Singing Day

Buxton Musical Society's first ever Singing Day

Come a joing us in Buxton to sing Mozart's Requiem Mass in our first singing day. The workshop rehearsals will be led by Philip Cartledge and will be followed by a performance in the early evening. During breaks in rehearsal there will be opportunities to explore Buxton either on your own or as part of a guided tour of the heritage that existed in Mozart's day and thereafter.

You can apply online for tickets HERE

Please note:

  • Our Librarian has unfortunately been unable to source sufficient numbers of the Barenreiter edition of Mozart Requiem.  Therefore we will use the Novello or New Novello editions instead.  Both Barenreiter and Novello are of the traditional Sussmayr version but page numbers etc. are different and so a mixture of the two won’t work.  Library copies of the Novello edition will be available on the day for you to use, at no further cost.
  • The Singing Day ends with a ‘concert performance’ of Mozart Requiem at 5 o’clock.  There’ll be no ‘concert dress’ or formality.  Please wear whatever you like for the whole day.
  • There’ll be a longish break for tenors and basses from 10.45 until 12.00 and for sopranos and altos from 11.45 until the lunch break at 1 o’clock.  During those breaks we hope you’ll join us for a walk to admire some of Buxton’s architectural masterpieces.  As you may know, The Crescent, Grade I listed, is currently undergoing a multi-million pound restoration.  Work on the adjacent Pump Room is now complete and we hope to include a look inside during your tour.  Weather permitting, we’ll go on to see the Grade II listed Dome, take a peek in the famous Opera House and return via the Pavilion Gardens.  Alternatively, you may wish to board the Olde Buxton Tram for a tour of Buxton Heritage (at additional cost) or simply do your own thing.  Shoppers will enjoy the Market which will be in full swing outside the Church, and Potter’s and/or the shops in the Cavendish Arcade, situated at the bottom of the hill on Terrace Road, are well worth a visit.
  • Feel free to bring your own lunch to eat in the building.  Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available.  Alternatively there are several cafes and hostelries in close proximity to the Methodist Church.