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Shrewsbury School Community Choir
Registered Charity 1128247

Rehearsals & Admin Matters

We rehearse on Monday evenings mainly in the Maidment Building (Music Department) or, occasionally, the Alington Hall, both within the grounds of Shrewsbury School.

Rehearsals start promptly at 7.30 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 Thursday, 01 October 2015


Choir Subscription Payments - New Arrangements
Following the AGM on Monday 29 September 2014 it was resolved to implement a new system of paying choir subscriptions and for score hire/purchase.  However, the committee are proposing a revised membership scheme for the start of this term, to be debated and voted on at the AGM on 5 October.  Read more ....












Rehearsals for St Cecilia and Messiah Concerts

CONCERTS in 2015

Saturday & Sunday 14 & 15 November (St Cecilia Concerts weekend)
Handel - Coronation Anthems

Wednesday 23 December, in Shrewsbury Abbey
Handel - Messiah

Rehearsals for Handel's Coronation Anthems continue on Monday
5 October, the date of the AGM; Alex Mason is taking us through the autumn Handel-rehearsal schedule, while John is writing his new musical.

Please click on the following links to read, and download if required, papers for this year's AGM to be held next Monday, 5 October:
Calling notice                Agenda                Minutes of 2014 AGM       
                    New subs proposed scheme     


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, but click here to see a step-by-step guide to getting the discount!
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 (works with both IE and Mozilla) allows you to adjust the tempo so you can rehearse at a lower speed if you need to, which is quite useful.  There is another American site which provides downloadable rehearsal tracks for which you have to pay $1.99 each but there is a currency-conversion charge involved.
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.