Advance notice of an exciting event coming in the autumn –
Come and Sing Vivaldi Gloria!
We welcome all singers to come along and join us for a workshop in the afternoon of Saturday 9th November to learn Vivaldi Gloria and perform it in the evening with Bel Canto choir.
See poster for further information and contact details.
As we enter the month of May, there are many signs that summer is on its way. The blossom on the trees, the smell of new-mown grass and the sound of Bel Canto every Sunday evening rehearsing their favourite songs and medleys from musicals, films and television themes. From Rodgers and Hammerstein to Lloyd Webber, Bernstein to Goodall, the eclectic mix of everyone’s favourites will surely make for an enjoyable evening of music for a summer’s evening!
Saturday 29th June
St Margaret’s Church
Swinton, South Yorkshire
Last year on 17th March, the afternoon dress rehearsal with orchestra and soloists was phenomenal, all was looking good for the evening performance.
Then the snow started …
By 6pm the most severe blizzard brought the whole of South Yorkshire to a standstill and our performance had to be cancelled at the eleventh hour with frustration and disappointment at all levels.
Well … we’re back with what we hope will be a snow-free performance of Handel’s Messiah on 30th March and it promises to be better than ever!
You may remember our performance of ‘A Little Jazz Mass’ by Bob Chilcott a while ago, well today some of Bel Canto spent the day singing with Bob at Leeds College of Music. We worked on his recent composition ‘The Voyage’, a collection of songs commissioned by AgeUK as part of a project to highlight and combat loneliness. Needless to say, the music is beautiful – Bob is the master of melodies, and such poignant words. A rare treat to work alongside an inspirational composer and such a lovely gentleman.