EXTRA REHEARSAL CALLED!!
NEXT WEDNESDAY, 7:00 p.m.
Please forgive the short notice, but an extra and very important rehearsal has been called for next Wednesday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m. Adrian Partington (see biography below) will be in town from England to lead our rehearsal on Tuesday, June 6, and needs an additional opportunity. Please do everything you can to attend both rehearsals next week. Thanks!
ENGLAND TOUR SCHEDULE
Regular Rehearsals (UH)
Tuesdays, June 6 - June 27, 7:00 p.m.
Special Rehearsals (UH)
Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 17, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Wednesday, July 5, 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 6, 7:00 p.m.
(no rehearsal Tuesday, July 4)
England Tour, July 8 - 17
Interested in seeing our trip itinerary on-line? Log on to www.acfea.com and click on “Worldclass.” The code is “nh070800”, and the password is “acfea”. This itinerary was to have been updated over the weekend, but at last check was not. When it is updated, it should include phone numbers of hotels and other important information. There has been one significant change to the itinerary, and that is the location of the second Carmina Burana concert (on July 12). We will perform in a cathedral in Malvern instead of a concert hall in Oxford. We will still spend time in Oxford on July 12.
ADRIAN PARTINGTON is one of Britain’s leading chorus masters, who also enjoys high-profile parallel careers as concert organist, and piano accompanist. He sang as a boy chorister at Worcester Cathedral, and was later Organ Scholar at the Queen’s Free Chapel of St. George in Windsor Castle, where he accompanied many State occasions. Whilst still a teenager, he became Organ Scholar at King’s College Cambridge, where he accompanied the famous College Choir on recordings, concert tours, and the famous service of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve, which is broadcast throughout the world each year. On graduating, Adrian returned to Worcester Cathedral ,where he was organist for the oldest music festival in the world, the Three Choirs Festival, and continued his career as a concert organist, playing throughout Europe and Australia, in addition to five tours in the USA. He has made nine CDs, featuring German and English Romantic Music. Adrian now concentrates on choral conducting, and he holds a number of high profile positions, including Artistic Director of the BBC National Chorus of Wales, Associate Conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus, Conductor of the CBSO Youth Chorus, and Conductor of the Choir of the English Symphony Orchestra. He also directs the Chorus of the Welsh College of Music and Drama; and later this year becomes Conductor of the Bristol Choral Society and the Guildhall School of Music Chorus in London. Adrian is in demand as a freelance conductor with both choruses and orchestras. He is a regular guest conductor of the BBC Symphony Chorus, the Philharmonia Chorus, the London Symphony Chorus, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the English Symphony Orchestra. Adrian has prepared choruses for some of Europe’s great conductors, including Abbado, Haitink, Rattle and Tortelier. When he has the time, he also enjoys accompanying song recitals by some of Britain’s leading singers, especially the great Scottish Bass-Baritone, Donald Maxwell. He is the proud father of four children. He, his wife Clare and family live in the depths of the English countryside in the Wye Valley, Herefordshire.