Category Archives: Music

Joy to the World! Mormon Tabernacle Choir: Christmas Glow with Renee Fleming


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Singing in the Royal Opera House


Yes, I am. Doesn’t it sound grand? I shall be singing Christmas carols in the Clore Studio at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, alongside The Big Sing on 15 December. It will be filmed. For what I don’t know. … Continue reading

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Nature Journal 3: Red Campion


    Alfred Deller:  “Shall I Come, Sweet Love, to Thee” – Thomas Campion Shall I come, sweet Loue, to thee When the eu’ning beames are set? Shall I not excluded be? Will you finde no fained lett? Let me … Continue reading

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Singing In Trafalgar Square


Other than that, I’m singing at three other venues before Christmas, the last of which is under the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square on 22 December. Continue reading

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Snowflakes Keep Falling on my Screen, Britten and Pears


It’s turned midnight. It’s now December first. WordPress has switched on its snowflakes. They’re teeming down my screen. It’s officially the Christmas Season then. Here’s Britten’s There is no Rose, from his Ceremony of Carols.  I’ll be singing Ceremony (as well as … Continue reading

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Singing: In St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square


Yesterday I joined a bunch of other singers in the famous St Martin-in-the Fields church at Trafalgar Square for a morning singing workshop on three of Handel’s Coronation Anthems, followed at 12.30 by a public performance.  (That’s me – soprano … Continue reading

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Pitching and Inching


An hiatus in blogging. It doesn’t mean I haven’t been inching my work along. In fact, look here, the encaustic/Plaster of Paris  accordion book – almost done! (I am allowing myself the use of an exclamation mark on this one … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 2 October 2015: Singing: A Ceremony of Carols: Benjamin Britten


In addition to Handel’s Four Coronation Anthems (see yesterday’s post) I also received yesterday the music for Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. I need to learn to sing both for a Christmas concert.  Eek. Britten was a pacifist. He and … Continue reading

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Inch of the Day 1 October: An Inch of Singing: Handel’s Four Coronation Anthems


Just been given the sheet music to this. It’s to be learnt for Christmas. Phew!  But how wonderful that I’m getting to sing this.  At Christmas. Enjoy!

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Inch of the Day 23 September 2015: Singing: Ave Maria: Javier Busto


Today I’ve been practising not the above, but John Rutter’s O Clap Your Hands, from his Psalmfest, for the choral society rehearsal tomorrow night. But I don’t want to Rutter everybody to death (though I could listen to and sing his … Continue reading

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