Shropshire Charity Concerts
incorporating
Shrewsbury School Community Choir
Registered Charity 1128247


Rehearsals & Admin Matters

We rehearse on Monday evenings in either the Maidment Building or, occasionally, the Alington Hall, both within the grounds of Shrewsbury School.

Rehearsals start at 7.15 pm and finish at 9.30 pm, with a short coffee break at around 8.30 pm; additional rehearsals are held in the run up to a concert. New members are always welcome; please use the 'Contact Us' proforma via the above tab.


The Maidment Building, Shrewsbury School's Music Department
(parking by Kingsland Hall or west end of Ashton Road)


    The Alington Hall (parking (tidily, please!) on adjacent roads)

Page updated on Monday, 17 November 2014

 

Choir Subscription Payments - New Arrangements
Following the AGM on Monday 29 September it was resolved to implement a new system of paying choir subscriptions and for score hire/purchase.  Please click here for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

Rehearsals - 2014/15

Rehearsals for Ahoy! will be held on On Monday 17 and 24 November starting at 7.15 pm in the Maidment Building.  Messiah rehearsals will commence on Monday 1 December in the Maidment Building and continue as normal up to the performance on Tuesday 23 December.
 

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 Symphony (Saturday 20 June - chorus size - 80). NB - The English Haydn Festival have invited us to sing all movements of the former, not just 2!) 

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 reputation!

NB 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.           

Homework!

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 by downloading Spotify (around 5 per month subscription) and, of course, there's always YouTube.