Open Rehearsals give a sneak-peak. This is not a full concert. You'll experience just what it takes to create a professional choral performance in the company of one of the UK's leading chamber choirs, The Elysian Singers, and some of the music that they will be performing during the evening concert.
In addition, you'll gain a fascinating insight into how two experienced musicians work together. These include leading conductor Sam Laughton and international cellist, Amy Norrington.
The rehearsal will take place in Dore Abbey, starting at 10.30am.
The less formal nature of an open rehearsal makes it an ideal opportunity to bring all the family. It offers a chance to introduce younger family members to live music. Also the freedom to leave if the need arises. Finally, if the weather's nice, why not bring a picnic and enjoy the wonderful abbey grounds.
JS Bach Cantata No.112 ‘Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt’
Joseph Haydn Cello Concerto No.1
John Tavener Svyati
Joseph Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai
Attending Open Rehearsals
We’re delighted to be able to give audience members the opportunity to attend this rehearsal; however, please remember that, as it is a working rehearsal, it is important that the performers are not distracted. We ask that all audience members ensure that they don’t make any noise, including applause, during the rehearsal.
Please be aware that you may not hear every piece planned for the evening concert. It may also not be possible to hear everything the conductor says.
Rehearsals are scheduled to last for 3.5 hours, including a mid-session break. If you arrive late, you may not be able to enter the Abbey until there is a break. Rehearsals may finish early at the discretion of the conductor without notice.
Video/audio recording and photography are strictly forbidden.