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Elijah Choral Workshop 
Saturday 29 February 2020
Choral Workshop: Elijah – Selected Choruses


Newport Pagnell Singers are delighted to welcome musical director Ian Smith to lead a stimulating and enjoyable Choral Workshop exploring choruses from Mendelssohn’s magnificent Elijah.

The day is to be held at Lovat Hall, Silver Street, Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes, MK16 0EJ, which is located very near to J14 of the M1. The venue has plenty of parking.

Registration: 9.30am – for 10am start; Depart: 4.30pm
Tea and coffee will be provided during the day but please bring a packed lunch with you.

Ian Smith is one of the leading conductors in the Bedford and Milton Keynes area and is currently musical director and principal conductor of Bedford Choral Society and
Danesborough Chorus. His wide-ranging repertoire of choral work performances has included Rachmaninov Vespers, Vaughan Williams Sea Symphony, Bach Mass in B minor, Elgar Dream of Gerontius, Vivaldi Gloria, Jenkins Requiem and more too numerous to list.

Elijah’s first performance conducted by Mendelssohn himself, took place on 26 August 1846 before an audience of two thousand who had packed into Birmingham Town Hall for the eagerly awaited event. It was an unprecedented success with the audience
demanding encores for no less than four choruses and four arias, and the applause
evidently bordering on the hysterical. In recounting the experience to his brother
Mendelssohn wrote, ‘No work of mine went so admirably for the first time of execution, or was received so well by both the musicians and audience.’ It was without doubt the crowning glory of his career.

If you would like a printable copy of the application please do get in touch with Mel pmel21@aol.com or message me on the website.



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Christmas Concert 
Why not come and join The Singers and Bradwell Silver Band for an evening of carols. Some you listen to, others you join in with, either way it's going to be such great fun!

Tickets are available from our usual sources:
Cambourne Travel, NP
Wilsons, Olney
Pat Kearsley, 07904 299484
Or message me on the website


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Don't forget our taster session 
Don't forget our free Taster Session on Monday 9th September 2019. If you are interested in singing and would like to join us for one rehearsal, with no obligation, please do come along.



Details
The Taster Session will take place at the URC Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell, from 7.30-9.30pm, including refreshments, on Monday 9th September 2019.

Meet the choir and sing with us as we rehearse music for the Big Sing for Willen Hospice.

Please let us know you are coming:
T: Pat Kearsley 07904 299 484
E: palaco@btinternet.com

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Ed leaves us 
After very many years (rumoured to be more than half his lifetime) of accompanying Newport Pagnell singers, and some time in which he has commuted each week from Leicester (and sometimes further afield) for our rehearsals, our talented pianist Ed Tomlinson has decided that the time has come to move on.

With much sadness, we said "au revoir" to Ed after our final rehearsal before the summer on Monday 15th July. We wish Ed all the best in his career and his music and look forward to welcoming him back as a guest pianist at concerts in the future.


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Taster Session 
We are holding a free Taster Session on Monday 9th September 2019. If you are interested in singing and would like to join us for one rehearsal, with no obligation, please do come along.

Details
The Taster Session will take place at the URC Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell, from 7.30-9.30pm, including refreshments, on Monday 9th September 2019.

Meet the choir and sing with us as we rehearse music for the Big Sing for Willen Hospice.

Please let us know you are coming:
T: Pat Kearsley 07904 299 484
E: palaco@btinternet.com


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