Monthly Archives: January 2016

Lauridsen’s Lux aeterna

The Renaissance Choir will be performing Lauridsen’s Lux aeterna on 27 February 2016 in Petersfield. When the Renaissance Choir first performed it, it was virtually unknown in the UK. Visit concert page. Lux aeterna, written in 1997, is a series of sacred motets. It is a requiem, but unlike the better-known requiems by the likes of… [Read More]

Tips to avoid vocal tiredness

Susan Yarnall-Monks, one of the Sopranos in the Renaissance Choir, has written an excellent blog entitled “Singunique” which we’d like to recommend: http://singunique.com. Here are her ten tips to avoid vocal tiredness: 1) Keep body balanced, shoulder points, hips and ankles in line (in rehearsal breaks, bend over and stretch and then build vertebrae up) –… [Read More]

‘Words and music’ in Portsmouth on 25 February 2016

In April 2016 there will be celebrations in both England and Spain of two of their greatest writers. Shakespeare and Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, who died within ten days of each other in that month. To mark this 400th anniversary, Raymond Calcraft, founder of the Renaissance Choir and former head of Spanish at… [Read More]

Preview of “Road to Calvary” in Petersfield, 27 February 2016

As the first of our 40th anniversary celebrations, we are singing some lenten music. View our concert page. Some notes from our MD, Peter Gambie: 2016 sees the 40th anniversary of The Renaissance Choir and the year brims with delectable music which encapsulates the choir’s successes over the decades. The choir has tackled many of… [Read More]