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How LoveLea Are Thy Dwellings?

We are now well into our rehearsal programme for Brahms’ German Requiem and Jonathan Dove’s The Passing of the Year. The two sound worlds complement each other beautifully. The Brahms is heart-rending at times – “I will comfort you, as a mother comforts her child”, set by Brahms soon after the death of his own mother. Jonathan Dove gives us the chance to revel in William Blake, set to music: “The narrow bud opens her beauties to the sun ….” Both works are HARD (no Leas in The Cross Keys last week after tackling the fugue in Movt 6!), but truly rewarding.

If you fancy trying your hand at the Brahms Requiem, do join us for our Singing Day. More details here.

Here’s what one of last year’s participants thought ….

“Thank you so much to Lea Singers for giving me the opportunity to attend such an inspiring singing day! Not knowing the Nelson Mass at all, I found it extremely challenging and wondered if I would in fact give up and go home at lunchtime, feeling rather out of my depth. But Ben’s singing technique information at the beginning of the session was very helpful and worthwhile, and I soon had a change of heart. He is indeed an inspiring music teacher.

“Although I have sung with MusSoc for many years, I still feel a complete novice compared to the Lea Singers and wondered therefore what ‘atmosphere’ I would encounter at such an event. However, I was surprised and delighted to feel such a welcome and friendliness. There really is a joy and companionship in a common love for music.”

Blogged by Miriam McKay, Lea Singers Chair, 28 January 2014.

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Forthcoming events

“Cycles of Life”
Brahms Requiem

Saturday 22 March – St Nicholas Church, Harpenden
Friday 4 April – St Sepulchre-Without-Newgate, London

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