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"Oswestry choir hops border to rehearse under Welsh lockdown laws"

We continue to push up to the limits of what is allowed us during the pandemic, and we hopped over the border into Wales on Tuesday evening (4th June) for our first rehearsal together since last Summer.

Well, not all together. Due to the restriction to 15, we divided the choir in half for two separate 40 minute rehearsals.

We were able to sing indoors, which was a great advantage. It was fabulous to be back singing together, and looking forward to being able to continue rehearsing in person each week as we practice for our first public singing of this year in June.

Click the photo for the full article in the Shropshire Star.

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Cantiones is a mixed-voice chamber choir of enthusiastic singers, based in the Shropshire Market Town of Oswestry.

The choir performs three main concerts per year, and under the baton of Musical Director Martin Bussey, work hard to maintain a high standard of performance.

The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings in Oswestry.

We are regularly accompanied in rehearsals by our former musical director, of 17 years Gerry Howe who is also organist at St Oswalds and the well known Oswestry musician and former MD Chris Symons accompanies us in performance. The choir normally performs one or two substantive concerts a year and a popular carol concert at Christmas. The repertoire includes both sacred and secular music from the 16th to 20th century performed in up to 8 parts.

Vivaldi - Gloria First Movement

St Giles' Parish Church, Wrexham 2014

Forthcoming Planned Events

Tuesday 25 May 2021

“Rutter Workshop”

Monday 21st June 2021

Making Music Day - Sing in the Park

Saturday 3rd July 2021

Summer Concert

Saturday 25th September 2021

"Come and Sing"

Sunday 7th November 3.30pm

Remembrance concert

Saturday 11th December 2021

Christmas Concert

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