Workshop Information – Mendelssohn Elijah

WESLEY MEMORIAL CHURCH, OXFORD - 9th November 2019

TIMETABLE:

9.30    am      Registration
10.00  am      Workshop commences
11.30  am      Coffee (until 11.50 am)
12.50  pm      Lunch
1.50    pm      Singers back from lunch
2.00    pm      Session starts
3.00    pm      Tea (until 3.25pm)
4.30    pm      Finish

 

 SCORESWe will be using the NEW NOVELLO edition  –  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN COPIES.    If you already have the OLD NOVELLO edition, you should be able to work with that – but be aware that there are some word changes in the final chorus so you will need to check the NEW and edit accordingly. Robert is also making some cuts as follows:

PART 1 Cuts
No. 6 Alto recit “Elijah get thee hence
No. 7 Double chorus “For he shall give his angels
No.15 Quartet (Chorus) “Cast thy burden upon the Lord’
PART 2 Cuts
No. 29 Chorus “He watching over Israel”
No. 40 Recit and Chorus “Behold God hath sent Elijah”
No.41 Chorus “But the Lord from the North”
Soloist Quartet “O come everyone that thirsteth”
Finally, note that the terzetto No. 28 “Lift thine eyes” will be sung
by 3 boys as will the semi chorus of No. 35 “Holy, holy, holy”

 

Our singers derive most benefit from the day if they get to know the piece and their part beforehand.  Choral Line produce practise CDs and supply scores: www.choraline.com 

 Blackwell’s Music Shop in Oxford will also be stocking copies of the scores.

 

Getting There – See Google Street Maps – The Workshop will take place at The Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, OX1 2DH For singers coming from out of town we would recommend Park and Ride.

If for any reason singers need to contact me they can do so on enquiries.oxfordorpheus@gmail.com              Telephone 01865 250440

 Leo Pitt

P.S. DON’T FORGET TO BRING A PENCIL AND A RUBBER….