The glorious work: Sunday rehearsal

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Well done to all the members of the Chorus and Orchestra, who spent yesterday rehearsing Haydn’s The Creation ahead of the Cathedral concert this Saturday.

For some of the players, it was the second day of rehearsing, with a few having spent the previous day in rehearsals for the Music Theatre Society’s forthcoming production of ‘Into the Woods;’ an extra well done to them.

We were joined for the day by tenor and Kent alumnus, Andrew Macnair, who will be one of the three soloists in the Cathedral this weekend, hot-foot from his rehearsals at Covent Garden, where Andrew sings in the Chorus, for Judith Weir’s new opera, Miss Fortune.¬† (I hear it has an exploding kebab-van on-stage: should be interesting….!)

A chance for the conductor and Director of Music, Susan Wanless, to put large sections of the piece together with both chorus and orchestra for the first time, it also allowed the continuo section a chance to look at some of Andrew’s recitative sections – rehearsing before the day, a luxury!

Rehearsals continue tonight, Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning ahead of the concert on Saturday night. It’s going to be a busy week…

Concert details and tickets online here.

About Daniel Harding

Head of Music Performance, University of Kent: pianist, accompanist and conductor: jazz enthusiast.
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