Annual Sing-In - Music for Coronations
Celebrate the coronation of King Charles III with a Right Royal Sing-In, 29 April
The Waiapu Cathedral’s annual Sing-In is a popular, fun event for singers, open to all-comers, although the ability to read a musical score is helpful. This year, the theme is thoroughly royal and an opportunity to raise our voices together in grand anthems and hymns sung at previous coronations of British monarchs! Anthony Tattersall, Director of Music at the Cathedral, will run the event with Wellingtonian Michael Fletcher playing the mighty cathedral organ.
The public concert at 4.30 – 5.30pm (please note the revised start time) will feature the music the choir has just learned. Tickets to the concert can be purchased at iTicket and there will be door sales as usual.
The concert list to tempt you –
- Handel’s Zadok the Priest and The King Shall Rejoice
- Hubert Parry’s I was Glad
- Vaughan-Williams – O Taste and See
- Stanford’s ‘Coronation Mass’ Gloria.
- Stanford – Te Deum in B flat
- S Wesley – Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace
- Handel – Hallelujah Chorus
The Waiapu Cathedral’s three previous Sing-in events have seen up to 100 singers gathering in the Cathedral to sing favourite movements from big choral works.
Singers can collect scores from 1pm on Saturday. We start with a fun vocal warm-up, before about 2 hours of practicing the music. After a sociable tea-break, the Sing-In Choir will perform a short concert starting at 4:30 pm – which your family, friends and the public can attend!
Registration – thanks to those of you who registered early via iTicket to help us plan score quantities. Other singers who still want to join in, please come and sing and you can pay on the day – we should have enough scores for everyone.