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Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival Sat 19 October 2019, 5:30pm

posted 18 Oct 2019, 06:25 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 18 Oct 2019, 06:31 ]

Tomorrow - Saturday 19 October is the Peterborough Diocesan Choral Festival. On arrival please register your choir with the Diocesan Choral Festival Steward in the South Transept, robing areas will be available to deposit robes. Please can singers be assembled at 2:30pm prompt,  at the far west end of the Nave from where they will be assigned their positions for the rehearsal at 2:45pm and Evensong at 5:30pm - singers robe and assemble for the processions from 5:00pm  
Award candidates - please stay behind after the rehearsal to go through award presentation
We are all looking forward to singing.

Area Rehearsals - Thank you Directors of Music

posted 18 Oct 2019, 06:19 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 18 Oct 2019, 06:26 ]

A big thank you to our brilliant Directors of Music for hosting and directing this year's Area Rehearsals:
Jonathan Harris - Finedon, St Mary the Virgin
Kathryn Haworth
Andrew Moodie, Northampton, St John the Baptist, Kingsthorpe
Tony Edwards, United Benefice of Mears Ashby, Hardwick and Sywell cum Overstone
Kevin Slingsby, Whissendine, St Andrew
Also a big thank you to all choir directors for leading your choirs and singers through the music and singers for learning it!

22 Sep 2019, 4:30pm - Additional rehearsal and choral evensong

posted 19 Jul 2019, 15:33 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 19 Jul 2019, 15:39 ]

Singers are invited to join the Kingsthorpe Choir for a rehearsal of the Festival music at St John's Kingsthorpe on Sunday 22 Sep 2019, at 4.30pm followed by Choral Evensong. Please let Andrew Moodie,  Akjmoodie@aol.com know if you would like to attend

2019 Area rehearsal dates announced

posted 19 Jul 2019, 15:28 by Gill Barlow   [ updated 19 Jul 2019, 15:40 ]

Area rehearsal dates announced, see Area Rehearsals Page for further details

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 

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