Brighton Festival Chorus looking for new members!

Belshazzar’s Feast (Rembrandt)

Tuesday 23rd January, 7.00pm-8.30pm

BSMS Chowen Lecture Theatre, University of Sussex BN1 9PX

Brighton Festival Chorus is always looking for new members. If you are
a singer, you are very welcome to join us for our Open Rehearsal.

We will be rehearsing Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast. Scores will be
available to borrow on the evening, and you can join us afterwards
for a glass of wine and maybe even a short audition if you wish.
We look forward to welcoming you!

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Boyce Alleluia

Here’s a recording of the Boyce Alleluia: individual lines, all together and various combinations. Try holding your own part. And enjoy!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

All 3 Parts

Parts 1 & 2

Parts 1 & 3

Parts 2 & 3

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Name That Tune 6

For those of you who missed the last session, here’s our latest Name That Tune! No cheating, no playing… find the rhythm, find some notes & intervals, and see what you come up with. Answers on the 14th.


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Go, Tell It On The Mountain – a spiritual arranged by B. Schürmann

Arranger, Burkhart M. Schürmann








All 3 SAB parts audio

Soprano part audio

Alto part audio

Baritone part audio

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A lovely new Silent Night arrangement












Here’s a really unusual arrangement of Silent Night. I think it presents some new and interesting harmonies without losing the spirit and beauty of the carol. I hope you enjoy learning and singing it.

All 3 Parts audio

Soprano part audio

Alto part audio

Baritone part audio
Note: Baritone part enters at 00:48. Move audio player manually to hear your part.

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Orkney Lullaby

Sorry for the late posting of parts, everybody.  I seem to have fallen a bit behind this past week.  Perhaps I was thinking that since everyone was singing this so well already that the study parts were irrelevant.  But at long last, here they are.

I’ve heard complaints from a couple of youse that the sound isn’t loud enough on the parts audio playback. I won’t get into trying to diagnose all computer issues here, but please do make sure that the Volume slider on the right side of the Audio Player is pulled all the way to the right. This ensures it’s at maximum volume from the source.

One other thing to note is that this is a piece with numerous bars of rests. I’ve done my best (to varying degrees of success) to put a click in to guide you to the beat. Remember this is in 6/8 time, so each ‘click’ you hear is one with 6 clicks in a bar. Do drop me a line if there is any confusion at all.

Audio SAB – all 3 parts together

Audio – Soprano part

Audio – Alto part

Audio – Baritone part

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A cool arrangement of Bach’s Adoramus Te

Bach to the Beach

Welcome Bach to a new season of Lewes Voice Works!  We have some fab new pieces to work on and we’re starting with this lovely, rather New Agey version of Adoramus Te.

Think long legato phrases, folks.





Adoramus Te – 3 Parts, SAB

Adoramus Te – Soprano

Adoramus Te – Alto

Adoramus Te – Baritone

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An African Alleluia with some funky, gospel rhythms.

Hey, watch those syncopated rhythms, everybody!  It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.

And to make it even cooler still we’re going to be giving out percussion instruments to 3 of you because this thing has written parts for triangle, shaker and congas!





African Alleluia – 3 Parts, SAB

African Alleluia – Soprano

African Alleluia – Alto

African Alleluia – Baritone

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Now is the Month of Maying – for SAB

We began this at our last session and while it’s mostly pretty easy to read right off, here are the files so everyone can have a bit of a practice and those who missed out on our session at Jasper Lodge (Election Night at LVW!) can play catch up.

Have fun!

Oh, and apologies for another obscure American reference, but I couldn’t help myself. Hearing Don Knotts sing this song cheers me no end.

3-Part SAB audio

Soprano part audio

Alto part audio

Bass part audio

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TED Talk: Record Diggers

Helpful in understanding one of your hosts of LVW. But also a great way of finding new and soul fulfilling music, if you find the algorithms of Spotify and other services less than helpful.

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