Had this forwarded to me if anyone is interested:
The Come and Sing for the Disaster Appeal will definitely take place on
Sunday January 16th in Great St. Mary's between 2.00 and 5.30. The
programme will be the Vivaldi Gloria, Mozart's Ave Verum, and excerpts from
Messiah (mainly Part 1, with some other choruses). There will be a flat
rate £5 participation/admission charge, but there will be collecting
for donations at the end of the performance. We are arranging for a
representative from one of the charities to come and make a brief appeal
We need to involve as many singers/choirs as we possibly can. GSM holds up
to 1500 people, and it would great to try and at least fill the downstairs
area with singers. The Cambridge Sinfonia is providing the orchestra.
Please can you spread the word as widely as you possible immediately, and
encourage people to come and listen even if they are not singers. We shall
be contacting all the choirs that we can think of within the Cambridge area
and beyond, so any contact details/email addresses would be helpful.
It would also be good to get the information to schools and churches.
Singers are asked to bring their own copies (and spares if they have them)
if at all possible, but we shall need to provide music, so if you know of
any sources of vocal scores of Messiah and the Vivaldi (any edition) could
you let me know. The Mozart I can provide, but any other source of large
numbers of copies would be helpful.
Christopher Brown - email: [email protected]