2014 This Year – Come and Join Us – Let’s get Basildon Singing !

Basildon Choral Society holds rehearsals on Wednesdays at 7.45pm at                 Langdon Hills Methodist Church, Emmanuel Road, Basildon, SS16 6EX

Are you a budding Pavarotti? Fancy yourself as the new Russell Watson or Katherine Jenkins? Or perhaps you just enjoy a sing in the shower?

Come along and enjoy some fabulous music in the company of fellow singers of all abilities. If you feel a bit unsure and would like to talk to someone, then give our chairman, Jen Frizzell, a call on 01268 410844.

Everyone welcome.

Amazing choir (Perpetuum Jazzile) uses their hands to simulate storm

The thing I love about singing with choirs is the phenomenal range of music, styles and singers. Take a look at this choir, Perpetuum Jazzile, Slovenia’s only jazz choir, simulating a storm with their fingers, hands and feet, before leading into a chorus with strong African themes.

John Randall’s Arundel 2010 photos

John Randall sent through a selection of pics he snapped at Arundel this year. They’ve all been added to Flickr as well as put in a gallery here. I particularly love the one of the three basses!

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Bavarian photos

These are some of my favourites from the fifty or so pictures of our Bavarian trip so far submitted. You can see the rest by looking at our Flickr photostream! I am sure there are many, many more lovely pictures out there. Why not email them to choirpics@basildonchoral.org? (And tell me you’ve done it so that I can put details of who took them in the description!)

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The Basilica Concert

And everyone's watching the boss !

Another press report of the Gößweinstein concert

A different newspaper but mostly the same text and a different photo. And this time everybody’s watching Stephen!

HFO Gößweinstein concert review

Report of our Gößweinstein concert in the Nordbayerisches Kurier

Thanks to Geoff Williams for this translation of an article published on Friday 29th October, sent through by Mr Polster, the owner of the coach company. Beware that it is a big dowload (around 11mb!). Top marks, too, to Geoff, Felicity and Cherry for being the only ones of us to be watching Stephen at the moment the photographer took his snap…

Nordbayerische Kurier concert report

 

Heike’s Savoy Cabbage (Wirsing) recipe

Step 1

  1. White onions, cut into cubes
  2. Diced white bacon (probably streaky?)
  3. Garlic roll (is this a clove do you think?)
  4. Sauté all

Step 2

  1. Chop the cabbage, remove tough stems
  2. Pour in stock and simmer well for three-quarters of an hour

Step 3

  1. Puree with a hand blender to your preferred consistency (i.e. not too much!)
  2. Thicken with corn starch /Roux
  3. Add cream
  4. Season with nutmeg and granulated bouillon (stockcube)

If anyone has any tips on how to improve on this, please add your comments!

NEXT CONCERT: Autumn Gold

2010 November Autumn Gold - Poster

With John Upperton (Tenor) and Gerard Delrez (Bass). Saturday 20th November 7 45 pm St. Martin’s Church. Tickets £10 and £8 concessions, Children under 16 free.

Please download a poster, print it out and display it in your window.

Listen to Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass on Deezer.

Buy Gounod’s St Cecilia Mass on Amazon.

Listen to Fauré’s Requiem on Deezer.

Buy Fauré’s Requiem on Amazon.

Forthcoming Events

18th November

Come and join us for the Christmas Lights Switch on in Basildon Town Centre – Between 5 – 6pm – with Aled Jones

19th November

The choir will be performing for members of the Rotary Club at the  Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park with an after dinner concert.

20th November

“Autumn Gold” concert – including Faure’s “Requiem”, and “Cantique de Jean Racine” and Gounod’s “Messe Solonelle de Sainte Cecile” conducted by Stephen Hope. With John Upton (Tenor) and Gerard Delrez (Bass). Saturday 20th November 7 45 pm St. Martin’s Church. Tickets £10 and £8 concessions, Children under 16 free.

27th November

Following previous extremely enjoyable occasions the choir will be holding its annual fund-raising dinner at Pitsea Mount Community Hall. Come and enjoy good company and wonderful food. Tickets £20

Friday 17th December

BCS holds its annual Carol Concert in St. Martin’s Church at 7.45pm. Ticket prices TBC.

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