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

 

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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.

BCS on Facebook!

Basildon Choral Society is now on Facebook – another great way to advertise our concerts as well as the social side of singing. Come over and “like” us! 🙂

Return to Gößweinstein

So the choir returned  to Gößweinstein and enjoyed the hospitality of Berndt and Heike in Gasthof Stern. Many fond memories for everyone – including Bryan and Claire who nearly didn’t make it home…

BCS joins Flickr

Basildon Choral Society is now on Flickr! If you’ve a picture of the choir or pictures from one of its trips you can email them to our Flickr gallery on choirpics@basildonchoral.org – alternatively, if you would rather I select a few then email me on ben@basildonchoral.org and I’ll tag them and categorise them.

Welcome to the new BCS website

Welcome to the new website for Basildon Choral Society. As you can probably tell, it is hosted on WordPress and should now be a lot more flexible for all to use. Here you’ll find out how to get in touch with choir, when the next concerts are, when the next trips are and what socials are going on. You may also stumble across tidbits of information about composers and choral music in general (not to mention the occasional recipe!).

Please look around and make yourself at home. 🙂

Ben

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