Michael Cayton will be leading our next session on the evening of Monday 8th June with participants welcome to join from 7:20pm for a 7:30pm start. The rehearsal will end at 8:30pm. The link for joining the rehearsal was e-mailed to all members on Tuesday 2nd June.
For those unable to participate in the live rehearsal using Zoom, a video will be posted here a few days after.
Files for the ninth virtual rehearsal, 8th June 2020
Michael Cayton will be leading us in a musical exploration of Sicut Cervus by Giovanni Palestrina (1525-1594), Kookaburra by Marion Sinclair in an arrangement by Andrew Campling, Come Fly With Me by Sammy Cahn – James van Heusen.
Files for the eighth virtual rehearsal, 1st June 2020
Michael explored a setting of Ave Verum Corpus by William Byrd (1543-1623), Zum Sanctus by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and Fly me to the Moon by Bart Howard.
For those unable to participate in the live rehearsal using Zoom, an edited video will be posted here hopefully by Wednesday 3rd June.
Files for the seventh virtual rehearsal, 25th May 2020
Michael lead us through If Ye Love Me by Thomas Tallis, Geistliches Lied by Johannes Brahms and Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Thomas Waller & Harry Brooks.
Files for the sixth virtual rehearsal, 18th May 2020
Michael lead us in singing Crux Fidelis supposedly by John IV, King of Portugal; All the things you are, Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein and Day Oh! a calypso arranged by Andrew Campling.
Files for the fifth virtual rehearsal, 11th May 2020
Following on from this rehearsal many thanks to Annie Kent for the following response (Relates to Of all the Birds that I do know by John Bartlet):
Of all the ear-worms that I have had
Philip the sparrow is really bad
I wake in the night singing its song
I might wring its neck before too long.
All day long it sings in my ear
My sanity’s at risk I fear.
I’ve tried God save the Queen and that doesn’t stop it.
I’m afraid that bird will just have to cop it!
Joking apart am really loving the on line rehearsals thanks to everyone particularly Michael who makes it so interesting. Hope to see you all in person before too long. Best wishes and thanks to all
Annie Kent x
Files for the fourth virtual rehearsal, 4th May 2020
Unfortunately there was a technical problem with video-recording the rehearsal on the 4th May and there is no recording available. Our apologies for this.
Files for the third virtual rehearsal, 27th April 2020
Sound files My Spirit Sang All Day
Files for the Second Virtual Rehearsal, Monday 20th April 2020
Michael rehearsed two pieces: Cantate Domino by Giuseppe Pitoni (1657 – 1743), and Never weather-beaten sail by Thomas Campion (1567-1620). The links for the SATB sound files are below.
Sound Files Cantate Domino
Sound Files Never Weather-Beaten Sail
Files for the First Virtual Rehearsal, Monday 13th April 2020
Following on from the success of the sample choir practice in March, our musical director Michael Cayton is going to attempt to use ZOOM to hold a virtual choir rehearsal on the evening of Monday 13th April opening at 7:20pm for a start at our usual time of 7:30pm. All WPS members are invited to join in. To find out how to use Zoom, click/tap HERE to access the Zoom website where there is some good simple guidance.
The link to join the rehearsal was notified to members by email on Wednesday the 8th April.
Michael’s plan is to start with Bruckner’s Locus Iste, a well known and very beautiful anthem which we can work on. Then we will try to sing the Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah. Resources for each work are available for download (printing) and listening in the links below.
SATB sound files for Locus Iste
Links to SATB sound files for the Hallelujah Chorus
Sample Choir Practice (uploaded 27th March 2020)
With all rehearsals cancelled until further notice, Michael Cayton (WPS Musical Director) has recorded a sample virtual choir practice to cheer us up and keep us in good voice. Everyone is welcome to join this which lasts about 12 minutes. More may follow.
Before taking part, please download and print the four pages of the song Get On the Bus! he has chosen for us so you can participate fully in this fun practice (a better quality PDF added at 19:45 30th March).
All downloaded and printed? Then hop on the bus and click/tap this link to start Michaels’ choir practice.