Come and Sing Rutter’s Gift of Life
You are invited to join the Southport Bach Choir in a day’s workshop on John Rutter’s recent work, The Gift of Life on Saturday, 3 February 2018. First performed in New York in February 2017, the work was given its first UK performance by the SBC in June this year (2017). It is a six-movement choral celebration of the living earth, of creation, and of life itself, offering a kaleidoscope of moods from contemplative and prayerful to majestic and inspirational. The music ranges from relatively simple to complex, from lyrical to dynamic, and is very rewarding to sing.
Under the guidance of Marc Murray, the SBC’s Director of Music, and with the assistance of Robert Woods on the organ, this is sure to be an inspiring and satisfying day of music-making. There will of course be the usual splendid sandwich lunch available for those want it, and the usual magnificent array of cakes!
Emmanuel Church on Cambridge Road, Southport, has proved to be a super venue for a ‘come and sing’, with the church hall available for lunch and tea. We have learned from the experience of last year that we need to provide coffee/tea before the day gets under way, as people are likely to have travelled some distance, and this is reflected in the timings below.
10.00 to 10.45 – Arrival and Registration in the Church Hall (coffee and biscuits available).
10.45 to 12.15 – Rehearsal in the Church
12.15 to 1.15 – Lunch in the Church Hall
1.15 to 2.30 – Rehearsal in the Church
2.30 to 3.00 – Tea and biscuits in the Church Hall
3.00 to 4.00 – Final rehearsal
4.15 to 5.00 – Performance
If you would like to attend this event, please complete the Booking form and return it with the full amount payable by 23rd January 2018 to SBC Come and Sing 2018, 29 Clovelly Drive, Southport PR8 3AJ.
We look forward to seeing and making music with you.