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Coro Nuovo Newsletter - Issue 9 July 2017
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WELCOME
Dear Coro members and choir friends,

Only a few days now until our Shakespeare 400 concert on Sunday 17th July with only one rehearsal to go! A limited number of tickets are still available; click here for details how to get yours.

As I have written previously, the Shakespeare 400 concert is a fabulous opportunity to celebrate in a unique musical way, the legacy of arguably England's greatest playwright. The programme which our Music Director has selected is wide ranging, so something for everyone's tastes!

The 17th July concert will also include the finals of our inaugural Young Musician's Competition.  We have four extremely talented musicians - all with a Sussex connection - who will be performing on the night and the winner will receive a bursary from Coro Nuovo to help with their studies.

Kate Kent
Chair of Coro Nuovo
Shakespeare 400 Concert - 17 July 2016
The concert is taking place at 7.30pm on Sunday 17th July in the Ascension Church, Vale Road, Haywards Heath and includes music across five centuries - ranging from Thomas Tallis to Leonard Bernstein.

As with our recent concerts this will be an audio visual experience, to show how the music ties in with Shakespeare's plays and sonnets.  The concert will also include some Shakespeare readings by member Vivienne Carlton and during the interval there is a small exhibition of Shakespearian character costumes sketched by choir member Jan White.

Tickets are £15.00 (standard) and £12.50 (concessions) and can be obtained by calling 07740 946276, emailing tickets@coronuovo.org.uk or online through http://coronuovo.org.uk/ticket-purchase/
Young Musician Competition - Sunday 17th July
Coro Nuovo is offering an annual bursary to a young talented Sussex musician aged 17 to 25 who is about to go to, or is currently studying at a recognised music Conservatoire. This bursary is intended to go towards supporting their musical studies.

Of the many applicants we received, the four who have made it through to the final at Coro Nuovo's 17th July concert are in alphabetical order:

   Gideon Brooks (trumpet)
   Oliver Brooks (tuba)
   Hannah Corcoran (saxophone)
   Rebekah Smith (soprano)


The panel selecting the Young Musician on the 17th July 2016 is: Dame Jo Barstow (President Coro Nuovo), Gareth Hancock (Conductor, Musician and Coro Nuovo accompanist) Kate Kent (Chair, Coro Nuovo),and Susannah Hodgson (Coro Nuovo Choir Member).

Audience members will also have the opportunity to provide some advice to the panel through an audience vote!
UPDATES
Classical Concert in Support of St Peter & St James Hospice - This concert is being organised by Coro's Patron - Mike Lavelle - and will take place on Saturday 16th July 2016 at 4pm, Brook Barn, Scaynes Hill. The concert will take place in the house, and doors will be open from 3.30pm. There is an opportunity to picnic in the garden after the concert, weather permitting.  Bring your own picnic! Numbers are limited to 70 people, and tickets cost £20 each. This includes a complimentary glass of wine. All the proceeds will go to St Peter and St James’ Hospice, which is heavily dependent on charitable donations. There will be a mixture of vocal and instrumental music, and this year we have 3 singers, Olivia Bell, soprano, Lawrence Olsworth-Peter, tenor, and Stephen Hawksley, bass. The programme is likely to include works by Bach, Debussy, Enesco and Farrenc.  Send cheques for tickets payable to St Peters and St James’ Hospice to Mike Lavelle, Brook Barn, Ham Lane, Scaynes Hill RH17 7PR.
 
Echoing Air - a professional early music vocal ensemble with baroque instruments www.echoingair.org - are coming back to the UK this summer all the way from Indianapolis, USA.  Don’t miss this opportunity to experience baroque music at its best!!  The concert will be on Wednesday, 17th August 2016, 7.30pm at St. John the Evangelist Church,  Lower Church Road, Burgess Hill.  Tickets are £12 from the Parish Office (01444 230499 or email: stjohnsbh.admin@icloud.com) or on the door. 

Celestia Concert with Katharine Collett (soprano) and Margaret Watson (harpist) is taking place between 1pm and 2pm on the 10th August at the United Reformed Church, High St, Lindfield.  The Program includes well known traditional and modern love songs. Admission and lunches are free, with any gifts towards Tiger Arts expenses.  All are welcome!

Susannah Moore, Lorna Collins and Richard Haslam (all Coro singers) gave a lunchtime recital at the beginning of June at the United Reformed Church in Lindfield.  A very responsive audience enjoyed listening to Lorna and Susannah sing some West Side Story, Ivor Novello and some opera pieces all accompanied by Richard Haslam.  What a great finisher – the Delibes Flower Duet! 
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures -  William Shakespeare / Julius Caesar.
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