BACH CHOIR STAGES ITS FIRST “COME AND SING”
Saturday 7 September 2019
The Edinburgh Bach Choir has been performing in the “city of song” for over a hundred years. It’s now to open its doors to anyone who wants to sing for a day and enjoy two classic works – Vivaldi’s Gloria and Handel’s Coronation Anthems which include the famous Zadok the Priest.
Conductor Stephen Doughty said: “These are wonderful, joyous works and I’m sure anyone who comes along – whether they have sung them before or not – will have fun and be inspired.”
The Bach Choir wants to take advantage of the current popularity of “come and sing” events to encourage more people to take part in the musical life of the city and experience for themselves the thrill and challenges of the classical repertoire. It also wants to swell its own ranks and it’s hoped the day will give potential recruits a taste of what the choir has to offer.
As you would expect, the 70-strong choir performs a lot of Bach – most recently the B Minor Mass and the St John Passion. And Bach’s Magnificat will be part of its Christmas concert this year. But its recent programmes have also included Beethoven’s 9th , Rossini’s Petite Masse Solennelle and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Future plans include Kodaly’s Missa Brevis and Seiber’s Hungarian Songs.
The “Come and Sing” will be held at the Methodist Church, Nicholson Square, EH8 9BX on Saturday 7 September 2019. The rehearsal will run from 10am (with breaks) and a performance will begin at 3pm. Scores will be provided. Tickets for singers cost £15 and audience tickets for the performance cost £5.
Pre-book via the Eventbrite link on the website: www.edinburghbachchoir.org.uk
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