and his lasse

Day by Day (Godspell)

Looking forward to a good sing on Monday,

Jacquie

Rehearsal 12 February

On Monday I hope to cover:

Over the Rainbow
http://www.orwellsingers.co.uk/over-the-rainbow/

When the Saints – including working on the introduction and ending (I will explain which notes each part is going to sing!)

When the saints go marching in

Seiber folksongs – Apple, apple, and Handsome Butcher
http://www.orwellsingers.co.uk/hungarian-folksongs-apple/

The handsome butcher

For the Beauty of the Earth, particularly b.85 onwards

It was a lover and his lasse, starting at b.16

It was a lover and his lasse

Teddy Bears’ picnic – possibly refresh what we did this week – b.64 to the end
http://www.orwellsingers.co.uk/teddy-bears-picnic/

If we get chance we may look at Day by Day (Godspell)

See you on Monday,
Jacquie

Rehearsal 5 Feb

From Jacquie

We have certainly touched on music of a wide variety of styles so far this term! Each has its own challenge, and I’m sure you will all have your own particular favourites.

On Monday we will rehearse

Sorry for late appearance of this – we were enjoying a week’s skiing, arriving back yesterday evening.