Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May 2024
Members of the Community Orchestra and Community Choir are joining forces to host a wonderful weekend of singing from scratch.
All welcome; book your tickets online below.
Conductor Alistair Justice Choir leader Chris Horrix
We are planning a varied programme of opera choruses alongside a choral work by Brahms that will be new to many and is a delight to sing. The provisional programme is as follows:
Brahms Song of Destiny
Puccini Humming Chorus
Verdi Triumphal Chorus from Aida
Verdi Brindisi from La Traviata
Verdi Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco
Sibelius Finlandia Chorus
Handel Zadok the Priest
Most of the music will be sung in English
For the concert, please wear a black or white shirt/top, and black trousers/skirt
All the music will be provided in free easy-to-read, downloadable parts (printouts will be available on request). Links to videos to support individual choral parts for most pieces will be included with performance notes.
Singer rehearsals begin on Friday 10th May at Islesburgh Centre, Lerwick, from 2–5 pm and 6-9 pm.
There is a social event at the Lerwick Boating Club from 9–11 pm.
On the day, we meet for choir practice at the Bowls Hall, Clickimin Centre, Lerwick at 9.30 am. There is a café or you can bring a packed lunch.
The orchestra joins us at 2.30 pm for a full rehearsal, with the concert starting at 7.30 pm.
All singers are welcome and we are hoping that many will join us who do not sing regularly with a choir, sing with other choral groups in Shetland or travel from further afield.
The cost of joining as a singer, including music downloads, is £20 per person.
Places for singers aged 18 or under are free and can be registered on the bookings page.
We would encourage you to book your places early to help us with the planning the event.
Concert tickets are £10 and available online or on the door.
Tickets for all 18 and under are free, but please book your place below.
The orchestra rehearsals will take place at St Columba's Church, Lerwick, as follows:
Sunday 28th April 2–4 pm
Sunday 5th May 2–4 pm
Friday 10th May 7–9 pm
followed by a social event at
Lerwick Boating Club, 9–11 pm.
The afternoon full rehearsal at the Bowls Hall, Clickimin Centre begins at 2.30 pm with the concert at 7.30 pm.
Clickimin Leisure Complex, N Lochside, Shetland, Scotland ZE1 0PJ, United Kingdom