Saffron Walden's Choral Society since 1883
Patron: John Rutter | Music Director: Janet Wheeler
Incorporating SignuptoSing

Singing Day : Bach's Magnificat with Anna Lapwood : 10:00 - 16:00

Category: SWCS

Start time is CONFIRMED as 10:00 with registration for singers from 09:45. The day should run until 16:00.

The day is aimed at active singers and will use Bach's wonderful Magnificat as our text. Areas of focus will include:

  • Exploring vocal exercises that help unlock the more complicated technical passages within the Magnificat
  • Improving our interpretation and performance by looking at how as singers, we should respond to the 'orchestra' and how thinking instrumentally can be helpful
  • Shaping the text, by allowing the natural emphasis of Latin text to help shape the musical phrases 
  • Understanding counterpoint; by dissecting the contrapuntal writing in 'Sicut locutus etc' and seeing how a better understanding can influence the way we sing

Our Singing Days are always energetic, full of musical fun and good humour, whilst providing opportunities for all singers, regardless of experience, to learn something useful and practical. We extend a warm welcome to you to come and join us, using this link, for a musically educational and uplifting day led by the multi-talented singer, conductor, broadcaster and organist, Anna Lapwood.

We are singing in the lovely Stapleford Granary for which you can find directions and details here.

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