Wanted: Wadham musicians

27th November 2013

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We’re seeking Wadham musicians to perform in a College-wide performance of Fauré’s Requiem on the evening of Thursday 6 March in the Holywell Music Room.

  • Gabriel Fauré byJohn Singer Sargent

    Gabriel Fauré byJohn Singer Sargent via Wikimedia Commons

  • Director of Choral Music, Katharine Pardee

    Director of Choral Music, Katharine Pardee

This 2014 Warden’s Concert is being organised by Wadham’s Director of Chapel Music, Dr Katharine Pardee.

Katie is looking for orchestral players and singers to take part in the performance of this sumptuous piece, with rehearsals taking place after dinner on the four Thursday evenings in the run up to the performance on 6 March 2014.

Wadham Chapel Choir will form the backbone of the choral singers, but further singers are needed, particularly soprano and baritone soloists. And to form the orchestra, Katie is looking for strings (particularly violas, cellos, and basses), woodwinds, brass, and timpani.

The last Warden’s Concert, a performance of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, took place at the College some five years ago. According to Katie: “It was wonderful to see the way the rehearsals and performance brought people from all over the College together. What is amazing is the amount of talent in this very College. I have already been contacted by some extremely gifted musicians who are hoping to take part…and I hope to hear from more, alumni included.”

For more information and/or to signal your interest, please contact Dr Katharine Pardee, Director of Chapel Music, Wadham: katharine.pardee@wadh.ox.ac.uk

Rehearsal/performance dates

CHORAL REHEARSALS: in the Wadham Antechapel, 8pm:
Thursdays 6, 13, 20 February; Dress rehearsal 27 Feb. in the Holywell Room.

ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS: in the Holywell Room, 8pm--*NB the date of the first one* Thurs 30 January, then 13, 20, and 27 February.

PERFORMANCE: 8.45pm (please note the starting time), Thursday 6 March, Holywell Room.

(The late start time is to make sure that everyone--including the audience-- has a chance to enjoy dinner beforehand).