Thank you all for a lovely term! We enjoyed it thoroughly and are looking forward to next term by preparing new music based on your suggestions listed below. Also, please note the dates for next term’s sessions and put them in your diary.
LEWES VOICE WORKS end of term business
Next term’s dates:
11, 25 May
8, 22 June
6, 13 July
Next term’s fees: Subscription £60 for 7 sessions
HOT NEWS, not FAKE NEWS: Suggestion box results are IN!!
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves
O fortuna (Carmina Burana)
Bei Männern (Magic Flute)
Anything by Mozart
SS Wesley, Blessed be the God, Father of our Lord JC
16th century ‘stuff’
Madrigal: Twas in the Month of Maying
Fool on the Hill
If I Fell
She’s Leaving Home
Here, There & Everywhere
I worked with composer Stephen Sturk for a few years back in the 1980s when I was a soloist at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York. I was fortunate enough to be in the evensong choir that recorded his beautiful Evening Service, of which the Phos Hilaron (O Gracious Light) is the first part. I still have the original cassette tape with him conducting. I’ll post it here at some point so you can hear it.
It was originally composed for ATB (alto, tenor, bass) but Carol has done a lovely job of rewriting it for SAB. I hope you love it as much as I do.
Here is the Ralph Kramden chest resonance demonstration that I mentioned at the last session. For those of you who missed out, this is what happens when you use low abdominal support and keep a fine chest resonance.
This is a clip I created and uploaded from an episode of The Honeymooners called The Bensonhurst Bomber.
Enjoy! And please don’t take it too seriously. 😉
For those of you who must see the entire episode now, it is available here.
For those of you waiting with bated breath, and for those of you who couldn’t make it to our last session, here is Name That Tune #4. We will go through this at our next session and have a bit of fun.
For those of you who haven’t done one of these before, the idea is to improve your sight-reading. So, no cheating! Don’t play it on the piano. Give yourself a starting pitch and sing the intervals and rhythms as best you can to determine what the songs are.