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London’s Favourite Night of Renaissance Motets & Booze!™ is taking the singing & drinking phenomenon to the nation!
Following requests from singers outside of London, we are finally spreading the love more widely and will be visiting several new locations over the coming months.
After the hugely successful events in Sheffield and Manchester, we're now heading to the Land of Song itself to put on a session in Cardiff!
Join us at The Rummer Tavern for some boozed up motets and chansons of yestercentury!
Places are limited so don't delay - sign up now for what should be a great afternoon of music making. (NB please read the FAQs below before booking.)
(Have a listen to this to find out what we're all about: https://soundcloud.com/user-723076806/pdtp-meet-my-choir)
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Over 18s only, please. Not because it's rude (although to be fair some of our madrigals can be a bit racy) but because it's in a pub.
Do I need to be able to read music to take part?
You do need to be a reasonably confident sight singer to get the most out of the evening. However, anyone who just wants to come along to listen and socialise is also very welcome.
Do you provide print-outs of the sheet music?
No, only the links to the sheet music, which will be made available 2 or 3 days before the event; you need to print out the pages yourself or better yet, save them to a tablet and do the planet a favour.
My voice section appears to be sold out; why is that and can I just book in under another section?
Some voices appear to be extremely attracted to the idea of drinking while singing (yes, altos, we are indeed looking at you), which means that they get booked up first. However, it's really important that we keep the right balance of voices on the night so please do not book another voice part or a non-singing space if your voice section is not available.
Instead, join the waiting list (usually on the Alto or Bass booking line) as we'll almost certainly find extra spaces nearer the time. Please specify your voice (or non-singing space) after your surname when joining the waiting list.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
The private room at the Rummer Tavern is on the first floor with no lift and so regrettably the event is not suitable for people who are unable to use stairs.
Where can I find out more?
See https://polyphonydownthepub.com/pdtpsummer16/ for all the answers you could ever wish for.
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Polyphony Down the Pub
Polyphony Down the Pub & Counterpint are music-making evenings for anyone who wants to sing the great choral pieces of the High Renaissance – plus a few Bach chorales thrown in for good measure – in the informal and relaxed atmosphere of a pub.
Download the sheet music for each session in advance and then just turn up on the night and sing – simple as that.