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Play & Sing Events

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Every year, we welcome over 100 musicians to play and sing with Spires Music as we learn a work from scratch in just one day. We rehearse during the morning and afternoon and then, under the guidance of Chorus Director Jack Lovell-Huckle, both the Orchestra and Chorus come together in an informal performance for our friends and family. We've previously tackled works including Brahms' A German Requiem, Handel's Messiah and Schubert's Mass in Ab.

Play & Sing Day: 17 June 2023
Mozart's Requiem

On Saturday 17 June, Spires Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra will be hosting a
Summer Play and Sing day, exploring Mozart’s beautiful Requiem. Do join us.
Our conductor will be Jack Lovell-Huckle, Spires Chorus Director and current CBSO
Assistant Conductor. The orchestra will be led by our professional leader, Alistair
Registration is from 9:30am, rehearsals starting at 10am.

Day places: £20 (students £5)
The day will end with an informal run through at 4:30pm and we welcome anyone to
come and be our audience, free of charge.
Tea/Coffee will be available during regular breaks for a small charge. Please bring
some lunch. Our now famous afternoon teas will be provided as usual before the final
informal performance.
All we ask is that instrumentalists bring a music stand. Vocal and orchestral scores are
available on the day (Barenreiter, completed by Franz Xaver Sussmayr) with a
returnable deposit £10. Orchestral practice parts are available in advance.
The venue is United Reformed Church, 83 Baginton Rd, Coventry, CV3 6FP where there
is ample free parking and easy access.

Please register and purchase your day ticket in advance at


Book Play and Sing Tickets here

For more information, please contact Penny Turnbull

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