The
London
Sangerstevne
18-20 May 2018


Non-competitive
International
Choral
Festival


A
Philip
Norman
Music
Services
Event


Sangerstevne
Directors


Philip Norman
Mike Gahan
A Non-Competitive Festival for all Choirs, sacred or secular, large or small, singing a repertoire of their own choice
Choose any or all of the following
Friday 18 May (Fringe Concert):
During the evening of Friday 18 May, give a concert in a London church, sharing with one ot two other Sangerstevne choirs. You will have the opportunity to perform about 30 minutes music.

Saturday 19 May (MAIN FESTIVAL):
Sing in one of the main festival concerts in The National Musicians' Church, St Sepulchre-without-Newgate. (LINK). Each festival concert will include up to six choirs and conclude with a couple of festival pieces, sung by all singers. Individual choirs will have the opportunity to sing a programme lasting not more than 12 minutes.

Saturday 19 May (Fringe Concert):
During the evening of Saturday 19 May, give a concert in a London church, sharing with one or two other Sangerstevne choirs. You will have the opportunity to perform about 30 minutes music.

Sunday 20 May (Fringe Concert):
Early in the afternoon of Sunday 20 May, probably about 2.30 or 3.00pm, give a concert in a London church, sharing with one or two other Sangerstevne choirs. You will have the opportunity to perform about 30 minutes music.
How is the Sangerstevne Organised?
Each participating choir performs a programme of their own choosing lasting up to 12 minutes in one of the four festival concerts on the Saturday (unless they have chosen not to come on this day). A grand piano is available for accompaniment.

All participating choirs have the opportunity to distribute their own promotional literature.

The festival is taking place in the church. Participating choirs will have an opportunity to use the church hall for warming up purposes during the period before their own concert. For example, choirs singing in Concert 2 will be able to use the hall whilst Concert 1 is in progress.

In keeping with the Sangerstevne tradition, a simple piece will be sung at the end of each Saturday concert by all singers who want to be involved in this. These pieces will be available from a few months before the Sangerstevne and can be sent by post or downloaded from the web site.

The concerts on the Friday and Sunday will be organised in a more traditional manner.
How Much Will it Cost?
A charge of £5 per singer is being made.

Entry for audience members will be free, but there will be an ongoing collection to contribute to the cost of organising the Sangerstevne.

An entrance charge for audience members may be made at the Friday and Sunday concerts, depending on the wishes of the host churches. For singers, having paid the initial £5, there is no additional charge for singing at other concerts.
Festival Music
Most of the music sung by participating choirs is of their own choosing.

There will be four Festival Pieces. At each of the concerts two of these pieces will be sung by all singers who wish to participate in this. Nearer the time, downloadable music and rehearsal tracks will be available. This means that, even if any particular choir doesn't want to sing these pieces, individual members may study them.
More Information & REGISTER
For further information about the London Sangerstevne, please follow this LINK .

To register with the London Sangerstevne, please follow this LINK.
Contact
For all questions, please contact:

Philip Norman: +44 (0)20 8519 6491, +44 (0)7939 064 247
philip@sangerstevne.org.uk
Who's Who
Philip Norman:
Philip is a professional musician working mainly in London. You can find out more about him via this LINK.
You can find out more about the other organisations he works with from www.pnms.co.uk


Mike Gahan:
Mike, a software engineer and designer by profession, has a long history of choral singing behind him.

Christine Didelot:
Christine, who was Executive Director of the Sangerstevne, died after a short illness just a couple of days after the 2017 Sangerstevne. Although Christine had worked full time as a marketing manager in Central London, in her spare time she was a passionate and committed choral singer with a long experience of organisation and management in the arts. She brought to the Sangerstevne both her love of choral singing and her planning and project management skills. She will be missed, partly for her impeccable and reliable administration skills, but mainly for herself.
Sangerstevne 2018