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Choral Society

Author : Prue Leith
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Three single women in their fifties meet when they join a choir. Lucy, recently widowed, is a cook and food journalist; Joanna, a successful business woman, never married; Rebecca is a divorced interior decorator. Each of the women is at a crossroads and they quickly form a bond. The trio decide to combine their talents to restore a crumbling pile in Cornwall and turn it into a cookery school and spa. The project brings its own conflicts, both professional and personal. The novel's themes touch on the sustaining power of female friendship and how a woman copes with mid life and onwards. Prue's narrative voice is warm, witty, wise, very accessible. Her characters are sympathetic and engaging: very different women but each with demons to face as she gets older and confronts a future without - perhaps - a man in it. Her knowledge of food and business adds detail and zest, enriching an already compelling tale.

The Choral Society

Author : Leonard Charles Venables
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The Choral Society Classic Reprint

Author : Leonard Charles Venables
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Excerpt from The Choral Society Choral Societies may be divided into two classes; those which are corporate governed by a committee or officers appointed by the members) and those carried on at the risk and under the sole control of the conductor. The locality, object, and circumstances attending the formation of a new society can alone guide its projectors as to the basis to adopt. When the society is the outcome of Instruction Classes carried on by a teacher (either professional or amateur) the conductor will naturally wish to keep the reins of government in his own hands, asking probably for no more assistance than that of a secretary. The members of such a society, feeling indebted to their conductor for their musical training, will bow to his authority and carry out his wishes without question. The conductor will equally respect the members. He has led them from the alphabet of music to a more or less advanced stage of the art he knows of what they are capable, and he should be the best judge of the steps to take to complete the work which he began, and to the fulfilment of which he may have for years given his best energies. A conductor in this position should think carefully before launching into printed rules, elected officers, and committee. Committees who are not consulted, and officers who have no duties assigned them, resent the unreality of their position; and if the conductor be not ready to let them take their share in the management of the society, dissatisfaction or open rupture will be the result. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Life and Times of a Choral Society

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This definitive history, based on extensive archival research, explodes previous myths from the story of the choir's first 150 years. Its activities are set in the context of the social and artistic fabric of the developing city and country. The Dunedin Choral Society, which performs as City Choir Dunedin, is the second-oldest choral society in New Zealand. Being the oldest concert-giving organisation in Dunedin, it celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013. The Choral Society is a survivor. It has been through revisions, reformations, abandonments and new starts, enjoyed periods of prosperity and musical acclaim, while at times suffering financial crises, changes in musical fashion, incompetence, internal warfare, political manoeuvring, difficult external circumstances and sheer bad luck. Over and over it has risen phoenix-like from its ashes to pursue its original purpose: the performance of large-scale choral works. This book documents a heroic tale of the survival of an organisation deeply woven into the fabric of Dunedin. The Choral Society has been involved in diverse events like opening ceremonies for new buildings, royal and vice-regal visits, charitable fund-raising, victory celebrations, commemorations, exhibitions, festivals and sporting events. Its list of presidents and vice-presidents is a roll-call of some of Dunedin's most notable and prominent citizens, ardent supporters of the Society's role in the cultural life of Dunedin.

Albany Pro Musica and Catskill Choral Society Present the 20th Century Premiere of George F Bristow s the Oratorio of Daniel

Author : Albany (N.Y.) Pro Musica
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Bridge of Weir Choral Society

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Website includes choir members, committee members, future events and history of the choir, with photographs.

Edvard Grieg the Choral Music

Author : Beryl Foster
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Choral pieces form a relatively small proportion of Grieg's total output, although works such as the Album for Male Voices and the Four Psalms represent significant developments in his compositional career. In this study Beryl Foster not only provides an

The Choral Society

Author : Prue Leith
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A laugh-out-loud, feelgood novel from Great British Bake Off judge Prue Leith. 'Curl up with a cup of tea and enjoy' The Times Friendship, sex, shopping, singing - even love: life doesn't end at fifty! But Lucy, recently widowed, a food journalist who's lost her job, and Joanna, successful business woman facing a future alone, secretly fear that it might. Only much divorced Rebecca is ever confident of happiness just round the corner. The women have joined a choir for very different reasons. Lucy is obeying her bossy daughter who prescribes singing as a cure for grief. For Joanna failure is not an option and she's tackling her inability to sing a note. And Rebecca is unashamedly looking for a new mate. When these three women decide to combine their talents to turn a run-down hotel on the Cornish coast into a spa offering holiday courses, conflict is bound to result. It's clear that the choir has taught them a good deal more than how to sing...

The Exercises in the Choral Society Vocalisation Primer by J Stainer adapted and arranged for the use of choirs and classes of Female Voices by A W Marchant

Author : John Stainer
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The Choral Society of Washington D C 1883 1911

Author : Marguerite Ann Martinelli
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The Music Festival and the Choral Society in England in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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University of Dublin Tercentenary Celebrations

Author : Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Choral Society
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Choral Society Vocalisation

Author : John Stainer
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David the Shepherd Boy

Author : George Frederick Root
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Choral Societies

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Amabile Choirs of London, Canada, Auckland Choral Society, Bel Canto Singers, Boston Cecilia, Bradford Festival Choral Society, Bristol Choral Society, Canberra Choral Society, Cathedral Choral Society, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, City of Birmingham Choir, Delaware Sangerbund, Derby Choral Union, GALA Choruses, Huddersfield Choral Society, Kendal Choral Society, Leeds Festival Chorus, Mendelssohn Club, Mendelssohn Glee Club, Mormon Choral Organizations of America, Norwegian Student Choral Society, Oratorio Society of Queens, Oxford Harmonic Society, Philadelphia Gay Men's Chorus, Radcliffe Choral Society, Reading Choral Society, Royal Choral Society, San Francisco Choral Society, Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus, Singing City, Sociedad Coral de Bilbao, Southampton Philharmonic Choir, Stoughton Musical Society, Sydney University Musical Society, The Halifax Choral Society, Washington Saengerbund, Westmoreland Choral Society. Excerpt: The Leeds Festival Chorus is based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It has 170 singing members in soprano, alto, tenor and bass sections. Presenting classical choral music of a professional standard in Yorkshire and elsewhere in Britain, including at the BBC Proms and Manchester Arena, the Chorus is broadcast regularly on BBC Radio 3. The Chorus works with several orchestras, including the Halle Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic, the Northern Sinfonia, St. John's Smith Square, the Orchestra of Opera North and the English Chamber Orchestra. The Leeds Festival Chorus was first formed in 1858 (the year Queen Victoria opened the Leeds Town Hall) to sing at the first Leeds Musical Festival, and was reformed for each succeeding one. The Chorus became independent in 1985. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008 with a performance of a specially-commissioned...

Choral Society Proof

Author : Prue Leith
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Burra Choral Society

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The Music Festival and the Choral Society in England in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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The Bach Choir The First Hundred Years

Author : Basil Keen
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This study of the Bach Choir provides a much-needed overview of one of the major choral societies in London. Dr Basil Keen examines the background that led to the formation of an ad hoc body to give the first performance in England of J.S. Bach's B minor Mass. The musical and organizational effects of a permanent choral society drawn from one social group are traced during the first twenty years, after such time the pressures of social change led to a complete review followed by a restructuring of the methods of recruitment and internal organization. The rebuilding of the choir at the opening of the twentieth century, the expansion of the repertoire, the upheaval resulting from the First World War and the impact of these events on preparation and performance, are all considered. The book is essentially structured around the tenure of successive Musical Directors: Otto Goldschmidt, Charles Villiers Stanford, Walford Davies, Hugh Allen, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Adrian Boult, Reginald Jacques and David Willcocks, since their varied tastes and interests inevitably had a decisive influence on policy. Keen draws upon previously unpublished material, including minutes and correspondence of the Bach Choir, interviews with relatives and descendants, and examination of family records and correspondence. To date, there has been no survey of a major London choir that encompasses the full history of the organization in context. In this study, Dr Basil Keen provides a thorough examination of the Bach Choir, including the response of the choir to social changes; the influence of conductors and officials; changes in musical taste; relationships with composers and composition; major national and international events; and the effect of these matters on organization and repertoire.

Choral Society Vocalization

Author : J. Staines
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