Rehearsals & Admin Matters
We rehearse on Monday evenings
in either the Maidment Building or, occasionally, the Alington Hall, both within the
grounds of Shrewsbury
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)
Hall (parking (tidily, please!) on adjacent roads)
Thursday, 26 March 2015
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. Please click
here for further information.
Rehearsals for Haydn & Beethoven Concerts
: Haydnís The Seasons (New Novello edition):in St Leonardís
Church, Bridgnorth, with the English Haydn Festival Orchestra. 50
members (absolute maximum) singing as the Haydn Festival Chorus.
Existing (auditioned) members of the HF Chorus have priority; any
spare places will be notified to the membership and offered subject
: Beethovenís Choral Symphony (Novello edition): in
Shrewsbury Abbey with the Shrewsbury Symphony Orchestra. 100 +
members singing as the Shrewsbury School Community Choir; new
members may apply, subject to places and proven choral experience.
REHEARSALS Monday rehearsals continue as follows:
13, 20, 27
4, 11, 18
1, 8, 15
additional rehearsals deemed necessary by John.
Rehearsals will be split between both works, or dedicated to one, at
Johnís discretion whilst we endeavour to minimize inconvenience to
SUBSCRIPTIONS & SCORES
Subscriptions will be £10 to sing in one concert and £15 to sing in
both (formerly £10 for single summer concert). Scores - HAYDN
£13.50 to buy; BEETHOVEN £6.00 to buy (no hire options).
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