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Rehearsal Information

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

Date Session content
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