I found this blog a couple of months ago. I must confess that the whole idea of singing polyphony while having beer in a bar is not new to me but the whole concept of organizing reunions dedicated to beer and polyphony is pretty crazy stuff.
Kevin O’Neill had this wonderful idea of mixing both these kind of “genres”. The result was the “Counterpint” meetings. There are only five rules for participating: “1) Arrive when you want, 2) Leave when you want, 3) Sing or don’t sing, 4) Drink, 5) Avoid parallel 5ths & 8ves.”
The next meeting is scheduled for March 30, and will feature music by Victoria, Palestrina, Padilla among other composers. So if you’re in London by that time and love polyphony and beer you must check this out.
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