Côr Nadolig
Llanddewi
Rhydderch

Christmas Choir
Carols
on the
Green
With Abergavenny
Salvation Army
Band

When & Where

Tuesday
13 December
7.00 pm

St David's Church
Llanddewi Rhydderch
NP7 9TS
then
The Village Hall
from about 8.15 pm.

Introduction

Once again, Llanddewi Rhydderch welcomes Abergavenny Salvation Army band to the village for this well-loved seasonal celebration, with a rich menu of favourite carols for all to sing. As in 2021, Llanddewi Rhydderch Festival Choir will be singing some carols on their own.

This page sets out the information about the Festival Choir and how to be part of it.

Who

Membership of the choir is open to any interested singers.

Singing with the choir carries no implication of further committment. This is a self contained project and once done and dusted, that's it. You will be kept informed of other similar projects, but not with an expectation that you will participate.

However, it is hoped that singers who register for this project will attend as many rehearsals as possible.

It is NOT expected that singers will be able to sight read music. The rehearsal schedule (see below) allows good time for learning notes and, for those who want to use them, downloadable rehearsal tracks will be available.

Music

To be sung in St David's

To be sung in the village hall

It won't be necessary for singers to download and print the music themselves. Books will be provided.

And, of course, the choir will be singing with the carols-for-all with the Salvation Army Band.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals (with refreshments) will be held on these days at these times. If requested, extra rehearsal time can be made available.

The first three rehearsals will be note-learning sessions. If you don't read music, it is at these rehearsals that the basic notes will be learnt. If you can read music, it's not essential that you come to these rehearsals. (But if you are able to come - your presence will help the note-learning of others.)

  1. Sunday 6 Nov: 3.00 - 5.00 pm
  2. Sunday 13 Nov: 3.00 - 5.00 pm
  3. Sunday 20 Nov: 3.00 - 5.00 pm

During these next two rehearsals, raw notes will be turned into music. If you are able to read music, this would be a good time to come along.

  1. FRIDAY 25 Nov: 7.00 - 9.00 pm
  2. Sunday 4 Dec: 3.00 - 5.00 pm

At this last full rehearsal we will be going through everything. As far as possible, we need everyone present. Please contact Philip Norman if you are a music reader and able to come to only this one rehearsal and not the previous two (or five).

  1. Sunday 11 Dec 3.00 - 5.00 pm

A final top-and-tail session.

  1. TUESDAY 13 Dec 6.00 - 6.30pm

The rehearsals are being divided into tiers.

None of the music is fierce and there are lots great, singable melodies on the programme.

Downloads

You can have a look at a copy of the music HERE.

Here are the rehearsal tracks. The Essential part (the top stave of each system or line) consist of the basic melody. It is recommended that singers who are unsure of their choral capabilities choose to sing this part. The Optional part (the lower stave or each system or line) consists of harmony that can be sung by anyone who wants a bit more of a challenge.

Cost

Nothing - it's all free.

Last Date for Registration

There is no actual last date - we can accept new singers right up to 6.00 pm on the day (as long as they know the notes).

Rehearsals have already started. Check the rehearsal schedule and choose the tier which suits you bes.

Contact

Philip Norman
01873 590 055
07939 064 247
pkn@pnms.co.uk

Find out about Philip Norman
HERE

Register

REGISTER HERE.

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