COME & SING PURCELL
in Wardour Chapel
with the Cherubim Chamber Choir & String Ensemble
15-16 October 2022
Public Concert, 18:00 Sun 16 Oct, Wardour Chapel, Wiltshire SP3 6RH
Join us for the third Cherubim choral weekend under the direction of baroque expert Greg Skidmore.
Familiar anthems, Rejoice in the Lord, Thou knowest Lord, choruses from Dido and The Fairy Queen, and instrumental music, glees and catches.
Singers £70; Couples £130; Students & unwaged £30.
Concert (audience) £12-£24, children free.
The weekend includes three sessions of choral training and a concert with string orchestra, organ and harpsichord.
You will need moderate music-reading ability, but help will be given
Friendly atmosphere with high quality music making, each vocal section supported by a professional singer
Excellent free coffee and biscuits. Optional Saturday dinner
King Arthur scenes: Overture, Brave souls, See, we assemble, Tis I / Tis Love
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord alway
Strings: Fantasy Z745 in F à 5 'on one note'
Anthem: Remember not Lord
Fairy Queen scenes: Now join your warbling, Sing while we trip it, Fairies' Dance, If Love's a sweet passion
Sacred Song (solo): Job's Curse
Catches: inc Man is for the woman made
Harpsichord: Suite I in G minor
Dido & Æneas scenes: Come away, fellow sailors, Great minds, Lament (Thy hand Belinda / When I am laid), With drooping wings
Greg Skidmore is greatly in demand as singer and conductor. A member of I Fagiolini, he has sung with most of the major professional English choirs as well as many in Europe and his native Canada. He also performs extensively as a baritone soloist inmusic of all periods. Greg conducts the Lacock Scholars and leads choir workshops and courses specialising in renaissance polyphonic repertoire, here and internationally in association with The Sixteen and I Fagiolini.
See previous weekends:
Saturday: Choral Rehearsal in Tisbury, 1000-1300 & 1430-1800
Sunday: Orchestral Rehearsals 0930-1230 Full Rehearsal in Wardour 1400-1700
Concert in Wardour Chapel 1800.
Tisbury is the friendliest village in Wiltshire, with excellent cafés, good pubs and a full range of shops. There is first-rate walking and good local accommodation on AirBnB
This is Michael Maxwell Steer’s retirement concert as Cherubim Director. We hope to encourage as many singers and audience to attend and make it a rousing occasion.