THE SUMMER SINGERS DIRECTED BY ROBERT BUNTING
Following our exhilarating partnership with BISYOC in 2016, when we sang Eric Whitacre’s Equus and The Seal Lullaby, this is to invite you to join us in 2017 to sing Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor and Morten Lauridsen’s Sure On This Shining Night. The programme will also include Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 6, Delius' A Walk To The Paradise Garden and John Adams' A Short Ride In A Fast Machine. The Borodin is well-known and loved for its yearning romantic melodies and wild pagan dance rhythms, yet little sung by choral societies because it needs a large and brilliant orchestra. The Lauridsen is a gentle lyrical setting for choir and piano, in a modern American style which matches well with the John Adams piece.
In order to further develop the ever-increasing quality of our choral work with BISYOC, the rehearsal time will be slightly extended this year. This will enable us to polish every note, and to achieve the closest possible communication with the orchestra, which is one of the special joys of the BISYOC experience. The fee however remains unchanged!
DATES AND VENUES
Saturday 5th August Moor Park School, Ludlow 2.00 - 4.30 first read-through, securing the notes
Sunday 6th August Moor Park School 10.00 - 4.45 full-day rehearsal and first run-through with orchestra
Tuesday 8th August Moor Park School 7.00 - 9.00 evening rehearsal with orchestra
Friday 11th August St Laurence's Church Ludlow 7.30 - 8.30 full rehearsal
Saturday 12th August St Laurence's Church Ludlow 3.00 - 4.30 full rehearsal and polishing; 7.30 - 9.30 CONCERT
Sunday 13th August Leominster Priory 4.30 - 5.30 full rehearsal, 7.30 - 9.30 CONCERT
CHOIR PARTICIPANT COST
The fee to take part as a singer is £35 per person. this includes refreshments and music hire. (Lunch on Sunday 6th August not included - must be booked separately)
Our goal is to form - from scratch - a choir that can match a near-professional orchestra of 80 players who have rehearsed together for ten days. So singers are asked to learn their parts thoroughly prior to the first session. Choral scores will be circulated from one month in advance.
Enquiries: Robert Bunting 07815 715895
CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
After submitting the form you will receive a confirmation email, followed by further information about how to pay the £35 participation fee.