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 Wednesday, 17 September 2014

 

2014 Concert Rehearsals - Michaelmas Term

The next rehearsal of the Mozart Missa Longa (KV 262) for the Burney / St Cecilia Concert weekend (15 & 16 November) will be on Monday 22 September at 7.15 pm in the Maidment Building.  NB: scores are buy-only at 9.50 from Jackie, our Librarian and subs for the term 20; cheques payable to Shrewsbury School Community Choir, please, otherwise you can have your cheque stamped at the desk.

Don't forget to sign up for Tom's coffee rota, which he e-mailed to choir members a couple of weeks back.

A reminder that the AGM will be held after a shortened rehearsal on Monday 29 September.  Please do attend this important meeting at which, inter alia, the collecting of subscriptions will be discussed.  We are also looking for a new Treasurer.  Click here to view/download the agenda, and here to read the Chairman Ken's thoughts on subscriptions.

Homework!

There are very few recordings on a single CD of the Missa Longa, most, if not all, available as imports.  KV262 is paired with KV 258 (Missa Brevis) on the Philips Digital Classics label, and is also included in a boxed set (circa 30) shown in the Choraline catalogue, but currently out of stock!  There are, however, one or two renderings on YouTube.

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.