Lancaster Singers’ ‘Come and Sing Day’
Saturday 13th October 2012 with Marco Fanti
In preparation for their next concert on 17th November 2012 (Duruflé’ Requiem at Lancaster Priory) Lancaster Singers held a ‘Come and Sing Day’ at the Chaplaincy Centre, Lancaster University.
They were joined by friends from the Preston Cecilian Choral Society, which is also directed by Marco Fanti, and other guests, totalling around 80 singers. The day was spilt into three sessions from 11am to 4pm. with breaks between.
Director Marco Fanti led in his customary charismatic style with exercises to improve range, intonation, expression and diction and then pressed the assembled singers through a detailed work-out of the choral passages in this music. This was demanding work, but very rewarding as singers gained confidence and reached new heights of performance – and, as always under Marco’s leadership, it was fun.
Ian Pattinson, who will be organist at the concert in November, accompanied on the piano.
This was a very worthwhile and thoroughly enjoyable event. The next ‘Come and Sing Day’ will be held on Saturday 16th February 2013 – details on this website.