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 Come & Sing           Haydn's The Creation

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Fakenham Academy 


Fakenham Choral Society invites you to Come & Sing John Rutter's Feel the Spirit on Saturday, 15 February 2020.  


Feel the Spirit is an exuberant cycle of spirituals with very familiar tunes but set by John Rutter in a variety of ways for choir and mezzo soprano soloist. It includes deeply moving versions of ‘Steal Away’ and ‘Deep River’ and finishes with the wonderfully uplifting ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’. 


The day is aimed at encouraging all singers to come and have fun, singing and learning together and to release your musical spirit!  Those who have sung Feel the Spirit before can enjoy the experience again and help to support those new to the piece. It is great fun to sing!


We also aim to raise funds for Tapping House Hospice with singers’ and audience donations and a raffle on the day.


The morning and afternoon workshops and the early evening performance will be held at Fakenham Academy, Field Lane NR21 9QT.  We will be using the Academy’s hall together with the kitchen and canteen facilities and there is plenty of free parking. 


The day will be led by Fakenham Choral Society’s new Musical Director, Mark Jones. As a former Head of Music at Gresham's School and of Gresham's Choral Society he will be a familiar face to many local singers.  The performance will be with the mezzo soprano soloist Rosamund Walton and a small band of instrumentalists to give the right atmosphere to this delightful work.   


Timetable for the day:

  • Registration/ coffee:  from 9.45am  

  • Morning workshop: 10.30am – 12.30/1pm approx. with a short mid morning coffee break

  • Lunch break 12.30/1pm – 2pm.

  • Afternoon workshop: 2pm – 4 pm approx with a short tea break

  • Performance: 5pm.  (approx 45 minutes).


Please encourage your family and friends to come along to hear results of our day’s work and to support Tapping House.  


Everyone is welcome, whether you sing regularly or, perhaps, wish to return to singing after a break. The registration fee for the day is £15 or £5 for students under 21. Scores will be available to borrow. If you wish us to reserve one for you please indicate this on the registration form.      


The deadline for registrations is Monday 11 February 2019.