This week our conductor Tori Longdon is auditioning choir members for solo movements, duets and quartets in the two Glorias for the Vivaldi Squared concert on 21 March.
We often feature choir soloists in carol and summer concerts but this is the first time that all the solos will be taken by Lea Singers (past and present).
The virtuosic opening Jubilate will be sung by mezzo Hannah Bennett, who was a Lea Singers intern before studying at the Royal Academy of Music and embarking on her solo career.
Thank you to everyone who came to FestiveLea! at the Public Halls – we all had a wonderful time and hope you enjoyed yourselves too.
We are now looking forward to our March concert, Vivaldi Squared. We start rehearsals on 8th January so if you are a tenor and interested in joining us, do get in touch.
Also, you can spot some of our singers in Gareth Malone’s Christmas Concert, which was broadcast on BBC2 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Not long until the big day, and even fewer days until 23rd December when we will be putting on our annual charity Christmas concert. This will be our very last show in the Public Halls before they close for good.
We are supporting The Hospice of St Francis with our raffle, and as usual, the interval drinks and mince pies are included in the ticket price of just £15.
Every year the Lea Singers visit an English cathedral to sing a weekend’s services while their own choristers are on holiday. This October we had a lovely warm welcome in Durham Cathedral – a truly magnificent building and a delight to sing in.
We are now working hard on our November concert – Notre-Dame: Rising in Song. Tickets are now on sale. More information
Would you like to sing with us?
We currently have vacancies for basses and tenors. We start rehearsing for Christmas on 20th November. More information about auditions.
We have just finished our 2018/19 season with a fun (and linguistically challenging!) concert of jazz, swing and latin songs.
Over the summer break we are looking for new members – particularly tenors and basses. We will restart rehearsals in September for a weekend residency at Durham Cathedral and our Autumn concert of Duruflé, Bruckner, Ravel and more in November.