Saturday, 28 April 2018
Warwickshire Singers are rehearsing for what promises to be a busy year ahead. Three engagements so far, plus an opportunity to go on tour to France in November.
For our main summer concert we are returning to the beautiful church at Pillerton Hersey where we sang Rutter’s Requiem last year. That turned out to be a memorable occasion – haunting accompaniment from oboe, cello, and organ; young soloists from Birmingham Conservatoire; idyllically warm weather; delicious refreshments provided by the church – we like it when a plan comes together!
We are crossing our fingers that Saturday 8th July 2018 will equal that event, - especially as we were all disappointed at the enforced last minute cancellation of our 2017 Christmas concert due to snow.
(See further information under 'Summer 2018 Concert in Pillerton Hersey')
On Saturday 3rd November ( or should that be samedi 3 novembre ?) we are delighted to be joining our partner choir the Villanelle de Sceaux in a combined concert in Leamington's twin town of Sceaux. In the summer of 2017 a semi-chorus from the Warwickshire Singers joined them to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of their choir.
On this occasion, we shall present some pieces of our own under our conductor Leon, before both choirs combine under their conductor Odile Chateau in a performance of John Rutter's Magnificat. Not surprisingly, both choirs are greatly looking forward to this very special musical opportunity.
Looking further ahead, we have a Christmas engagement at St Francis of Assisi in Kenilworth on Tuesday 11th December, to be closely followed by our main Christmas concert on Saturday 15th December (time and venue to be decided) .
If you want to join in with any of this, please get in touch!