Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Choir seeks new singers for world première of music

HENLEY’s very own chamber choir, Aliquando, is looking for new members in preparation for a special concert next year.

HENLEY’s very own chamber choir, Aliquando, is looking for new members in preparation for a special concert next year.

The choir is preparing to sing a specially commissioned new work to commemorate the First World War and needs two people for each voice part — soprano, alto, tenor and bass.

Music director Anne Evans explained: “Our 2014 programme includes a new work written for us by composer Patrick Hawes. Patrick wrote the music for the concert to celebrate Prince Charles’ 60th birthday and subsequently was commissioned by the Prince to write the Highgrove Suite.

“Last year Aliquando sang his beautiful Song Of Songs with the amazing Welsh soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and ex-royal harpist Claire Jones and were so taken with his music that we have commissioned a work set to the words of a Wilfred Owen poem, I Know The Music, in commemoration of the start of the Great War.”

The world première of I Know The Music will take place in Henley next November in aid of the Royal British Legion and the work they do to look after ex-servicemen. The programme will also include Cherubini’s Requiem In C Minor.

Singers who are adequate sight readers and available to rehearse twice a month on Wednesdays should contact Barbara Anderson on 07789 381144 or visit www.aliquando.co.uk for further information.

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