Cantemus Cum Spiritu at Salisbury Cathedral 13th May 2023

Cantemus Cum Spiritu events are for advanced singers, and exist to allow people who are considered leaders within their own choirs to haveĀ  the chance to come together to sing music to a high level. It is taken as read that, if you choose to apply for a Cantemus event, you will arrive either fully prepared musically or able to sight-read the music. The expected standard is that each singer will be capable of holding their own line, without the aid of singers around them, in order that, at the start of each event, we can hit the ground running and take your singing to another level.

Cantemus Cum Spiritu exists to help singers to find the joy in church music in the hope that the experience of working with other singers of a similar level will have a knock-on effect on the health and strength of their home choirs. We start each event from the point of being confident that we know the music, so that we have the chance to really explore the music and to enable all the singers to reach their expressive potential.

We will be singing evensong at Salisbury on 13th May at 5.30pm. We will meet at 10.50 am in the nave and rehearse until 1pm. We will then rehearse from 2.30-3.30 and then 4pm until 5pm in the cathedral.

The proposed music will be as follows: Byrd Responses, there is a recording HERE Orlando Di Lasso Magnificat Sexti Toni a 8 which you can listen to HERE, & Nunc Dimittis “Se’l mio sempre per voi” & Palestrina Figlio immortal d’immortal padre which you can listen to HERE.

This music is gorgeous but really tricky so it will be essential that everyone arrives absolutely knowing all the music.

I intend to have 12 Sopranos, 8 Altos, 6 Tenors and 6 Basses.

We invite people who consider themselves qualified for this course to apply for this event. You should apply if you feel that you can learn this music, without the need to rely on other singers to support you in singing your part.

Uniform for the service will be white shirt (plain, with collar and long sleeves, tucked in), black skirt (of at least knee length) or trousers, plain black tie for the men, black shoes.

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