LINKS TO OTHER USEFUL ORGANISATIONS
Choraline is a website for ordering practice CDs, etc.
Gerontius: choirs, concerts and choral music resources; list of UK choirs.
Singing Southampton: the go-to site for a monthly newsletter of all singing events - performances, worskhops, for all singing tastes - in Southampton and vicinity, and to post your own events.
Triangle Pianos Ltd, 27 Manor Farm Road, Bitterne Park, Southampton SO18 1NN.
LINKS TO PRACTICE SITES
Cyberbass a website where you can find practice files for many of the pieces we sing. Follow the links in alphabetical order. Choose S/A/T/B to have your own part emphasised or 'tutti' to giveall parts equal volume. You can also change the speed, useful when first learning a part. Links from here to other practice file websites
John's Midi File Choral Music Site which offers a much wider range of pieces and similar facilities.
PRACTICE AND PERFORMANCE LINKS FOR CURRENT REPERTOIRE
1. VIVALDI GLORIA in D, (No 1 only) and February 2018 (whole work)
A. Practice Midi files
John's Learn Choral Music site
B. Performances - several available, here are three in very different styles
i. King’s College Choir, conducted by David Wilcox – very ‘kings-y’, delicious singing, rather po-faced pronunciation!
ii. BBCFour programme performed by an all-female orchestra and choir in the Pieta in Venice, where Vivaldi worked. Complements the BBC4 programme "Vivaldi and the Women of the Pieta". Much brighter, more vivid sound
iii. Le Choeur d'Air France(!) with the Orchestre Symphonique de Paris. Concert performed Sunday 10 February, 2013 in the Church of the Sainte Trinité, directed by Anne Laffilhe. Nice performance, though venue is rather echoey
2. YouTube PERFORMANCES OF SONGS - With thanks to Val for research
I can see clearly now TonArt, Kulturhalle Gröbming. This German choir sings a break after first word of each line, which Craig doesn't want, but it's a great, rhythmic, lively performance otherwise, easy to hear all parts.
The Continental The UCLan Chamber Choir singing in the final of the BBC Choir Of The Year 2010 with the UCLan Chamber Choir
Tea for Two Another German group, super-clear.
Over the Rainbow Southampton University Chamber Choir
Solstice Song Rosthern Junior College Chorale
Now is the Month of Maying Kings Singers, lovely, clear parts
LINKS TO PRACTICE FILES AND YOUTUBE PERFORMANCES FOR PREVIOUS CONCERTS
1. BACH MAGNIFICAT, JANUARY 2017 CONCERT
A. Practice Midi files
John's Learn Choir Music site
B. Performances: several available, these two show nicely differentiated performance styles
i. Niklaus Harnoncourt version. Harnoncourt died in March 2016. Slowish tempi, soloists lovely
ii. Lutheriana choir quite fast speeds, some roughnesses, but lively