Venue: St Anne's Church, St. Anne's Hill, Lewes, BN71SD Find it here Car parking it available free after 6pm in the County Hall car park adjacent to the church
How often: Every Monday in term time, excluding bank holidays.
Time: 7.30 - 9.30pm
Autumn term 2020
Fees are normally £165 per annum (£55 per term) and we would prefer members to sign up for a complete concert season for planning and budgeting purposes. Temporarily reduced to £30 per term
Female concert dress: Black shirts (with collars) worn with either black trousers or long black skirts. Black shoes.
Male concert dress: Open necked black shirts and black trousers.
Music: May be hired at a small cost, or purchased from the music secretary.
Other: Black folders will be needed for concerts
|14th September||Movements from Handel’s Messiah and chorales from St Matthew Passion.
How do composers use the keys they choose to send emotional/subliminal messages?
|21st September||Short discussion on the key characteristics of these works|
|28th September||Music and Grief: passages/movements from Brahms and Duruflé Requiems,
how Duruflé uses plainsong (worth buying the Brahms for future performance)
|5th October||Planned for St Anne’s - now online only
Elgar Part 1: a thoroughly British composer? “In the Bavarian Highlands”
|12th October||Elgar Part 2: sight singing techniques|
|19th October||New Music Part 1: what does it mean?
Berio, Rutter, Dove, Macmillan, Weir
|26th October||New Music Part 2: short discussion on music we’ve sung, what it means to us|
|2nd November||This session may be at St Anne’s
Composers of colour Part 1: Coleridge-Taylor + short pieces from New Music session
|9th November||Composers of colour Part 2: Coleridge-Taylor: Hiawatha’s Wedding Feast
Choral pieces by composers of colour, which to choose to perform next season
|16th November||Early Music Part 1: how do we perform it? Tallis, Victoria, Byrd|
|23rd November||Early Music Part 2: how do we fill in the blanks of dynamics and tempi?|
|30th November||Christmas Part 1: excerpts from Honegger’s “Cantate de Noel”, Vaughan Williams’
“Fantasia on Christmas Carols”, John Williams’ songs from “Home Alone”
|7th December||This session may be at St Anne’s
Christmas Part 2: ditto