Details, from Tessa, about The Kingdom weekend
As you know, we are being joined by The Waynflete singers for our November concert. It will be quite a full-
The Waynflete Singers are performing The Kingdom again in Winchester cathedral on 7 December and have extended a warm welcome to any Bach choir members who would like to go and join them. We won’t be organising an official visit so travel and accommodation will just be up to any individuals who wish to go. They would appreciate some advance notice of numbers so if you think you might like to join them on 7 December, please drop me a quick line on email@example.com. This is just an indication at this stage.
We will be needing hosts for 11 of the Waynflete choir members – 5 singles and 3 couples – so please have a think about whether you could help in this respect. Again, drop me a line if you can host one or more Waynflete choir members.
Publicity for The Kingdom concert
Tickets are already on sale at the Sage box office and via their website and there is a special offer whereby if you buy 4 tickets you get a 5th ticket free (at the same price as the 4). This is a good saving of 20% so do use it to encourage as many friends and family as possible to come. As always with concerts in the Sage, we will all have to work hard to sell as many tickets as possible. Although The Kingdom is not one of Elgar’s best known works, it is very highly thought of – a Guardian review of a recent Proms performance says, “You don't have to listen twice to the aria The Sun Goeth Down to realise The Kingdom contains at least one of the finest passages Elgar wrote.” It is being performed at this year’s Edinburgh festival on 18th August (Usher hall, 17.00) by Mark Elder and the Hallé and they describe it as “one of Elgar’s greatest, and most neglected, achievements...” We also have really good soloists (of course!), including two with strong north east connections -
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