Sing and Discover Online Workshop with John Hancorn and Richard Wigmore Saturday 11 July, 4-6pm: Bach’s Magnificat and Mass in B Minor

Sing and Discover Online Workshop with John Hancorn and Richard Wigmore
Saturday 11 July, 4-6pm: Bach’s Magnificat and Mass in B Minor

Join John Hancorn and Richard Wigmore for this two-hour online workshop. John and Richard will look at the origins and cultural background of these magnificent works and explore the music in some detail, with recorded illustrations. You will then join in with several choruses.  

The session costs £10 (plus booking fee) and tickets are available from Trybooking – click on the link below: 

Saturday 11 July, Bach: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/SNQ

When you sign up you will receive details on how to join the Zoom online session and links for accessing the music on Youtube. If you have your own scores please do use them. 

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop. 

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John Hancorn is music director of the BREMF Singers, Baroque Collective Singers, East Sussex Bach Choir and Eastbourne Choral Society. He leads workshops and masterclasses specialising in baroque repertoire including regular visits to Early Music Fora. He teaches at the University of Chichester and East Sussex Academy of Music and is a specialist examiner for Trinity Laban. https://www.johnhancorn.com

A former professional singer, Richard Wigmore works as a music writer, lecturer and broadcaster for BBC Radio 3. He writes for GramophoneBBC Music Magazine and other journals, appears frequently on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review, is in demand for pre-concert talks at the South Bank, Wigmore Hall, King’s Place etc, and is a regular lecturer on Martin Randall Cultural Tours. His publications include Schubert: The Complete Song Texts and Pocket Guide to Haydn. http://wigmoresworld.co.uk
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John was wondering whether you might be interested in a ’Sing and Discover’ online session for NWEMF in the fairly near future while live events aren’t happening? We’re charging £10 per person for a two-hour session including provision of pdf music and/or Youtube links with ticket booking via Trybooking. John and Richard could do a ’NWEMF only’ session so you’d all know each other and it would be a bit of a ’social’, or we could promote it / them more widely.

They can offer a wide range of repertoire including Handel’s Samson; Purcell anthems and Dido & Aeneas; Bach St John Passion, Magnificat, Mass in B minor. Please see John’s website for full details: https://www.johnhancorn.com/sing-and-discover/

Bachfest Leipzig: LiveStream

We have received information about some online content that may be of interest to members. BachFest Leipzig contains details of several of the concerts that would have been taking place to packed audiences.  The organisers have managed to find a way to make those performances available on a variety of platforms.

You can find the complete program here: https://www.bachfestleipzig.de/en/bach-marathon. Enjoy the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuZZvscn0xU.

Livestream

www.facebook.com/bacharchiv
www.youtube.com/bacharchivleipzig

Highlights

  • 13 June, 2.30 pm
    Opening concert – Thomanerchor led by Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz
  • 13, 14, 20, 21 June, 4.00 pm
    Warm-Up with Bach Chorales – Calmus Ensemble, amarcord, Ensemble Nobiles, Sjaella
  • 14 June, 8.30 pm
    Johannes-Passion à trois 2.0 – extended version: with embedded videos by more than 200 singers from all over the world. Concept and production of the video: MDR KLASSIK
  • 20 June, 9.00 pm
    At Bach’s Home – with Klaus Mertens and Ton Koopman
  • 21 June, 8.00 pm
    The sing-along-version of the Mass in B minor – with Aelbgut and Camerata Lipsiensis