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Registering to sing

posted 2 May 2019, 14:21 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 2 May 2019, 14:56 ]

If you haven't yet registered your choir to sing and/or require books please let Kathryn Haworth know asap at pdcfsecretary@gmail.com  
Music launch Thursday 9 May 2019, at St Mary's Church, Finedon NN9 5NR - collection of books from 7pm
Also a reminder that the Festival is on the  Saturday 19 October 2019 - the 3rd Saturday rather that the 2nd 

Music Launch - Thurs 9 May 2019

posted 2 May 2019, 13:27 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 2 May 2019, 14:26 ]

Thursday May 9th in St Mary's Church, Finedon NN9 5NR - directed by David Humphreys, the Assistant Director of Music (Peterborough Cathedral). You may collect books from 7pm onwards ready to begin singing at 7.30pm. It should finish by 9pm. I hope you and some singers from your choir will be able to join us then.  All the best  Kathryn

PDCF 2019 Music

posted 2 May 2019, 13:25 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 2 May 2019, 14:25 ]

Taking into account the comments on the rather demanding music last year we have tried to make the music a little more approachable and have cut out an introit in order to give choirs a few less notes to learn.

Responses Ayleward  (last used in 2016)

Canticles: Stanford in C (not sung in last 30 plus years)

Anthems: Mudd - Let thy merciful ears  (not sung in last 30 plus years);  Ireland - Greater Love  (last sung in 2011 so some may remember this) 

Hymns: Be thou my vision, O praise ye the Lord and Maurice Bevan's arrangement of There's a wideness in God's mercy

If you haven't yet registered your choir to sing and/or require books please let Kathryn Haworth know asap at pdcfsecretary@gmail.com  

Also a reminder that the Festival is on the  Saturday 19th October 2019 - the 3rd Saturday rather that the 2nd 

PDCF 2018 - Message from Tansy Castledine

posted 2 May 2019, 13:22 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 2 May 2019, 14:27 ]

Hearty congratulations to all those who participated in the DCF; it was a splendid afternoon and we accomplished a huge amount together, as a result of your incredible hard work and dedication both in advance and on the day. I hope that you enjoyed the service as much as I did, and are as proud of what we achieved as I am; it was super to be able to tackle such a wide range of music and to sing it with such energy and conviction within the service. To the working group, I should like to express my thanks for everything that happened behind the scenes to make the day run so smoothly, particularly as newcomer myself, and to you all, thank you for your continued support of your choirs and all that you give to ensure their success and continual development.  I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Additional rehearsal 25 Sep 6:45pm St Andrew's Whissendine

posted 11 Sep 2018, 03:07 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 11 Sep 2018, 03:08 ]

Area rehearsal page updated and additional rehearsal on Tues 25 Sep 6:45pm at St Andrew's, Whissendine LE15 7ET directed by Kevin Slingsby  

New Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral - Tansy Castledine

posted 6 Aug 2018, 11:03 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 6 Aug 2018, 11:04 ]

The new Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral will be Tansy Castledine, she will take up the post in September 2018 and will be directing the 2018 Diocesan Choral Festival. For further details please visit Peterborough Cathedral website. http://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/newsarticle.aspx/41/dom 

2018 Rehearsal dates announced

posted 6 Aug 2018, 10:57 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 6 Aug 2018, 10:57 ]

Rehearsal dates have now been arranged for the 2018 Diocesan Choral Festival. These are at various places across the diocese, please try and get to one of the rehearsals in addition to the main rehearsal at the Cathedral on 13 October.  See the Area Rehearsals page for further information.

Director of Music to leave for new post at Christ Church, Oxford

posted 6 Mar 2018, 09:00 by Gill Barlow

It has been announced that Steven Grahl, the Director of Music at Peterborough Cathedral since 2014, will be leaving at the end of the summer term to take up a new post at Christ Church, Oxford.  Click on link for more details

2017 Festival - Message from Steven Grahl

posted 6 Mar 2018, 08:06 by Gill Barlow

Dear DCF Singers,

 I very much enjoyed today’s choral festival. As ever, your energy and commitment resulted in a most enjoyable service, and spoke of your on going ministry of music.

  My grateful thanks to the members of the working group, who have once again been tireless in their preparation and execution of the festival day. I would also like to extend warm thanks to those who directed rehearsals in their parishes, and to the conductors of the area rehearsals. Without this essential work, the festival could not run.

  It was great to be able to sing Lee Dunleavy’s responses, and I am always impressed by the way in which we tackle a wide variety of music with such aplomb.

  I am very much looking forward to seeing you next year: please save Saturday 13th October in your diary.

  With best wishes, 


  Steven

2018 PDCF Music Launch - 26 Apr, 7:30pm St Mary's Finedon

posted 6 Mar 2018, 07:45 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 6 Mar 2018, 07:59 ]

The 2018 PDCF Music Launch will be held on 26 April, 2018 at 7:30pm at St Mary the Virgin, Church Hill, Finedon NN9 5NR.
  Festival booklets will be available to collect from 7pm.
  See poster attached.
  Booklets can be ordered via the website (once available).

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