Come and Sing Saturday 20th January 2018

The Sinfonia Chorale

Come and Sing Workshop

DURUFLÉ: Requiem




Richard Roddis


Saturday 20th January 2018

This season’s Come and Sing event focuses on music by Anton Bruckner and Maurice Duruflé. The Bruckner motets are little gems of composition, self-contained, a whole world of expression, standing at the opposite end of the spectrum from the monumental symphonies. Staple diet of choirs the world over, they are hugely gratifying to perform.

The Requiem by Maurice Duruflé is a much-loved work, comparable in tone and spirit to the setting by Fauré. Dramatic and consoling by turns, it owes much to the Gregorian chant upon which it is based. As with Vaughan Williams and folksong, so with Duruflé and plainsong – you can’t tell whether he is quoting or writing original material, but the music enjoys a unique spontaneity and fluidity which makes it deeply captivating and pleasing to sing.

Sinfonia Chorale Director

Director Richard Roddis is well known throughout the East Midlands for his work with choirs. His conducting experience stretches back more than a quarter of a century and, as a professional singer and a member of several top choirs, he brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to choral conducting. He was appointed Director of the Sinfonia Chorale in June 1991.

Over the years the Sinfonia Chorale has developed its own distinctive sound based on technical accuracy and a high standard of performance of different styles of music.

Venue for the Come and Sing event:

St. Michael and All Angels Parish Church, Church Street, Bramcote, Nottingham, NG9 3HD.

The venue is conveniently situated between Nottingham and Derby close to the A52.
There is a car park next to the Church and additional on-street parking nearby. 

Programme for the day

  • 09.30  Registration
  • 10.00  Rehearsal starts
  • 11.15  Tea / coffee break
  • 11.45  Rehearsal continues
  • 13.00  Lunch **
  • 14.00  Rehearsal continues
  • 15.45  Tea / coffee break
  • 16.15  Performance
  • 17.00  Depart

The cost for the day will be £20 – this includes the hire of the music

Music may be borrowed in advance of the event – details will be in the confirmation letter which will be sent to you on receipt of your application.

** A hot buffet lunch will be available at an additional cost of £5.
Please indicate on the booking form whether you will require lunch and include your payment when booking.

Further details and information from Pam Richings Tel: 0115 9810874

You will be able to hear the Sinfonia Chorale in concert on Saturday 3rd March at St Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5AE, performing the works which will be studied during the workshop.

Comments from previous workshops:

‘It was well organised and I enjoyed the opportunity to sing music that I'd probably never normally come across.’

‘a wonderful day's singing’

‘a really enjoyable and expertly organised day.  I really enjoyed it –such lovely music .’

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