Our First 2020 Performance – Advance Notice – Update plus Rehearsal Resources

This is a JPG copy of the flyer promoting our January 2020 concert which was handed to members earlier this week (on Wednesday 11th December 2019). You should be able to drag this from the web to your computer desktops and print further copies if needed.

(PLEASE NOTE – There have been three changes to the performer list as shown in the flyer below. The tenor soloist is now Peter Wilman, Olivia Gomez is the Mezzo Soprano and Benjamin Teague will be performing Continuo during the concert.)


It’s time to start updating information on our website so do please check what’s here on a regular basis.

Our Winter Concert, first concert in 2020, will be on Saturday January 18th. The first rehearsal for this concert will be on Wednesday September 11th 2019.

Here are two works to be performed:

Handel Israel in Egypt Part 1 and Mozart Great Mass in C Minor K427
Canton Chorus has now been awarded a Lottery Fund Grant for this first 2020 performance, as notified to us by Tŷ Cerdd – Music Centre Wales. More about this in due course.
Our director/conductor John Abraham has updated the schedule of rehearsal dates and which chorus pages we will be practising between 13/11/19 and 15/01/2020.

Autumn 2019 Schedule


NB – in Mozart we are only performing pages 1-78 and 111-134

in Handel we are performing pages 1-48 and 64-67


Rehearsal dates                   Pages

13/11/2019                         Mozart 111-121

20/11/2019                         Handel 1-14, Mozart 1-15

27/11/2019                         Handel 18-33, Mozart 22-24 & 30-38

04/12/2019                         Handel 34-48, Mozart 48-60

11/12/2019                         Handel 64-67, Mozart 61-73

18/12/2019                         Run Through

25/12/2019                         XMAS BREAK

01/01/2020                         XMAS BREAK

08/01/2020                         Priorities from Run Through

15/01/2020                         Finishing Touches


There are some free online resources for our latest pieces:


Händel – Israel in Egypt is on Choralia website (plays electronic voices, so has words); donations are encouraged, in order for them to avoid having adverts to bring in income:


or on Cyberbass website (electronic music, no words): http://cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Handel_GF/handel_Israel_in_Egypt.htm



Mozart Mass in C minor KV427 (NB we are using Breitkopf edition … there may well be some variations from what is on our scores!) can be found on Choralia website here:


Choralia has 3 different editions, the closest to our score being Edition 3 … John has checked it & says “there are differences in the first page of the Sanctus, but the bits that are wrong are not difficult to get right”

or on Cyberbass, here:


(Cyberbass does not specify which edition the learning files are based on, so you may find some variations)


Otherwise, both pieces are available at a cost from either:


Quintus at Saffron Choral Prompt (it might be possible to order both pieces on one CD/cassette tape &/or maybe he’ll even do only the Mozart pages we’ll be singing – it’s worth asking.):


or tel. 01799 586269 or use online contact form

(£8 per work, but discounts for more than 1 work on a CD and/or multiple copies)

All voiceparts for Mozart Breitkopf (our) edition are available ‘played at the piano’, but only Alto & Tenor recordings are ‘sung at the piano’

All voiceparts for Händel are available either ‘sung’ or ‘played’


or Choraline

(different vocal lines are represented by different instruments, no words)

for a CD, you will be redirected to Presto Sheet Music (£13.99) or you can purchase ‘Easyplay’ (stream/download/app) direct from Choraline (£9.99)

We have a 10% choir discount available with Choraline (but not with Presto) for online or phone orders … please ask your part rep for details re how to access this:

Händel is at:


Mozart is at:


but NB “please note – there are some minor differences in the arrangements with the various vocal scores (Peters, Kalmus, Breitkopf, Barenreiter, OUP) primarily in the Sanctus and Osanna”

or phone 01285 644845