Community Choir in Whitchurch

Community Choir in Whitchurch, Shropshire U.K.


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Mondays…

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Faure’s Requiem Performances –

  • Friday 27th March, 7.30pm, at St Peter’s and St Pauls, Wem
  • Sunday 29th March, 6.30pm, St Alkmund’s, Whitchurch

Extra rehearsals –

  • Tuesday 24th March, 7.15pm, with Wem Community Choir
  • Saturday 28th March, 2.30pm, St Alkmund’s, Whitchurch

We rehearsed Monday 9th February as scheduled and also an extra rehearsal this Monday, 16th although it was during half term when we don’t usually meet. We were joined by a few choristers from the St Alkmund choir with whom we will be performing Faure’s Requiem at St Peter’s and St Paul’s, Wem and at St Alkmund’s, Whitchurch.

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Holly and John Teague have been helping Donna, and they all think we are doing well. We will be accompanied by organ and piano at both venues.


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blogpost for Monday 2nd Feb…

dates 5Faure’s Requiem Performances –

Friday 27th March, 7.00pm, at St Peter’s and St Pauls, Wem

Sunday 29th March. 6.30pm, St Alkmund’s, Whitchurch

 

Extra rehearsals –

Tuesday 24th March, 7.30pm, with Wem Community Choir at St Peter & St Paul’s, Wem

Saturday 28th March, 2.30pm, St Alkmund’s, Whitchurch

 


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25th January rehearsal

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We were singing to keep warm tonight! The heating was on the blink unfortunately but a couple of fan heaters and hot drinks during the break saved us from perishing. Quite a few people were missing too as it seems coughs and colds are doing the rounds again, but that didn’t stop us singing from Introit – Kyrie page 1 all the way through to Offertorium page 9 and beyond. Page 15 was a bit tricky wasn’t it?

Mo has found out about the performance of the Requiem and Haydn’s Te Deum And Other Sacred Music that will be performed at the United Reformed Church in Shrewsbury on March 28th and supplied this internet link – www.ents24.com/shrewsbury-events/united-reformed-church/faures-requiem-and-haydns-te-deum-and-other-sacred-music/4164301

Don’t forget that our own performance of Faure’s Requiem with the Wem Community Choir will be at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Church, Wem on 27th March. We will also be performing it in Whitchurch in St Alkmund’s Church round about the same time, details to be confirmed very shortly.

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Monday 19th January rehearsal

Our third rehearsal of Faure’s Requiem and it is beginning to sound as if we are conquering it! Beautifully. Holly Teague took rehearsals for the sopranos and altos before tea whilst Donna Teague rehearsed the men.

Rehearsal 24th November...

Performance dates and venues are being finalised over the next few days – it’s looking like two performances just before Easter, one with the Wem Community Choir at St Peters and St Pauls Parish Church in Wem and another in Whitchurch, possibly in St Alkmund’s Church.

Donna is very busy planning everything on our behalf – pianist, organist, venues, dates, liaising with the Wem Community Choir, soloists… she really works hard for us as well as with us, and did you know this – she even arrives at the rehearsal room half an hour early every Monday evening to put out over forty chairs on her own. Arrangements are being made so that she doesn’t have to do this, but until those arrangements are in place it would be lovely if some choir members turned up early to help her.

Every week for a while now fresh faces appear leading to new choir members joining and fortunately some have performed Faure’s Requiem before. We are also singing lighter music and will begin practicing songs that we will be performing at a wedding on 16th May

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