Ayr Choral’s Spring Concert on 25th March 2018 which included Chichester Psalms, was part of Bernstein at 100 which is the worldwide celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer, conductor, musician and humanitarian.
Rehearsals began with a Chichester Psalms afternoon workshop on Sunday 7th January 2018 in Ayr Community Church, John Street, led by Andrew McTaggart and Ted Black. We learned about the background to the work, and Ted ensured we knew the correct Hebrew pronunciation of the texts. Continuing to pronounce correctly was a challenge. Our familiarity with the work was a great help when rehearsals began on 9th January.
We plan to arrange further workshops for future works – look out for details of opportunities to attend a taster session, or to join the choir to sing future works.