Tuesday 5 September New term begins
Sunday 15 October Concert with B Natural Choir – Faure’s Requiem
Sunday 3 December Prelude to Christmas – with SDMC Brass Band
Wednesday 6 December Annual Rainbows Hospice Concert – Derby Cathedral
Saturday 9 December Christmas Cracker – The Coton Centre, Tamworth
Sunday 17 December Christmas Brass & Voices – together with Seale Brass
End of the summer term: The choir ended their summer term by hosting the visiting Canadian choir (see below) for an informal social evening in the gardens at The Old Rectory, Netherseal. As the wine flowed, the singing became more enthusiastic!
As always, Cantabile will have three holiday practices (TBA).
Recent concerts included:
Sunday 25 June Summer Concert with Visiting Canadian Choir Melbourne Parish Church 7pm A large and appreciative audience joined us in this splendid setting when we welcomed The St John’s Choir, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (www.stjohnschoir.ca). This concert lasted just over an hour, and then there were drinks on the Rectory Lawns, overlooking Melbourne Pool.
The Canadian Choir also sang in Derby Cathedral on Monday 26 June at 1pm and at the National Arboretum.
Concert in Denstone School Chapel We had a really lovely evening’s concert in Denstone on Wednesday 17 May. Cantabile were joined by Smallwood Manor Chapel Choir whose singing was delightful! Following an hour’s choral music, audience and choirs were treated to a range of delicious canapés and wine (soft drinks for the children of course!).
Sunday11 June Haddon Hall (near Bakewell) Cantabile were delighted to be invited back again to this stunning historic setting to share our music with visitors from the UK and abroad. This year, we sang in the historic Long Gallery to two large and appreciative audiences. (www.haddonhall.co.uk)
Friday 16 June Beautiful Music in a Country Church: Duffield Parish Church with The William Gilbert School Choir It’s always a pleasure to join with this young choir who never fail to inspire us with their very high standards of singing. A capacity audience enjoyed the varied repertoire, culminating in a joint performance of the rousing spiritual Lift me up! (with some audience participation!).