Sign-up for the St Albans gig now on the website.
Do it NOW please, coz singer numbers affect how many seats are left to sell to the public!
Great concert on Sunday, particularly notable for ‘The Lamb’ only losing a semitone in pitch! #newlushrecord
Three Kings from Persian Lands (Green Book)
In Dulci Jubilo (Green Book)
A Spaceman came travelling
+Chestnuts roasting, Once in Royal, 1st Nowell, O Little Town
& (Redland), Midnight Clear, Ding dong, While Shepherds Watched
& (Southville), Wenceslas, O come, Hark
Coventry Carol (Green Book)
O Little One Sweet (Green Book)
Caput Apri Defero
A whale in a manger (Green Book)
As you will have noticed, In Dulci Jubilo features a semi-chorus.
Anyone else who wishes to join the semi-chorus is welcome to audition, just before or after rehearsals next week.
Let me know by email in advance please if you fancy a go!
Coventry Carol instruction manual
All Altos sing the Tenor part & all T2’s sing the Bass part.
All 3 verses repeat the last 3 lines.
V1 is hummed (except sops) until the repeat.
V2 is just tenors & basses singing the sop tune down the octave until the repeat at which point all sing their own parts
V3 Everyone on your own parts.
N.B. Unlike the audio, do NOT repeat the intro “Lully lulla” to finish
The rest below is repeated from previous mails
St Albans Tickets
Now on sale at all branches. (That’s our ‘flagship’ Crimbo Concert on Sat 16th Dec.)
Bit of posh, Bit of pop & a bit of sing-a-long, all family friendly, with a bar & not too long! The perfect Xmas Concert.
Adults £10, u18 £2. Only 250-ish tickets available in total, so fairly high risk of selling out. You have been warned!
Flyers & Posters for that same gig need getting out there! It’s a competitive time of year. Get to work please!
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Full List of ‘Carols likely to be sung at some point’
For the Lord Mayor’s/Bristol Post/Radio Bristol Carol Concert. (All to be sung with the audience).
Hark the Herald, Good King Wenceslas, Ding Dong Merrily on High, O come all ye faithful. (All in harmony & from the Green Book).
Also we will sing unison versions of ‘Chestnuts Roasting’ (The Christmas Song), 12 days of Christmas & Slade’s ‘merry xmas everybody’.
Other ‘standard’ carols from the Green Book
The first Nowell, It came upon a midnight clear, Away in a Manger, Once in Royal, O Little Town, While Shepherds Watched.
& more obscure, but still in the Green Book
O little one sweet, Coventry Carol, In Dulci Jubilo, Three Kings from Persian Lands.
+ of course the ‘posh or unusual ‘carols & ’winter pop’ which we’ve been focussing on in rehearsals.
For New People if you wish to minimise the burden of new material to learn, then focus on the ‘posh or unusual’, then the full list of carols above in the order I wrote it. Also, remember, for any carols you already know, you’re welcome to just join in on the tune for this year, while you’re getting round to learning the alto/tenor/bass part!
Above all, don’t worry, just enjoy the crazy! Hope that makes sense.
Many of the carols we sing are arrangements from the ‘Green Book’, (More correctly known as ‘Carols for Choirs 1’), published by Oxford University Press. As these arrangements are still under copyright, I’m afraid that new members will need to buy a copy at some point. It’s always available from Amazon, & usually sells 2nd hand for about a tenner, although if you’re patient then you can sometimes get copies for under £3! Any edition, however old.. -they’re all the same inside. We do have a few copies we can lend out while you’re getting it sorted!
Sat 9th Dec. Charity Carol Singing, Clifton Down Shopping Centre, 3pm-4pm
Mon 11th Dec. Bristol Post/Radio Bristol Carol Concert, Colston Hall. (Lord Mayors Appeal). 7Pm
Sat 16th Dec. A Gurt Noel, (our official do), St Albans church, afternoon rehearsals, concert 7.30 start.
Fri 22nd Carol singing, Bristol Heart Institute, BRI, 12.30-1.30 pm
New people are ALWAYS welcome at concerts & highly encouraged to attend (unless you’ve got something better to do of course!)
Sam Burns. Gurt Lush Choir Bristol MAN Chorus