2019 Prescot Festival Come & Sing: Vivaldi’s Gloria

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 Magnificat 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.

6 Comment(s)
  • Katy Jeffery Posted 15 May, 2019 7:22 pm

    My daughter Katy has recently returned from 4 years as a chorister at Durham Cathedral. She is 13 and has sung Vivaldi’s Gloria before and would love to come and sing with yo all at the festival.

    • admin Posted 16 May, 2019 6:09 pm

      We would love to see Katy. If you download the form and return it as soon as you can, she is more than welcome to join us. There will be other treble choristers she can sit with (or she can sit with adults if she prefers – 13 is that age where lots of trebles move up to the adult section). If you’ve any queries, please drop Laura an email at prescotfestival@gmail.com.

  • Linda Yael Posted 23 May, 2019 3:33 pm

    Hi! I´ll be registering to sing (alto). I’ve sung Vivaldi’s Gloria before. The thing is, I live abroad, so will be staying at a hotel from Wednesday to Sunday. Are any others in this situation? Any suggestions on good, reasonably priced, places to stay?
    I’m really looking forward to singing there, and meeting everybody!

  • Linda Yael Posted 29 May, 2019 10:21 pm

    Hi, again!
    I’m trying to fill out the registration form, but it won’t allow me to write on it. I’m not sure what I should do. I wonder if you can help.

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