BBC: Bingham Broadcasting Corporation
In common with many other local organisations, we are currently inactive and awaiting easing of restrictions by the Government. We have plans in place for a restart in September, but we are not holding our breath.
To keep ourselves amused, we have established our own BBC (Bingham Broadcasting Corporation). Each week, on Wednesday, the BBC produces a short broadcast, which is available to all, over the internet. The programmes are listed below, and you can listen to each of them by clicking on the links.
In this episode choir members read a collection of their favourite poems, with one set to music.
A half-way house between physical and virtual rehearsals, supported by rehearsal materials which means that you can rehearse forthcoming choral works at home, at your pace, and in a way that suits you, but knowing that your choir colleagues are doing something similar, ultimately working towards joint rehearsals and a performance.
BDCS is about to launch its innovative Distance Learning Project, an initiative centred around the Folk Song Sequence composed by Guy Turner and commissioned for our Jubilee Year celebrations in 2021-22. Full details of this and of the Society’s preparations for the Jubilee are included in the 2020 Newsletter.
Guy Turner’s guest this week is current chairman of Bingham & District Choral Society, retired academic and purveyor of groanworthy jokes, Richard Joyner.
Today’s episode follows on from the variations episode last week and is an introduction to the Folk Song Sequence Guy has written for us to perform at our Jubilee Prom Concert.
This programme is a fascinating introduction to variations, and an important lead-in to next week’s programme, which will be introducing you to the Folksong Sequence commission which Guy has now completed and which we will be performing at the Jubilee Prom next year.
Richard Joyner’s guest this week is the winner of our young musician bursary and prize 2018, Emily Hodkinson.
This week Guy Turner takes us on a musical journey with the organist, teacher, conductor, and prolific composer, Eric Thiman (1900 – 1975). As The Thiman Collection’s Archivist, and previously singer in one of Thiman’s Choral Societies, Guy provides a fascinating insight into Thiman, interspersed with recordings of his works, some of which BDCS have performed.
Another fiendish lockdown musical quiz curated by Guy Turner. Trust me, the final section is impossible…….!
Richard Joyner’s guest this week is composer, diva, Assistant MD of St. Barnabas Cathedral Nottingham, Head of Singing at Repton School, recent star of Facebook, and Musical Director of Mansfield Choral Society, Ellie Martin.
This week Guy Turner looks at some of the other repertoire which we will be performing in the Jubilee Prom next year.
This week we are doing something just for fun, taking the idea from the TV panel show ‘Would I Lie To You’? You will see videos from ten people from the choir, each person will tell three short stories about themselves, two of them will be true, and one a lie.
This week Guy Turner looks forward to our future repertoire and takes us on a guided tour of Sir Edward Elgar, and the piece we selected for our November 2021 Jubilee Prom concert, The Music Makers.
Richard Joyner’s guest this week is composer, cathedral singer, quiz setter and Musical Director of BDCS, Guy Turner.
Richard Joyner’s guest this week is virtuoso keyboard player, choral conductor and BDCS accompanist Michael Overbury.
Ever wondered what its like to sing in a Cathedral Choir? Our Musical Director, Guy Turner, Decani Bass at Southwell Cathedral, gives us a behind the scenes view of this ancient practice.
This week a quiz of six rounds all about choral music. Start by clicking on Video 1 for Guy’s introduction and then work through the Quiz.
Here is our first attempt at a video substitute for rehearsals. I hope you enjoy it.