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Next stop – The Creation

We’re just back from a wonderful weekend singing services in Salisbury Cathedral. Our new musical director, Tori Longdon, chose a beautiful selection of Marian music for Mothering Sunday and Lady Day. It was a real treat to be able to sing Parsons Ave Maria and Poulenc’s O Magnum Mysterium in a cathedral setting, as well as music by Palestrina, Lennox Berkeley, Walmisley and Bruckner. Thank you to all of our friends who came to sing with us or listen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve just started our first concert project with Tori – Haydn’s Creation, to be performed at St John’s Church, Harpenden, on Saturday 24 June. Tori spent our first rehearsal enthusing us with the joy and energy of The Creation, which we hope will be perfect listening for a midsummer’s evening.  The period instrument orchestra for this performance, led by Catherine Martin, will feature many of the orchestral musicians the Leas worked with in our 2016 performance of Bach’s St Matthew Passion, including some of the wonderfully talented professional musicians who we are lucky enough to have local to us in Harpenden. We are delighted that we will be joined by an exciting trio of soloists in Marcus Farnsworth, Vanessa Bowersand Gwilym Bowen. We are particularly pleased to welcome Marcus back to Harpenden, after he endeared himself to our regular audience with a young singers’ masterclass and memorable performance of the Brahms Requiem in 2014.

We are also on a recruitment drive. If you are interested in singing with The Lea Singers, please contact chair@leasingers.co.uk. Previous choral experience and sight singing ability required!

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Forthcoming events

 

Haydn’s Creation

Saturday 24 June 7.30pm
St John’s Church, Harpenden

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