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 (7 pm for the first rehearsal of a new term) 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)
Friday, 29 August 2014
2014 Concert Rehearsals - Michaelmas Term
Rehearsals for the Burney / St Cecilia Concert
weekend (15 & 16 November) will commence on Monday 8 September
at 7 pm in
the Maidment Building. We will be rehearsing Mozart's Missa Longa
KV 262 (Barenreiter Edition). NB: scores will be 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.
New members please note that a queue tends to build up at the
Maidment Building as choir members sign in, pay their subs and buy
scores, so try to get there early!
PS - don't forget to sign up for Tom's
coffee rota, which he's e-mailed to choir members.
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