Join us this Easter to sing The Crucifixion by John Stainer, led by our Choral Director, Andrew Hopwood and accompanied by Julian Elloway.
Provisional timetable for the day:
10.00am Registration at The Beacon Hall in The Painswick Centre.
10.30am Morning rehearsal
11.30am Tea break and short talk by Julian Elloway on ‘The Writing and Publishing of Stainer’s Crucifixion’.
12.00 noon Rehearsal
2.00pm Afternoon rehearsal in St. Mary’s Church
3.30pm Tea and cake
4.00pm Informal performance
Tickets are available here priced £20 (£10 for THS members) to include score hire (if required*), morning hot drinks and biscuits and afternoon hot drinks and cake. We would recommend bringing a packed lunch, however there are several cafés and pubs nearby as well as a small grocery store.
*If you would like to bring your own score we will be using the Novello version.
Entry to the afternoon performance is free with a retiring collection for charity.
Andrew Hopwood – Conductor
Andrew spent 20 years singing in opera before turning to teaching voice. However, like many of his generation his singing started as a Parish Church choir boy. He participated in Royal School of Church Music courses and it was via the RSCM and its cathedral courses that Andrew was inspired to sing as a career.
In the early days he became a lay clerk and has trained several church choirs. The singing of choral church music combined with his time in opera and now working and coaching singers of musical theatre and even rock music, gives Andrew a wide and deep experience of helping singers get the best out of their voice.
Julian Elloway – Accompanist
Julian Elloway studied piano in Oxford with Lucy Van-Jung Page, at the Guildhall School of Music with Cimbro Martin, and subsequently specialised in piano accompaniment with Paul Hamburger. Julian was also organ scholar at Sussex University. He worked in Brighton as keyboard player, choir conductor and répétiteur, and subsequently moved to Oxfordshire to be Senior Music Editor and Manager of the Music Department at Oxford University Press.
At OUP, he worked with contemporary composers, overseeing their music from composition to publication. He also commissioned new editions of many classic works from the choral society repertoire and worked with scholars on new understandings of composers’ original intentions.
Julian now lives in Minchinhampton, where he works as a freelance musician and editor.
Directions and parking
Parking at the Painswick Centre is very limited. There is free parking at Stamages Lane car park (a short level walk through the churchyard & village to the Centre) or on-street parking. If parking in the village please be considerate of other vehicles, residents and pavement users.