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)
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
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.
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
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