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The Oxhill News

November 2013

This months News



Stour Singers Ė Christmas Music

Benjamin Brittenís music has been heard in many a concert hall and church this year especially, as it is his centenary, and Richard Emmsí Stour Singers present their annual Christmas concert on Saturday 7th December, at St. Edmundís Church in Shipston, featuring both Britten and Mendelssohn, with young prize-winning harpist, Elen Hydref as soloist.

Both melodic and rhythmic, Brittenís Ceremony of Carols was composed to beautiful medieval English poetry, predominantly during a wartime transatlantic crossing from America to England. Mendelssohnís 3 Motets (Opus 69) are deeply moving, and written towards the end of his life in the mid 19th Century. 

Tickets priced £12.50p.are available from R. Clarke, 27 High Street, Shipston, and from choir members. There is no cost to accompanied children.

The choir is well-established in Shipston and its surrounding villages, and is open to all who have a love of singing. Experienced in singing, or new to it, Stour Singers offers a special opportunity for local people to make music. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at Shipston Primary School, and the choir always welcomes new singers. Rehearsals start on 9th January in the new year, for Brahmsí Requiem (to be performed in May), and anyone interested in joining (most especially if you are a tenor) is invited to contact Yvonne Ridley, Deputy Choir Manager, on 01789 269587.

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