Exciting times for Chapter Five, moving into a new era. New concert dates are coming in for 2016 and as far ahead as 2017, and entries are going in for some exciting chamber music opportunities. Keep your eyes on the diary page for new dates as and when they are confirmed!
Hi! After a bit of a break while our lovely soprano 2 became Chapter Five’s first parent (congratulations Natalie!!) Chapter Five are ready to get together once again, beginning with an exciting first for the group – a coaching with Paul Pheonix, who sang with the internationally renowned Kings Singers for many years. We are delighted to be working with Paul and look forward to moving the group on from here. A bit older, a bit wiser, still fa la la-ing!
Chapter Five have just got back from Tolosa Spain where we competed in the 46th international Choral Competition. We had a great time in our first competition, winning 2nd place in the Sacred category and 3rd in the Secular. We also performed two concerts during our time there, to big audiences and standing ovations. Thanks to everyone who made our time there such fun. It was a memorable event for another reason too… It was our first tour with new baritone William Drakett who is welcomed to the group after Richard West has left us and joined the military! Will is usually to be found in Wells Cathedral choir and is a fabulous addition to the ensemble.
Exciting times are ahead for the group… our first recording is on the horizon now along with some coaching from eminent musicians in preparation for this.
Watch this space! In the mean time find us on Facebook by searching Chapter5singers
Chapter Five enjoyed performing to a lovely audience at St Catherine’s Church, Montacute this weekend. We were especially happy and grateful to hear that people had delayed their holiday departure to come back and see us perform a second time. The programme was varied and great fun as usual, featuring air viols, air lutes and baroque kazoos, and of course a fair bit of singing. Some memorable comments from the audience included “You normally have to travel to London for this kind of quality” and “Are you classical or cabaret?” To which we happily replied “Both!”
Chapter Five are looking forward to returning to St Catherine’s Church, Montacute, Somerset. 20th September 2014, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 available on the door – this includes wine, nibbles and a donation to the historic church. Expect the usual mix of musical delights from madrigals to pop with fun along the way! This won’t be your average classical choral concert! Hope to see you there.
Thank you to everyone who came to our concert in Epsom last night! We were made very welcome and had a wonderful time performing as part of the St Martin of Tours Music Festival.
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