We’ve just about got our breath back after all the excitements of 2016: our 1000th concert; the formal presentation of the Elgar Society’s Certificate of Merit; and our 50th Anniversary Concert. After all that we’re looking forward to 2017 with great confidence.
This will include one of the perennial favourites of the choral repertoire in the shape of Vivaldi’s Gloria. That’s a work that Philomusica has sung many times in the past but in the same programme we’ll perform two works that are new to us. We’ll sing the lovely Requiem by Bob Chilcott, whose choral music has been acclaimed all over the world. And we’ll also give the world premiere of a brand new work, Songs of Joy, which we’ve commissioned from the exciting young Gloucestershire composer, Freya Ireland. That concert will be in Tewkesbury Abbey on 25 March.
As part of our preparation of Bob Chilcott’s Requiem we’re thrilled to welcome him to lead a workshop on the work. Bob is an inspirational composer and conductor and the workshop will be great fun. It’s open to non-members of Philomusica. It takes place at Tewkesbury School on Saturday 4 March, 10.00 – 16.30. Tickets are £12.50 including music hire for the day. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01905 350340 to book your place.
If you’re interested in joining Philomusica Linda would be very keen to hear from you - especially if you’re a bass. As she says: “There are no auditions. Instead we have a trial period of a month which gives new recruits the chance to see if they like the Philomusica experience: almost without exception they do.”
For more information call Linda on 01684 850426 or email her at email@example.com
We have weekly rehearsals in Worcester and Gloucester – members attend whichever one is most convenient for them on a weekly basis.
Worcester rehearsals are at Bromyard Road Methodist Church, St. John’s, Worcester, WR2 5DL on Thursday evenings at 19.30.
Gloucester rehearsals take place at The Milestone School, Longford Lane, Gloucester GL2 9EU on Friday evenings at 19.30