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.

 

 

BOOKING

Cost:

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:

Schedule

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.

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