Rehearsals - 2014/15
will be held on Monday 22 December in the Maidment Building
(7.30 - 9.30 pm) and
at 3.30 pm in the Abbey prior to the performance at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 23
Rehearsals for Ahoy!
resume at the start of next term (date TBN) until its
performance on Sunday 8 February. We will then start
rehearsing Haydn's The Seasons
(Saturday 6 June - chorus size - 50)
and Beethoven's Choral
(Saturday 20 June - chorus size - 80).
NB - The English Haydn
Festival have invited us to sing all movements of the former, not
For members not singing
Ahoy! we will confirm the start of rehearsals for the
later concerts early in the new year.
For singers opting out of
any particular concert, please support these events either with your
presence or by selling tickets and publicising the concerts; this is
central to maintaining our collective activities and our excellent
would new singers wishing to sing in this year's performance of
The Messiah please contact our Chairman, Ken Addison, on
01952 884016 or by
e-mail unless you have already used the proforma via the
'Contact us' page.
Many choir members will have obtained
Music Dynamics Choraline (see
Links) rehearsal CDs/downloadable MP3 files, and now
their brand new three-step learning method
for practising at home.
To get a choir discount enter SCC in the appropriate box on
the order form.
Cyberbass is an American alternative which provides, via its web
site, rehearsal CDs, by voice part, and, more conveniently
perhaps, a free on-line service for major choral works (but not
many English!). Choraline and Cyberbass each have their merits. While
Choraline CDs/MP3 tracks give you helpful voice cues for each entry, Cyberbass
(best accessed via Internet Explorer) allows you to adjust the tempo so you can
rehearse at a lower speed if you need to, which is quite useful. See Links
page to find out more. You can also listen to most works
(around £5 per month subscription) and, of course, there's