Sing along with BFCS

Update 3.6.20. The scheme below was great for keeping us going, but we are now starting to do Wednesday rehearsals by zoom. Watch this space!

March 2020. To keep our voices in use, and for a bit of fun, we are suggesting a different piece from our repertoire each week for BFCS singers to practise. We will provide a link to the music on You Tube, and make the suggestion that we all sing it in our own homes at 7.30pm on a Wednesday, the time that BFCS would normally be meeting for rehearsal. We hope that it will help our choir to feel connected during these weeks when we can’t meet together. Some photos of singers joining in from home can be seen below.

Parry’s Blest Pair of Sirens is our sing-along work for Wednesday 27th May. We loved singing this English choral favourite in our concert ‘The English Choral Tradition’ in Warwick last July.

The rousing Dies Irae from Mozart’s Requiem is the piece we will be singing at 7.30pm next Wednesday, 20th March. We really enjoyed singing Mozart’s Requiem in St John’s and St Peter’s Church Ladywood in November 2017. We were accompanied by Kevin Gill and Stephen Hargreaves on the piano.

Stanford’s Beati Quorum Via is the work we will be singing on Wednesday 13th May 7.30pm. This beautiful work beings back lots of memories for BFCS singers, including singing it on tour in Romania in 2019 and in Slovenia in 2006.

Wednesday 6th May 7.30pm. The piece for this week is Bairstow’s ‘Let all Mortal Flesh Keep Silence’, which we sang last July at our concert in the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. We also sang it on tour in Romania: in Bucharest, in Sighisoara, in Brasov and, most memorably, in the courtyard of Dracula’s Castle in Transylvannia!

The first piece of music is the Kyrie from Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, which we’ve enjoyed singing so much in the first term of 2020, and planned to sing on 28th March 2020. We also have happy memories of singing it in the Adrian Boult Hall in 2010. If you wish to join in, we will sing it in our homes at 7.30pm on Wednesday 29th April.

5 thoughts on “Sing along with BFCS”

  1. I was there! One of my favourite pieces ever, and my neighbours were out so I let rip! Marianne

    1. That’s great! So glad you enjoyed it. It looks as if a lot of people joined in this evening.

  2. I know you are doing a head count but clearly not here! Where should I be registering? Much less volume tonight as my neighbours are in!
    Pleased this seems to have been a success – such strange times…..hope you are keeping well, and the family.

    1. Great to know you have been able to join in again! You don’t have to register, but if I go into the stats for the Website, I can see that 61 people have visited the website in the past 30 minutes or so (it would usually only be one or two). So – that tells us we must have had a big group singing along!

      By the way, I post the song in two places – the one you’ve used is prominent and can be seen by all visitors to the website. I’ve also posted it with David’s video and Kevin’s performance in the ‘Singing in Isolation’ drop down section of the Members page

      See you next week!

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