Tag: Healey Willan

Preparing for Remembrance Day

Normally it is not something I need to "prepare for" however this year it is chock a block full of activity, careful planning, joy, hope and sorrow.  Let me just break that down for you: My former neighbour in England Lorraine and one of my work colleagues Chuck celebrate a birthday - that is the … Continue reading Preparing for Remembrance Day

Eighth Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

22 Oct 13 We completed our annual retreat at the Providence Centre over the weekend.  Friday night and Saturday, it was fun as normal with some work on the Messiah, Faure, on Friday and the rest of the program on Saturday.  We also worked for a couple of hours on some recording tracks, specifically Stephen … Continue reading Eighth Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

Seventh Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

15 Oct 13 Audition results, unfortunately I did not make the cut, but the singers chosen are good choices.  Here is the program order for the concert: Benjamin Britten - Jubilate Deo - a cappella Christine Donkin - In Flanders Fields - a cappella Healey Willan - How They So Softly Rest - a cappella … Continue reading Seventh Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

Sixth Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

8 Oct 13 Len had the auditions scheduled for this evening.  I felt that I did OK in mine - but the choice is still Len's, here's hoping. Repertoire covered: Gabriel Faure - Requiem Offertorium, Agnus Dei, Benjamin Britten - Jubilate Deo, Break Healey Willan - How They So Softly Rest. Christine Donkin - In … Continue reading Sixth Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

Third Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season

17 Sep 13 Tonight was our third rehearsal of our new season.  The choir was fairly full in the room tonight and our Artistic Director says we have 124 singers so far.  We arrived to receive new music for other projects this year: Bach B Minor Mass - which we will do on March 9, … Continue reading Third Rehearsal 2013/2014 RES Season