Events Newsletter – Autumn 2011

I used to produce a paper newsletter featuring the dates for forthcoming piano exams and concerts along with other important information however this has now been superseded by the e-newsletter facility on the blog to which all of my students should be subscribed . It also gives me the opportunity to draw your attention to other professional activities in which I am currently engaged. I can heartily recommend the forthcoming Fauré Requiem performed in the Quire at Chester Cathedral by the cathedral choir. As a member of the choir, this is one of the highlights of the year, singing the requiem in the correct liturgical context and is a great chance to hear a delightful  performance of a well known choral treasure! (see the video clip below)
I will post more precise details of exam times as soon as they are available. In your lessons this half term, I will be introducing some Christmas repertoire as I am planning that the recital this term might have a decidedly christmassy theme as well as audience participation and multimedia participation from the Chester Music Society Youth Choir! More information about the concert will be posted a little nearer the time…

Below are some important dates for your diary:
30th October – 1830: Fauré Requiem – Chester Cathedral Choir, Chester Cathedral
2nd November – 1700: ABRSM Theory Exam – Bishop’s High School
6th November – 1900: NES Songs of Praise, Parkgate URC
1st December – Autumn Leaves Compositions Due
2nd December – 1800: St. Oswald’s PTA Christmas Fair, Mollington
3rd December – 1100: Christmas Charity Recital, All Saint’s Church, Hoole
10th December – ABRSM Exams at Stanley Palace
10th December – 1930: CMSYC and Preludes Christmas Concert
13th December – Last lessons for the term at St. Oswald’s, Mollington
14th December – Last lessons for the term at Chester Catholic High
15th December – LCM exams at Stanley Palace
16th December – 1930: NES Christmas Concert, St. Winifride’s, Neston
17th December – 1930: NES Christmas Concert, Parkgate URC, Neston
21st December – End of Piano Teaching Term
24th December – 1500: Nine Lessons and Carols – Chester Cathedral Choir

This video clip from a couple of years ago shows a movement of the Requiem being performed in the Cathedral Choir Christmas Concert. The Requiem in it’s entirety will be performed in a more intimate setting in the quire of Chester Cathedral on 30th October at 1830. Admission free!

Published by Will Hay

Chester based pianist, singer, conductor and teacher