David Thomas, Master of Music at Winchester College and Musical Director of Winchester Music Club, presents an illustrated talk on the war experiences of composer Vaughan Williams and his anti-war cantata Dona nobis pacem. The talk will take place in the Winchester College Music School on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 7:00pm. Admission is free.
Winchester Music Club held a vocal techniques workshop lead by Oliver Tarney, Head of Singing and Composition at Winchester College, in Winchester College Music School last Saturday (28 February) afternoon between 1:30pm and 4:30pm. Over 50 people attended the workshop and many attendees were from local choirs as well as WMC members.
Oli, an energetic and engaging teacher, ran a hugely enjoyable and successful day. He was assisted by Jamal Sutton, Assistant Director of Chapel Music at Winchester College. Tea, coffee and cakes, provided by WMC members, were enjoyed during the break. The workshop focused on: warming up, breathing, projecting and focusing the sound, volume control and voice blending.
Cantores Episcopi of Winchester College, led by Jamal Sutton, are proud to present their latest recording, ‘Steal Away Home – Folk songs and Spirituals’.
“The CD presents just a drop in the ocean of some of today’s more popular arrangements by composers from Ralph Vaughan Williams via classic arrangements of former members of The King’s Singers, very much to the present day and including two arrangements written especially for the disc. Here is a wonderful mix of sumptuous harmonies, syncopated rhythms and entertaining tales to provide a CD celebrating the folk song and spiritual tradition.”
A track from the recording session can be seen here.
The University of Winchester’s extra-curricular music department, Foundation Music, runs choirs, ensembles, concerts and other activities on the Sparkford Road campus. These activities are open to members of the local community and participation in the ensembles is totally free of charge. All levels of experience are welcome and there are no auditions. There are seven choirs and eleven instrumental ensembles to choose from. Full details are available at the Winchester University website.
This year’s AGM will be before the rehearsal on Friday, 25th September, 2015 at 7:00pm. We will aim to keep it as brief as possible so that the rehearsal can start as near to 7:30pm as possible. Please consider joining the committee in whatever role you can as at present several of us are doing more than one job and would happily share the load. The formal notice of the meeting will be sent out soon.