This is the provisional programme for the 2021-22 season. Changes will be made if necessary, in accordance with government stipulations.
Madrigals for winter evenings
During lockdown, when normal choir rehearsals have been impossible, the Southport Bach Choir, like so many other groups, has made use of the Zoom facility. Thanks to our Musical Director, Marc Murray, his skill at the keyboard and his mastery of an adapted rehearsal technique, we have enjoyed learning (or re-aquainting ourselves with) a number of Elizabethan madrigals, learning the lovely jazzy ‘madrigals’ of George Shearing’s Songs and Sonnets, and (re)learning the surprisingly difficult Birthday Madrigals by John Rutter. We sang these in a concert a few years ago, but I don’t think I’m alone in finding them still not an easy sing.
So Thursday has been choir night as usual; we have learned some new pieces and exercised our voices – even if things haven’t been quite as usual. The schedule for concert performances has had to be changed and changed again, and may yet been changed yet again, though we very much hope not!
Saturday 3 July 2021
Parry: Blest Pair of SirensShearing: Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare
11 December 2021
J S Bach: Mass in B minor
‘Come and Sing’ Messiah
11(?) June 2022
J S Bach: Cantatas 92 and 125
G F Handel: Coronation Anthems (It will be the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022)
16 June 2022
J S Bach: Cantatas 92 and 125 at Nicolaikirche, Leipzig (Bach Festival 2022)
This page will be updated as further details become available and/or changes have to be made to the schedule.