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 Friday, 10 April 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.  Please click here for further information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rehearsals for Haydn & Beethoven Concerts

CONCERTS

 
Saturday 6th June  :   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 to audition.
 
Saturday 20th June  :  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  Rehearsals (mainly Mondays) continue as follows:
April: 13, 20, 27, 30   May: 4, 7, 11, 18, 21, 25, 31   June: 1, 4, 6, 8, 14, 15, 19, 20 Rehearsals will be split between both works, or dedicated to one, at Johnís discretion whilst we endeavour to minimize inconvenience to singers.  Full schedule has been e-mailed to members and posted on Facebook.

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.