- Do you run an Early Music singing or playing group in this area that's looking for new members?
- Are you an Early Music soloist looking for someone to accompany you?
- Are you wanting to set up an Early Music singing or playing group with like-minded people in the Border Marches area?
Whatever you're looking for, this page is for you. E-mail the Chairman with your request, and it will be posted here. Click here for an e-mail form.
Rebecca Grace is a Shropshire-based soprano soloist looking to make contact with fellow early music performers. She would very much like to find an accompanist or indeed, accompanists to work with her on a programme of early music recitals at a number of small-scale venues across the region.
This may have to be more for the love of the music than money, as is so often the case, but please do get in touch if you'd like to find out more. Email email@example.com or telephone 01902 372903.
She is also keen to hear from singers (all voice types) who may be interested in getting together to explore new repertoire and perhaps also perform for fun. Living within travelling distance of Shrewsbury is preferable but she is also willing to travel for rehearsals. (Posted 11th April 2013)
The New Titley Philharmonic Orchestra (aka the Titley Phil): We meet on a Monday afternoon at Titley Village Hall (between Presteigne and Kington) to play mostly 17th and 18th century music under the tutelage of David Hatcher. David, as most of your readers will know, is the talented player of many period instruments and an amusing and informative tutor/conductor.
Occasionally, as a real treat, we get to accompany him in a gamba concerto but we also (any of us that feels that way inclined!) get the opportunity to play the concertante parts in concerti grossi and/or the solo in a concerto.
Violinists and Viola players are always welcome, but at the moment we are looking - in particular - for a double-bass player, a bassoonist and another oboist. Players need to have a minimum playing standard of Grade VI and to be confident sight-readers. We rarely perform. David works us very hard, giving us plenty of sectional tutoring in period style and technique, in the friendly and supportive company of the rest of the orchestra.
Anyone interested can contact Annie Nethercott on 01547 560369 or David on 01568 611643. (Posted 9th September 2012)
Plainsong choir: Musica in Ecclesia meets on the second Saturday of the month. Sessions start at 2:00 and a "performance" is given at about 5:30. No experience necessary, instruction will be given in 4-line staves, square notes, Salisbury and Benedictine rites. For details contact Geoff and Sheila Stanley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 905 640 365 (posted 14th August 2012)
Lion Choir: an informal practice choir for people who enjoy singing but do not wish to perform in public. Meets at 6:00pm in Leominster at the Lion Ballroom for about 90 minutes. Music provided. Charge of £5 per evening. Contact: David Hatcher (after 1st Sept) email@example.com or 01 568 611 643 / 07 813 001 631 (Posted 14th August 2012)
Venue available: St Swithun's Church, Worcester is available for use as a recital/concert venue. It boasts a superb restored organ that lends itself to both solo performance and accompaniment. To find out more, please click here. (Posted 13th August 2012.)