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Let’s raise our voices together in grand anthems and hymns sung at previous coronations of British kings and queens. Expect to sing music like Handel’s Zadok the Priest and The King Shall Rejoice, Parry’s I was Glad, Vaughan-William’s O Taste and See and the Stanford Coronation Gloria. A full list of the music with links to suitable practice recordings will be available on the Waiapu Cathedral website.
The Sing-in is open to all-comers and all ages – though the ability to read a musical score is helpful. Anthony Tattersall, Director of Music at the Cathedral, will direct the event with the help of Michael Fletcher, of Wellington, who will also accompany the choir on the mighty cathedral organ, one of the largest instruments in this country.
The Waiapu Cathedral Choir’s Sing-in events over the past few years have been great fun, with up to 100 singers gathering in the Cathedral to sing favourite movements from big choral works. The 2023 event will follow the same well-tried schedule. Doors open at 1pm for the distribution of scores, introductions and a warm-up; then the music is practiced for a couple of hours. After a sociable tea-break, the Sing-in choir will perform the music they have learned in a short concert starting at 4:00 pm. Some of the items in this concert will be accompanied by the Cathedral Strings - exciting! So, tell friends and family to come along to the concert to hear you sing - entry is from $10.