Lutterworth and District Choral Society Registered Charity number 1048089
We don’t just sing....
Our 15 minute break on regular rehearsal evenings is simply not long enough to catch up with each other so we make sure that we have plenty of other opportunities to socialise and have fun. In the past there have been skittles nights, coffee mornings and our quiz night is proving very popular with teams of up to six testing their knowledge and having fun getting to know each other.
We also enjoyed trips to local shows, such as ‘Crazy for You’, ‘Guys and Dolls’ and ‘My Fair Lady’ at Kilworth House open air theatre. We have also been to De Montfort Hall in Leicester to see Tommy Steele in ‘Scrooge’ and to Curve to see ‘The King and I’.
In January 2014 we booked a bus and a few of us went to a ‘Come and Sing Mozart’s Requiem’ at the Birmingham Symphony Hall and it was such a success, we are hoping to attend other ‘come and sing’ events in the future.
Future Social Events
Coffee Mornings, Quiz Evenings and Skittles
On February 27 some of our members went to take part in a singing day organised by Northampton Bach Choir. There were just under 400 singers taking part under the direction of internationally-acclaimed composer and conductor, John Rutter
We sang music from John Rutter’s new work The Gift of Life, his settings of A Flower Remembered, George Shearing’s setting of Who is Sylvia? And popular works including Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus and Vivaldi’s Gloria.
Not only did we get an insight into the mind and spirit of a gifted musical leader but we also got the chance to improve our choral skills. We certainly won’t forget that our vowels need to be bright particularly when singing in English and we will never again think that dentists are correct when they say ‘open wide’!
It was a truly inspirational day.
‘I enjoyed the John Rutter day. I am a new and novice singer but my confidence levels soared yesterday and I loved every minute.’
John Rutter Singing Day February 2016
‘Truly a magnificent day. Rutter is amazing - as a personality, teacher and musician. I came away having greatly enjoyed singing lovely music with so many like-minded folk’ and having learned so much as well.
‘We had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to sing with such a large body of people under John Rutter’s guidance.’