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2019 Prescot Festival Come & Sing: Vivaldi’s Gloria

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SATB singers are invited to join the Prescot Festival Chorus for its annual ‘Come & Sing,’ once again conducted by James Luxton (Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral), with Peter Kwater (St Bartholomew’s Rainhill) at the organ.

The last few years have since over 100 singers assemble each June to perform choral works ranging from established masterpieces such as Fauré’s and Mozart’s Requiems to contemporary classics such as Rutter’s Requiem and Jenkins’s The Armed Man.

This year’s concert, on Saturday 22 June, opens with Robert Howard’s stirring Alleluia, originally composed for Prescot Parish Church Choir in 2017. The main work is Vivaldi’s celebrated Gloria (RV589).

Everything takes place at Prescot Parish Church (Church Street, Prescot, L34 1LA). Details are as follows:

  • Wednesday 19 June . 7pm-9pm . Rehearsal
  • Saturday 22 June . 3pm-5pm . Rehearsal
  • Saturday 22 June . 7pm-9pm . Concert

The second half of the concert features Liverpool Cathedral Choir, and all chorus members are welcome to stay and listen (free of charge).

Concert dress is smart black-and-white. The Meeting Room will be open between the rehearsal and the concert for anyone who wishes to bring a packed lunch/dinner, and tea- and coffee-making facilities are available.

Bring your own score (Oxford University Press, 1996 edition) or indicate in the application form if you need to hire one.

The singers’ fee is just £5, which includes any necessary score hire. Click here to download more information, including an application form.

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