Spring Concert 2013- New Work On 27th April, MMS together with the Rother Chamber Orchestra and students from the Midhurst Rother College performed Howard Goodall’s new oratorio “Every Purpose Under The Heaven”, written to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. This was a memorable experience, thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part and all who listened. Some of the tunes have become “earworms”, impossible to forget! Our Soprano soloist became unwell just 24 hours before the concert. She found a substitute, Emily Dickens, who was in Brusssels and who did not have the music. Emily travelled by Eurostar to London, then caught the train to Haslemere, arriving half-way through the afternoon rehearsal. Her performance, first in Vivaldi’s “Gloria”, then in the Goodall, was magical!
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Conifers School choir and MMS members
Spirit FM at Conifers On Saturday 15th March an outside broadcast team from Spirit FM visited Conifers School to broadcast from the Spring Fair. The school choir, which sang with with MMS in May, performed beautifully and Mary Knight was interviewed by Ian Crouch and was able to talk about the forthcoming “Benedicite” perfomance.
Spirit FM Interview
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Members of MMS, the Conifers School Choir and the Rother Chamber Orchestra at our Spring Concert
Can’t Sing - Won’t Sing? Do you believe that you can’t sing? Has someone, possibly years ago at school, told you that you can’t sing? Wrong! Everyone can sing and can enjoy singing. Come and try. Our Monday evening classes are for you to discover your hidden talent and to enjoy making music amongst friends. Not sure if you’re a Soprano or Alto, Tenor or Bass? We will soon find out and will help you to develop and enjoy your best singing voice. If the Military Wives can do it - so can you!
Spring Concert 2014 - wonderful! We enjoyed a wonderful concert on Saturday 3rd May. The MMS choir and Rother Chamber Orchestra began with a spirited performance of “Te Deum” by Haydn. The orchestra followed with Respighi’s “Boutique Fantasque”. Then came a memorable performance of Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with Sam Brown as the Guitar soloist. Sam received well deserved and lengthy applause for his expert performance. In the second half the orchestra performed the “Three Bears Phantasy” by Eric Coates. Then came the combined MMS and Conifers School choirs in Andrew Carter’s “Benedicite”. The children sang with enthusiasm as they Blessed the Lord for Grannies and Grandads and all created things, including Badgers and Hedgehogs. We all had a great time - it was a concert to remember! We decided to thank the children for their excellent work, so we gave them a Strawberry tea
SEMF Workshop 20th June The Southern Early Music Forum will be holding a workshop at Easebourne Priory on Saturday 20th June. Participants are asked to print their own copies of all the parts for their voice or instrument and to bring them to the workshop. We do not yet know which pieces will be chosen for rehearsal and performance. Click on the button below to access .pdf files of the scores. Ignore and close the dialogue box that may invite you to register for DropBox and then select the parts that you need, download them to your computer and then print your copies. Please tell Mary Knight on 01730 812783 or by e-mail if you are unable to access the files or are not able to print your parts.
SEMF Music files SEMF Music files Only 2 more Monday reheasals before the concert!