Choir - Madrigals
Rehearsals are held weekly from September to July, with occasional breaks, and take place in the Griffiths Room, Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, on Mondays from 2.30 – 4.30pm.
We are a small mixed group of about fifteen singers. Now four years old, and known to ourselves as The Mad Wrigglers, we sing mainly for the pure joy of singing, although we also enjoy the occasional public performance. Last year we joined the main choir for three events contributing items as diverse as “Though Amaryllis dance” (Willian Byrd), “The Bee” (Frank Bridge) and a beautiful arrangement by Jim Clements of Kate Rusby’s song “Underneath the stars”.
During the year we have enjoyed expanding our repertoire to cover a wider range of styles and also attempted some much more challenging pieces. However, singing early music seems to be what we most enjoy and rehearsals usually begin or end with a madrigal or two!
Anyone interested in joining the group needs to be a reasonably good sight reader (or a very quick learner). If you would like to find out more about us please contact the Membership Secretary via the website and he will put you in touch with the group leader.
Future dates for your diary:
• Carols for All, Cheap Street Church, 2 December 2019, 11.30 – 12.30
• Abbey Festival Concert, Gransden Hall, Sherborne Girls, 5 May 2020, 11.30 – 12.30