2018 01 Come and Sing ThumbnailCome and Sing Bach Motets, 10am-6pm in Holy Apostles, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham.

Following last year's highly successful come-and-sing event, we have decided to repeat the occasion with motets by perhaps the greatest of all composers, J.S.Bach. Why not join us to experience what it is like to sing great music with The Oriel Singers?

This year we will be working on two magnificent motets by J S Bach: Jesu, meine Freude and Singet dem Herrn. These multi-part works are true masterpieces. They contain many different textures and styles: from deeply thoughtful to gloriously joyful; from the simplicity of the chorale to intricate contrapuntal writing.

We will provide a friendly atmosphere, tea and coffee, all the music you need and expert guidance from our conductor, Ben Sawyer. We will rehearse all day and finish with a free concert at 5pm for your friends and family.

If you would like to join us, then you will need to do two things:
  • Complete an online registration form
  • Send a payment of £25 per person (£12.50 students) using the PayPal button below or send a cheque to The Treasurer of The Oriel Singers, 20 Old Bath Road, Cheltenham GL53 7QD.
We will contact you with full details once we receive your registration form. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions at all.
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Resources to study

If you are attending, it would be incredibly helpful if you could look at the music before the event, so that we can spend much of the day making music together! There are many useful resources online.

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Here are pronunciation guides: