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The Oxhill News

December 2013

This months News



Stour Singers – Choral Singing

Renowned for the pleasure it has given over centuries, choral singing is very much part of life in South Warwickshire – especially for the Stour Singers and Cantamus – two choirs based in Shipston and directed by Richard Emms.

Stour Singers presents its Christmas Concert on 7th December 2013 at St. Edmund’s in Shipston, with Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Three Mendelssohn Motets, harp music with soloist Elen Hydref, and carols for all. As from January, the choir will be working on Brahms’ Requiem, and Cantamus – Richard’s Chamber Choir – will be rehearsing for a concert in Icomb on 29th March.

The pleasure of choral music is very much in the singing, as well as in the listening. Who can fail to be moved by the choirs created by Gareth Malone? “If you can walk - you can dance, and if you can talk - you can sing” an African saying tells us. It is not only Gareth who can transform the tentative into the really rather glorious – many of Richard’s choir members would testify to the encouragement and the teaching which enables them to find their voices. Stour Singers welcomes anyone who wishes to sing, and would especially love to involve some additional tenors.

Cantamus, the chamber choir, would also welcome enquiries from experienced tenor and bass singers. For this choir, singers do need to be able to read music well, be confident in their singing, learning new music quickly.

For tickets for 7th December: R Clarke, 27 High Street, Shipston.

If you would like to sing: Richard Emms 01608 662163.

For general enquiries: Yvonne Ridley 01789 269587.

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