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Camerata Bach, St Cross
18-19 May 2019
Camerata is aimed at a chamber choir of expert, ambitious and high achieving singers and runs over a weekend in a number of attractive locations. The Bach weekend will focus on two wonderful but demanding Bach motets, providing a significant but rewarding challenge for those who take part.

Camerata Bach motets – St Cross, 18-19 May 2019

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Motet: Jesu meine Freude BWV 227
Motet: Der Geist hilft BWV 226

Join Paul Spicer to perfect and perform these two wonderful but demanding Bach motets in the beautiful setting of the Hospital of St Cross in Winchester. Its church, where the course is to be based, is said to be more like a miniature cathedral than a typical almshouse chapel.

Please note that both motets are very demanding double choir works. We need significant numbers of tenors and basses, and singers will be expected to have thoroughly prepared the music before the weekend.

Recommended edition: Barenreiter

The cost is £120 per person which includes lunches and refreshments. Please note that there is an option for non-singing partners to attend (£25).

The provisional programme for the weekend is:
10 am Register and coffee
10.30 - 1.00 pm Rehearsal
1.00 - 2.00 pm Lunch *
2.00 - 4.00 pm Rehearsal
4.00 - 4.30 pm Tea
4.30 - 5.30 pm Rehearsal

* A light lunch of soup, filled rolls, fruit, and juice/tea/coffee is included on both days
10.00 am Rehearsal
12.00 Rehearsal
1.00 pm Lunch *
2.00 - 4.00 pm Rehearsal
5.00 pm Performance