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
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)
Hall (parking (tidily, please!) on adjacent roads)
Thursday, 01 October 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. 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
Rehearsals for St Cecilia and Messiah Concerts
CONCERTS in 2015
& Sunday 14 & 15 November (St
Cecilia Concerts weekend)
Handel - Coronation Anthems.
Wednesday 23 December, in Shrewsbury Abbey
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:
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
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 Choraltracks.com which provides
downloadable rehearsal tracks for which you have to pay $1.99 each
but there is a currency-conversion charge involved.
page to find out more. You can also listen to most works
(around £5 per month subscription) and, of course, there's