Our next concert - The Kestrel Road and other stories

Twenty-first century choral music


Come and be enveloped in the sound of Reading Bach Choir’s first post-lockdown programme of musical story telling.

This evening of haunting and compelling music is heralded by a choral fanfare, Prelude, by the Norwegian, Ola Gjeilo, followed by two song cycles for choir and piano, including The Kestrel Road by Peter Maxwell Davies, a piece suggestive of the ‘elusive land and seascapes’ of the Orkney Islands, and influenced by folklore and music.
Bob Chilcott’s setting of five Aesop Fables uses the composer’s gift for melody and delivers some powerful settings of the famous texts.

Two unaccompanied works by female composers: Media Vita by Kerensa Briggs and Kyrie after Byrd by Roxanna Panufnik will be performed, as well a setting of James Agee’s poem, Sure on this Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen, already one of the classic choral works of this century.

The concert will be approximately one hour without an interval and the choir would love you to stay for a drink afterwards.


Saturday 27 November 2021, 7.30pm
St Andrew's Church, Albert Road
Caversham, Reading RG4 7PL

Tickets £10; under 18s £5
tickets@readingbachchoir.org.uk or 01628 638847






 




We are looking for new singers!



We are keen to invite new voices to join Reading Bach Choir.

If you are excited about the prospect of singing with a great choir then please get in touch by contacting secretary@readingbachchoir.org.uk 

You can find more information about joining the choir by going to the Sing with Us tab at the top of this page and selecting Join the Choir and FAQs.

 

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From now until Christmas 2021, Reading Bach Choir is seeking an experienced rehearsal accompanist, ideally used to working with adult choirs at a high level

The successful applicant will be an excellent sight reader and score reader

Would suit a recent post graduate in music  

Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening in Reading (UK)


Please apply to:  secretary@readingbachchoir.org.uk with a short cv and if possible audio or video excerpts of accompanying



Our previous Music Director, David Young, was recently on BBC Radio Berkshire's
Bill Buckley show talking about the Reading Bach Choir


Listen to him here
 
 
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