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Musical Memories – a talk by Bryan Anderson, 25th February 2021 at 7:30pm for 7:45pm

Portishead Choral Society’s second series of Zoom talks continues with a Zoom talk on Thursday 25th February 2021 at 7:30pm for 7:45pm.

The speaker is Bryan Anderson, one of the tenors, who has had a busy life as a musician. Bryan’s title is “Musical Memories”. It is an intriguing title and I have been lucky enough to hear a snatch of Bryan’s talk. It was excellent and I look forward to hearing it all through. Please put the date in your diary.
John Turner, Chairman

Members of PCS will receive the Zoom link in an email. If you are not a member of PCS and would like to hear this talk, contact John Turner, for the link, at chairman@portisheadchoral.co.uk or call 01275 399919.

Mozart’s Requiem and the Levin completion – a talk by Lloyd Buck, 11 February 2021

Portishead Choral Society’s second series of Zoom talks starts on Thursday, February 11th at 7:30pm for 7:45pm. The speaker will be Lloyd Buck who is a busy music teacher and pianist living in the North West, who has accompanied and sung with PCS. He will present aspects of Mozart’s Requiem and the completion by Robert Levin. Lloyd writes:

It was in my singing days as a teenager with PCS that I first got to know the work through the ubiquitous Sussmayr completion. I have a particular love of Mozart’s music, although when I first encountered the Requiem, I couldn’t believe that some of it was not by Mozart. As time went on however, it became clear just how many problems there are with Sussmayr’s completion, and when I actually studied the work in detail for a performance that I was directing in Ellesmere Port, I realised just how little Mozart wrote. The completion by Robert Levin is, I believe, the most ‘Mozartean’ of all the completions currently available, and I’m sure that the members of PCS will be intrigued.

Members of PCS will receive the Zoom link in an email. If you are not a member of PCS and would like to hear this talk, contact the Chair of PCS, John Turner, for the link, (chairman@portisheadchoral.co.uk or 01275 399919)

New series of Zoom talks starts Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Portishead Choral Society’s second series of Zoom talks starts on Thursday, February 11th at 7:30pm for 7:45pm.  

Members of PCS will receive the Zoom link in an email. If you are not a member of PCS and would like to hear this talk, contact the Chair of PCS, John Turner, for the link, (chairman@portisheadchoral.co.uk or 01275 399919).

Please see further posts for details of talks.

2020 – 2021 SEASON

We have decided to cancel PCS rehearsals for the Autumn Term 2020. We do not know when they will restart but will announce the date on this website. Until then, we have arranged some talks to be given by members or friends of PCS. They will be presented on Thursday evenings at 7.45pm using Zoom.

September 17th, 7.45pm
Jonathan Palmer
“How music became my life”
Jonathan is our Musical Director

October 15th, 7.45pm
Simon Stevens
“Pottering about Palestine”
Simon visited Palestine in 2018

November 12th, 7.45pm
David Yates
“To sleep: perchance to dream”
David is one of our tenors

December 10th, 7.45pm
Katrin Kaup
“Adventssingen”

PCS members will receive a link for these talks automatically. If you are not a PCS member but would like to hear a talk or have more details of PCS, please contact our Chair, John Turner, 01275 399919