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 the next term will begin on Monday
please remember to arrive in good time
for registration and issue of scores as the inevitable queue will
Alex Mason will be taking us through the autumn
Handel-rehearsal schedule, while John gets down to writing his new
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