Monday, 24 November 2014


Last Saturdays concert was excellent! (if I do say it myself)

Singing in Bradford Cathedral is always a great experience, and hearing it filled with beautiful music even more of a pleasure. The first half of the concert was relatively simple for the sopranos at least, the Bach Cantata 140 having a steady soprano line while the other parts dart around each other. The choir then got to sit and listen to the marvellous orchestra and the Manchester Baroque Soloists who were excellent (I won't try and name everyone, couldn't if I attempted)

The second half was Rutter's Magnificat, and parts certainly lived up to billing. Soprano soloist Martha Hayward was on top form, and the slower pieces were really beautiful. The audience seemed to enjoy the music very much, and several people commented on how well the choir sang.

All in all, a great success! (Now onward to Christmas!)

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Dashing away with a smoothing iron...

and the crinkly musical moments are smoothed out!

Tuesday's rehearsal went really well and the wobbly moments were sorted out. If I say it myself, we're sounding pretty good. The Chorale is being joined by Martha Hayward and David Heathcote, both of whom are fantastic soloists, so Saturday is shaping up to be a really good concert.

Tickets are available on the door, 7.30 Bradford Cathedral.

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

By George, I think she's got it!

The last few weeks have been rehearsals as usual for the Chorale. With the concert getting ever closer (only just over a week - eek!) we've been concentrating on really ironing out any crinkly bits of the Magnificat and the Bach. It's required some hard work in places, (especially when we're trying to make it sound 'musical' rather than just 'right') but we're getting there - and it should be a really good concert.

Speaking of which, tickets are now available for the reduced price of £10 when bought in advance. Details of how to buy them can be found on the Chorale website