AURIGA CAPELLA


 

 



Click to hear some songs that Auriga Capella have recorded. 


To join the choir:


CONTACT

Mary Nicholson
Riverside Singing Studio
51 Northgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9AU 
email:singing.lessons@live.com 


The choir, Auriga Capella sing and perform a wide variety of music, from baroque to contemporary.

Originally formed in 2002 as a youth choir, the average age of the membership is 
now about 25, maintaining a fresh and vibrant sound.

The choir's main rehearsal is held on Wednesday from 6.00-7.15.

There is also a catch-up rehearsal held every alternate Sunday from 4.00pm. 
 This is for members who are either unable to attend the Wednesday rehearsal, 
or would like extra input.

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A RECORDING OF 

PERGOLESI'S  STABAT MATER

 

created by

AURIGA CAPELLA WITH MEMBERS OF 

NORWICH BAROQUE  

at 

THE OLD GRANARY STUDIO

on

SUNDAY 2.30 MARCH 27th 

2016   

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SOME PAST CONCERTS AND EVENTS

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TOSCA 

at

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE  

 FRIDAY JANUARY 8th

2016

 A VIDEO OF OUR VISIT.

 


AURIGA CAPELLA 

travelled to London to the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

They saw Puccini's opera Tosca.

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Auriga Capella viewed the opera from the luxury of two boxes on the
Donald Gordon Grand Tier.

 

 

                  

 

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CHRISTMAS 2015

CAROLS AT  

STRANGERS HALL NORWICH

DECEMBER 19th 2015

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

  

 

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CHRISTMAS CAROLS AT THE ROYAL ARCADE

 

  

Auriga Capella were collecting for the Beccles based charity:

The School for Peace - Ecole de la Paix.

  

 

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OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH

LOWESTOFT 

NOVEMBER 29th 

Vetta Wise invited Auriga Capella to perform in

 'Beautiful Baroque'

 with the Pakefield Singers

 

 

 

The Pakefield Singers performed the Bach Cantata 140 'Wachet auf'.

Auriga Capella performed Monteverdi's Scherzi Musicali.  

 

 

The Pakefield Singers and Auriga Capella 

then joined forces to perform 

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 OLD TIME MUSIC HALL

BECCLES

The Canope Theatre

September 12th

 

 

At this concert Auriga Capella sang 

'It's my Party' a medley arranged by Greg Gilpin and 

Chattanooga Choo Choo.


The Old Time Music Hall raised £1,095 

for 

The School for Peace-Ecole de la Paix.

 

 

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ST BENET'S MINSTER 

BECCLES

MAY13th 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auriga Capella Perform two duets from 

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

and 

Monteverdi's Scherzi Musicali

 

 

 

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 SUMMER 2014 

 In the sun the river Waveney.

 

                     

 

 

 

 

       

 

 


 

 

 


        

 

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NORFOLK COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL 


'Outstanding Performance'  



 

Auriga Capella was awarded an 'Outstanding Performance' (the highest category) for their entry in the NORFOLK COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL.

The choir sang:

 'Stabat Mater dolorosa' by Pergolesi.

'Sure on this shining night' by Samuel Barber.

'Cripple Creek' a traditional American fiddle song. 

Adjudicator, Sue Nicholls, described the choir's performance as exceptional, both artistically and technically. 

She commented that she "Really enjoyed the harmonic 'clashes' in the Pergolesi and that there was strong rapport between conductor and ensemble.  The balance was well matched between parts and the singers really listened to each other. The phrase endings were very accurate, with regard to the final consonants.  

She also said that the choir had consummate poise." 

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 VISIT TO

THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN.

 

 


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A CONCERT

 In memory of Olive Shorten

THE ASSEMBLY HOUSE


Theatre Street

Norwich

Norfolk
 NR2 1RQ

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'SINGATHON' 



Saturday, September 29th at 3.00

at 

All Saints Church,

Bell Lane,

Salhouse,

Norfolk, NR13 6RR

The choir sang as part of a 24 hour 'Singathon' at All Saints church.

After the 'Singathon' there was canoeing and a picnic on Salhouse Broad.

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END OF TERM PUPILS CONCERT

AT THE ANTEROS ARTS FOUNDATION


Music Room
The King of Hearts

7- 9 Fye Bridge Street

Norwich
 NR3 1LJ

 Below: pupils who sang at this term's summer concert held at the

King of Hearts, in Norwich.



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NORFOLK COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL 

This term Auriga Capella were entered for the Vocal Ensemble Class at the Norfolk County Music Festival.  The choir had prepared three songs by Stephen Sondheim for their performance. 

The adjudicator, Lin Marsh commented that the choir had a beautiful tone with clear articulation and accomplished singing.  "Blend is so good - real ensemble sense - good listening"  They were awarded 'Highly Commended Performance'.

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ST BENET'S SCHOOL FOR PEACE -
L'ECOLE DE LA PAIX ST BENOIT  

 

Auriga Capella attended a talk given by Ian Bauers and Mary Ellwood about the "St Benet's School of Peace" in the Congo.

The talk explained some of wonderful work being done by the Congolese order; The Sisters of St. Joseph.  This small order of sisters run a most impressive range of projects in Congo.

 The 'St. Benet's School For Peace' was opened in September, 2005, initially for nursery age children (4 to 6 years old). A year later as the nursery children moved up into Primary 1, a new intake of nursery children were enrolled. The population of the village has been dramatically increased following a large influx of refugee families from the north and east of the country which is still in the hands of rival warlords.

This village previously had no school, meaning that, until the school opened, about 1,500 children had no access to local education. 

The choir are helping to sponsor the education of a pupil at the school.

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MOMENTS IN THE SUN 

Auriga Capella recently made the recording "Moments in the sun" .


An example from the album of Auriga Capella singing

Chattanooga Choo Choo

To purchase a CD please contact the choir director,

Mary Nicholson at: 
email:singing.lessons@live.com 

Sales of the CD are donated to the charity "St Benet's School for Peace".

The Beccles based charity "St Benet's School for Peace" gives assistance and educational opportunities to young people in Chamalale in Southern Congo.  

CDs are £5.00 each

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CHRISTMAS 

 COLLECTING FOR THE ST BENET'S 'SCHOOL OF PEACE'.

        Auriga Capella sing Christmas carols at Tesco in Beccles.

They raised £233.50p in order to support the
School for Peace in the Congo and to sponsor the education of a child at the school .

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LIGHTS ON IN BUNGAY 

Auriga Capella sing Christmas Carols under the Buttercross.

                      

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A DAY OUT AT THE BERGH APTON SCULPTURE TRAIL

2012

   

Six members of Auriga Capella at the  

The choir gave two performances.  The first at the Bergh Apton Church, St Peter and St Paul,  and the second at Bergh Apton Hall.  

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NORFOLK COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL

2012

Outstanding Performance

 

Auriga Capella was awarded an 'Outstanding Performance' (the highest category) for their entry in the NORFOLK COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL.

Adjudicator, Lin Marsh, described their performance as exceptional, both artistically and technically. 

The first song, sung 'a cappella', was the Hebridean folk song, An Eriskay love lilt
Lin March commented that the performance had a beautiful opening with some strong ensemble work and lovely solo singing (Lily-Jane).  Dynamics were very effective, with a lovely ending.

This was followed by California Dreamin', by the Mamas and Papas. 
The vocal performance was considered authentic in style, tone and note approach. 'Parts very secure and balance excellent.  Such a unified sound.  You show great vocal control'.

Mississippi mud written in 1927 by Harry Barris and James Cavanaugh was the choir's final item.
Lin March described the performance as 'Rhythmic, fun, and accurate.  The musical staging worked beautifully, never getting in the way of vocal quality'.

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