Friday, April 03, 2009

Come and crucify Stainer

OK, I know t'InterWeb is global, but if anyone reading this is local to the west central belt of Scotland, sings, and fancies a go at the cheesy but strangely excellent Crucifixion by Sir John Stainer, then you could probably do worse than come along to Thomas Coats Memorial Church in the High Street in Paisley on Good Friday where there will be a Come and Sing The Crucifixion event happening as a fund raising exercise.

The choir rehearsal is from 3.30pm until 6pm, and tickets for that cost only £3 (or £5 including a copyright-free version of the score to use - not the Novello edition).

Or if you don't sing, but fancy listening, you could come along to hear the performance at 7pm that evening. Tickets for audience members are only £5 (£3 concession). And you probably still have to be fairly local to make it a realistic proposition!

Further information and a booking form for singers can be obtained from Matt Edwards, the conductor, who is the director of music at Thomas Coats Memorial church.

And I should mention that it's a particularly fine building, and well worth visiting for architectural reasons alone!

Why not give it a go? I'll certainly be there.


  1. Wish I could be there. Looks like an excellent choice of local soloists.

  2. Too far for me. Many a long year since I have sung or conducted this.