The Portrait Choir Singing Day
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23 November 2013, 10:00-15:45
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £22 (£18 concessions and Gallery Supporters)
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The Portrait Choir, 2013
Photograph by Jorge Herrera
Led by Artistic Director, Gregory Batsleer, the National Portrait Gallery’s Portrait Choir is hosting its first ever singing day. In this first event participants will explore and sing choral music closely associated to the Elizabeth I & Her People exhibition. The programme will include the exploration of the music, a performance in a Gallery space, as well as a talk from a Gallery Curator on the role of music in the Elizabethan period. The aim of the day is to provide an opportunity for singers of all voice types and abilities to get together and sing in a unique setting and learn more about the music of the period.
Some ability to read music is recommended, but is not essential. When booking please select the appropriate voice type; Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass. If you are unsure which to book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Included in the price for the day is entry to the Elizabeth I & Her People exhibition as well as a token for light refreshments.
10.00 – 10.30 - Registration.
10.30 – 12.30 - Session 1: Warm up and the sacred music of Elizabeth I’s court
12.30 – 13.15 - Lunch break
13.15 – 13.45 - Curator talk on Elizabeth I and Elizabethan music
13.45 – 15.30 - Session 2: The secular music of Elizabeth I’s court
15.30 – Performance in Gallery Space
Music to include
Tallis – If Ye Love me
Byrd – Mass for four voices
Gibbons – The Silver Swan
Byrd – Ave Verum Corpus
To find out more please visit www.npg.org.uk/theportraitchoir