Vivaldi’s Gloria and Magnificat with Handel’s Coronation Anthems Zadok the Priest and The King shall Rejoice
Following the hugely successful performance of Mozart’s Requiem in January, many people have asked to do another project. It is hoped that even more people who have never thought of themselves as singers or having the confidence to do something like this will come along and have a go. The chorus also needs people who can sing to enable the people who can’t, so singers from other choirs who can attend rehearsals and lend their experience are especially welcome.
Many people who have never sung before have joined the Kinder Chorus. People who have never been in a choir before, never sung since schooldays, did not know if they could sing, could not read music, did not know what voice they were or what their range was have come along and discovered a new world. It has been a life experience to get to the standard of being part of a big performance in Buxton Opera House with top professional soloists and a professional orchestra. Choir Director, Joyce Ellis, says “we are only starting our third project but already the friendliness and team spirit have built the group into a very strong unit where everyone is welcome. Besides non singers we have people from all sorts of musical groups – barber shop singers, karaoke singers, ballad singers, male voice choirs, all working together to create something special. By the time we all reach the performance day the adrenalin levels are through the roof and the satisfaction at the end is huge. We hope that lots of people are going to come along and dip their toes into classical singing!”
The programme this time will be Vivaldi’s wonderful Gloria and Magnificat with Handel’s Coronation Anthems including everyone’s favourite classical piece Zadok the Priest. As part of the Kinder Choirs’ tradition for providing experiences and events of excellence this performance will take part in Buxton’s glorious Opera House with top international singers, and an orchestra of professional musicians.
Rehearsals will start on Wednesday, April 25 and every Wednesday during term time at Whaley Bridge Uniting Church from 8.00-9.30pm. The performance will be on Sunday, 13 January at 4.00pm in Buxton Opera House.
The subscription cost is £50 (£25 students) per term. To register please complete our online registration form. There are no auditions to take part, however seventy-five percent attendance is required to take part in the concert.