|21-Oct-06||Trip to Tuscany||Florence, Montecatini Terme & Pisa|
|22-Oct-06||Trip to Tuscany||Florence, Montecatini Terme & Pisa|
|23-Oct-06||Trip to Tuscany||Florence, Montecatini Terme & Pisa|
|24-Oct-06||Trip to Tuscany||Florence, Montecatini Terme & Pisa|
|25-Oct-06||Trip to Tuscany||Florence, Montecatini Terme & Pisa|
|05-Nov-06||Autumn Concert||St Barnabas' Cathedral, Nottingham|
|10-Dec-06||Christmas Carol Concert||Patchings Farm Art Centre, Calverton|
|12-Dec-06||Charity Christmas Carol Concert in aid of The Alzheimer's Society, Nottingham Branch||St Mark's Church, Woodthorpe|
|17-Mar-07||Music from the Americas||St Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, Nottingham|
|06-Apr-07||St John Passion by Arvo Pärt||Southwell Minster|
|19-May-07||Vaughan Williams' Sea Symphony, with the Derby Bach Choir and the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra||Albert Hall, Nottingham|
|30-Jun-07||Midsummer Serenade||St Mary's Church, Bottesford|
40th Anniversary Year
To complete the 40th Anniversary Year we had a busy autumn.
In October there was a Concert Tour of Tuscany, when the choir sang during Mass in Florence Cathedral (Duomo) and concerts in Florence, Pisa and Montecatini Terme.
Then, on 5 November we sang Ildebrando Pizzetti’s ‘Requiem Mass’ (why isn’t this wonderful work better known in this country?) together with Palestrina’s ‘Missa Brevis’ and a number of English motets and anthems, in St Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, Nottingham.
In addition to our annual Christmas Concert at Patchings Art Centre on Sunday 10th December, we again gave a charity Christmas Concert in aid of the Nottingham Branch of the Alzheimer’s Society at St Mark’s Church, Woodthorpe, on Tuesday 12 December.
We began 2007 with a Come and Sing/Play event on 20th January. This was a new adventure for the choir, although Richard Roddis is a very experienced leader. He was joined by Nicolette Moonen, who led the instrumentalists, and we explored some of the South American music that featured in the next concert.
'Music from the Americas’ was performed at St Barnabas on 17th March, and featured Baroque music from South America and twentieth-century music from North America.
The Chorale was invited back to Southwell Minster for Good Friday 2007, when we performed another ‘St John Passion’ this time by the great contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt with specially commisioned lighting by Ali Pike.
On 19th May we repeated our successful collaboration with the Derby Bach Choir and the Nottingham Symphony Orchestra to perform Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony.
The season ended - almost - with a Midsummer Serenade at St Mary's Church, Bottesford on 30th June. We premiered four Lyrics for Classics, settings of familiar works with texts by Don Read and arrangements by Michael Neaum.
And a week later, in St Mark's Church, Woodthorpe, we recorded them, with Michael Neaum accompanying us.