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. Currently available episodes are listed below, and you can listen to each of them by clicking on the links.
BBC Bingham: Episode nineteen – 13th January 2021, ‘Me and my choirs’ – Peter Iley in converstion with our Chairman Richard Joyner.
Peter Iley (Tenor) talks about being a choral singer for seventy years, having sung in at least 18 choirs.
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.
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.
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.
Here is our first attempt at a video substitute for rehearsals. I hope you enjoy it.