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 7.15
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, 25 November 2015
Rehearsals for Messiah (2015) & Verdi Requiem (2016) Concerts
Wednesday 23 December, in Shrewsbury Abbey:
The last pre-Christmas rehearsal for the Verdi Requiem will
on Monday 30 November at 7:15 pm,
using the Ricordi score, but please bring your Messiah score
along as well!
Messiah rehearsals begin on Monday
The date for the
will be confirmed ASAP.
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