Petersfeld Musical Festival: Annual Choral Workshop – Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise

25 September 2021 10.00 am–4.30 pm
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Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise is a joyous work written as a celebration. The original occasion in 1840 was the 400th anniversary of Gutenberg’s invention of the printing press, but the life-affirming Biblical texts and Mendelssohn’s uplifting music are universal, with tuneful, approachable choruses expressing the central theme of the piece – ‘The night is departing, the day is approaching’.

The work is scheduled for the closing concert of the 2022 Petersfield Musical Festival, and this open singing day will launch rehearsals leading up to the performance in March.

Paul Spicer is one of today’s most distinguished choral conductors and is in great demand for his inspirational choral workshops. He conducts the Birmingham Bach Choir, is founder- director of the acclaimed Finzi Singers, and is Professor of Choral Conducting at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He is a composer, writer and broadcaster, and a leading authority on twentieth-century British music. Paul has been Resident Conductor at Petersfield Musical Festival since 2005.

Covid security. The event will be risk-assessed and held in accordance with regulations in force at the time. Further information will be sent to ticket-holders in advance of the day if needed. All details in this leaflet are as at the time of printing, but subject to change or cancellation if necessary.

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