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Come and Sing Messiah!

We are very excited about our upcoming Come and Sing Messiah in Swansea, so we thought we’d write a

short blog about our plans.

‘Come and Sing’ events are a great way to dive a little bit deeper into great choral works in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. By taking a couple of hours to explore these masterpieces, singers can get to know them better without the pressure or expectation of a formal performance. So, whether you’re a seasoned Messiah-singer, or taking your first tentative steps into Handel’s magnificent score, our Come and Sing Messiah is the perfect way to discover something new about this festive favourite.

So, what exactly will we be doing? If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Swansea Bach Choir, this is a perfect way to find out! We will start singing at 10.15am with a vocal warm. This will be something gentle and easy-going to warm up the voice and focus the mind and is one of the most important things a singer can do to make sure that they take care of their voice and make the most of their time in the rehearsal room.

Throughout the day, we will then have a go at singing some of Handel’s choruses from the Messiah. It wouldn’t be Handel’s Messiah without the Hallelujah chorus and of course we will be having a go at that. But the Hallelujah chorus is just one small part and its infamy makes it easy to overlook some absolutely beautiful choral pieces. We really hope that this event will give you the opportunity to learn a bit more about some of the other gorgeous musical moments that Messiah has to offer.

We will be taking plenty of breaks throughout the day, and there will be loads of opportunities to socialise and get to know some of our choir members. Our lunch break will be between 11.45am and 1pm, as there is a church service between 12 – 12.30pm. We will finish the day with an informal performance of the choruses we have worked on throughout the day. This is, of course, a friendly and relaxed performance with no pressure or expectation placed on participants. We just think that to really get to know a piece, it helps to perform it to a group of people!

There are still plenty of tickets available so if you haven’t snapped yours up yet, there are plenty of ways in which you can do so. You can contact Fiona on: 07966 192097 or fionawells20@@hotmail.com or you can claim a ticket via our Eventbrite link (please note, Eventbrite will charge an additional booking fee which is outside of our control). You will also be able to pay in cash or card on the day. If you are planning to do so, please do let us know beforehand so that we know what sort of numbers to expect.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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