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Come & Sing Day
Saturday 05 May 2018, 09:30 - 17:00

Calling all Singers

Wells Cathedral Oratorio Society once again welcomes voices from Wells and surrounding areas to its annual Come & Sing day. It's a wonderful opportunity for local sopranos, altos, tenors and basses to work with one of the UK's leading conductors, Matthew Owens, and sing with members of the choir in a relaxed atmosphere

This year the chosen piece singers will rehearse and perform is Gabriel Fauré's Requiemhis setting of the shortened Catholic Mass for the Dead and the best-known of his large works. 

Fauré wrote: "Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest."

The Society will also perform this beautiful work at the 1918 – 2018 Centenary Concert for Remembrance on November 10th, along with Jonathan Dove's For an Unknown Soldier. The Oratorio Society and choristers of Wells Cathedral Choir will be accompanied by the renowned London Mozart Players and conducted by Owens at this special event. 

The Come & Sing takes place on Saturday 5th May in the Methodist Church, Wells, from 9.30am to 5pm. The day concludes with an informal performance of the Requiem at the end of the afternoon.

You can hire a score for the day (£1 plus £5 deposit) or bring your own. The OUP edition will be used. 

For more information, go to the Society's website at where you can also download the brochure and booking form, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can book online and and reserve a copy of the score at the same time - or take a chance of getting a place and score on the day.


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