O Magnum Mysterium

Gloucester Cathedral Crossing, Boxing Day 2014: James Birtwistle

31 October 2015

O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM – Seven Settings of this wonderful text

FULL DAY WORKSHOP

CONCERT PEFORMANCE OF THE SETTINGS IN THE CATHEDRAL

The concert will be recorded with copies being available for purchase

ALL SING SATURDAY TIMINGS ARE:

  • 9.00   Registration
  • 9.30   Session 1 (sectionals)
  • 11.00  Coffee
  • 11.20  Session 2 (sectionals)
  • 1.00    Lunch
  • 1.45  Session 3 in the cathedral nave
  • 3.00  Break
  • 3.15  Concert in the cathedral nave
  • 4.00  Finish  4.30
  • Evensong  (Visiting choir)
  • Gloucester Cathedral & other rehearsal spaces in the cathedral buildings

Tickets: £22.50 (or £27.50 to include lunch) cheques payable to Gloucester Choral Society or by BACS

See the application form – O Magnum Mysterium Application Form

Learning from Adrian Partington is one of life’s great experiences and doing this with like-minded, friendly and supportive people is truly wonderful.

Directed by Adrian Partington

This is a full day workshop with a concert performance of seven different settings of the O Magnum Mysterium text.

Download an application form: O Magnum Mysterium Application Form

The settings are (click on the composer to access a You Tube file):

Victoria

Gabrieli

Byrd

Poulenc

Lauridsen

PLUS two settings that have been specifically commissioned by GCS for the day. One is by John Merrick (Vice-Chairman of GCS) and the other by Freya Ireland (a student at Pates Grammar School in Cheltenham).

You will be the first singers ever to perform these in concert!

For more details on the composers and to see the music we will perform, look at the draft of the booklet you will be given on the day to act as a memento and a reference on the day.

O Magnum Mysterium Booklet

ADDITIONAL HELP

We have created sound files, by voice part for the new settings so visit this page to access these to help you to practice in advance.

Scores & Practice Files

 

 

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