Hello to all Gloucestershire singers from CKCS (Charlton Kings Choral Society)
The Choir cordially invites everyone who loves fine singing to join us on Saturday October 7th 2023 for a Choral Workshop to be conducted by James Gilchrist (tenor) in Saint Peter’s Church (and Church Rooms), Leckhampton, Cheltenham.
Music to be sung will be:-
Bach – Christmas Oratorio (extracts)
Vivaldi – Gloria (1st movement)
Faure – Cantique de Jean Racine.
Rutter – The Keelrow & What Sweeter Music (carol)
NB Copies of all music for the above will be supplied as a booklet for study purposes only.
The Schedule will be:-
0930 Registration & collection of music booklets
1000 First singing session
11.15 Break – Hot drinks and light snacks supplied
11.35 Second singing session
13.00 Lunch break – Hot drinks and light snacks available. You should bring a packed lunch.
14.00 Third singing session
15.00 Break – Hot drinks and light snacks supplied
15.30 Sing-through (‘mini concert’) of music studied during the day
(Complete details of the day’s schedule are posted under “News” on our website)
Cost: £20.00, to include drinks and light snacks. Under 25s £15.00
CKCS is fortunate to have James as president of the society, and many of you will be well aware of his international standing as a fine musician.
Most important for this event, however, is that James projects an astonishing charisma when acting as chorus master.
He fizzes with energy and draws from singers music of which we didn’t realise we were capable. If this sounds extraordinary, I assure you it’s true.
The man is something of a magician with a choir, as we have learned in the past.
Therefore, I strongly recommend that you do not waste this opportunity of a really fine, entertaining and enjoyable day’s singing.
Please sign up under “Forthcoming Concerts” Choral Workshop on our website, http://www.ckcsonline.org.uk/workshop/
We look forward to welcoming many of you.
With very best Regards, Fraser Morphew (chair)