ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT BY ENGLISH ARTS CHORALE
Reigate-based English Arts Chorale (EAC) has continued to rehearse online during lockdown, polishing up Mendelssohn’s Elijah for two planned performances next season, as well as a host of other works. In addition, over 30 EAC members and associates have taken part in the three lockdown concerts, bringing a wealth of musical and other talents into the limelight! The concerts, for members, family and friends, included diverse musical works ranging from Bach to Richard Rodney Bennett and John Williams, as well as poetry and readings, some of which were self-authored. Season highlights were accompanist Jonathan Lilley’s stunning performances of works by Vierne and others, live from Waltham Abbey, where he is Director of Music.
If you’re interested in joining this lively and ambitious choir, please see details here. You might also like to join EAC’s planned tour to Prague next spring.
The Promenade Choirs, based in Horsham, has continued to work remotely during lockdown. Monday evening rehearsals for the Junior and Youth Choirs have been well attended and have offered a note of creativity during these strange times. Here are a few remote recordings to showcase the work of our members.
Kyrie from Puccini's Messa di Gloria (remote recording by the Promenade Youth Choir)
Disney Medley (remote recording by the Promenade Junior Choir during Covid lockdown)
The Bluebird by Stanford (remote recording by the Promenade Project Choir during lockdown)
The Promenade Youth and Junior Choirs are non-auditioned choirs for all young singers who want learn and are prepared to work hard to achieve a high standard. Bursaries are available for those who cannot afford the moderate termly fees. The Promenade Project Choir is a chamber choir for experienced adult singers who have strong reading ability. Many are members of local choral societies. The choir joins in one or two events a year and works on challenging repertoire that members might not have the opportunity to work on elsewhere.
Visit our website here to find out more: www.promenade.org.uk