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    Siena, Tuscany  September 2018

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     Next CD - released Autumn 2018 

     Paul Carr's Stabat Mater 

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       St Edmundsbury Cathedral
       Saturday October 27th

       Ely Cathedral
       Sunday October 28th

     

     

     

Next Concerts

On October 27th we travel to Suffolk for a concert in St Edmundsbury Cathedral, with the amazing Savitri Grier playing and directing Vivaldi's Four Seasons, and the Chorale peforming Paul Carr's Stabat Mater, commissioned and recently recorded by the EAC. Then we move on to Ely the following day, after the clocks have gone back, for a concert in the Lady Chapel of Ely Cathedral, for another performance of the Stabat Mater and other pieces from the same recording.

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Open Singing Day

Handel's Messiah

We had a wonderful time singing Handel’s Messiah, and raised £500 for the children’s charity Coram.
Thanks to everyone who made this such a special occasion, and particularly to Coram, Cullenders Delicatessen, La Barbe Restaurant, Priory Garden Centre, Art of Living, and Gedo Clothing, who all donated generous raffle prizes.

 

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Next EAC Rehearsal

Monday 15th October    7.44pm  #

Wray Common Primary School, Reigate  RH2 0LR

Next Singing Day

Saturday February 9th, 2019

St Mary's Church, Reigate

 

Siena

Le Tolfe, Siena

Breaking with tradition, our overseas tour this year was to Italy, after four visits to Roujan in the Languedoc region of France. Staying at Le Tolfe, a wine estate just outside Siena, our party of 24 gave two concerts in the 5-day trip, one in the Church of San Vigilio, in Siena, and the other in the Basilica dell'Osservanza, just outside the city. Both concerts featured Paul Carr's Stabat Mater and other pieces the Chorale has recently recorded. As usual, the extra demands of singing in a smaller group produced two high-quality performances.

 

BBC music Magazine

The English Arts Chorale is featured in the "Best of British Choirs" pages of the October edition of the BBC music magazine.

New Commission from Paul Carr

Paul Carr - Composer"I was so delighted when EAC offered me a third commission, this time for a Gloria - a work in celebration of God. Having grown up with Vivaldi's Gloria at school, I've always loved this work and took this as my starting point. Like the Vivaldi, my Gloria starts in the bright key of D Major and is enthused with the same energy and drive throughout, although it remains very much my own. "

Paul Carr's Gloria will receive its World Première in our December concert in St Mary's, Reigate.
 

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