Members News Page

This page contains information about rehearsals, in particular about any late changes to location and timing of rehearsals and, additionally, the dress requirements for concerts.

Recruitment poster for 2019 - The new poster (pdf) can be downloaded from here. Feel free to download it and email to all your friends. The image of the pdf is on our Facebook page.


Autumn Term 2020


Rehearsals would normally be at the Stevenage Music Centre (click on link for Satellite image). For those using SatNavs to get there the post code is SG2 0HS. The address is Mobbsbury Way and is adjacent to the Timebridge Community Centre.

Please note: The point marked "ENTER HERE" is the entry to the Car park. There's lots of parking there, just leave the car and walk to reception and there will be someone there who can guide you to the auditorium where we rehearse.
At the moment we are unsure whether we will be able to rehearse till sometime in 2021. Watch the home page of this website or our Facebook page for details when the situation changes.


2019/2020 Calendar:

For those that want to plan their dates further ahead then click here (to view the calendar through to July 2020).
Do remember to check these dates on an occasional basis - they are updated sometimes throughout the year. Currently no concerts planned till 2021.


Learning Support resources
Spring/Summer 2021 - Dvorak - Mass in D

Hopefully sometime next year we will do the Dvorak. I am providing this information on practice material so that if people feel the urge to prepare in advance, they can.

Home Brew

Not needed as Choraline should have adequate support.

Choraline

Choraline for this work can be found here.

Performance Audio recording

On Amazon the recordings available on Spotify and YouTube don't seem to be available as CDs to order. There are versions, mainly the orchestral versions, available there so I suggest you choose your own.

Sheet Music

The library scores will be the New Novello Choral edition which you can buy from Amazon here for £8.95 (plus p and p if appropriate).
You can hire the music via us. Hire cost: £ TBA

Online Sources:

YouTube - Found a nice video with the Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England, Alan Byers - Tenor, Robert Morton - Baritone, Neil Ritchie - Treble ... With Nicholas Cleobury playing the Organ and Simon Preston, Conductor. Click here to view
Here's the times the various parts of the suite appear in the video:
0:00 Kyrie
3:12 Gloria
14:21 Credo
27:35 Sanctus
30:04 Benedictus
36:47 Agnus Dei

Soundcloud - Soundcloud does have one recording of this piece by the European Medical Students Orchestra and Choir performing in Prague have a nice orchestral arrangement which seems well spaced and fairly clear. You can find the complete recording as the first playlist on this page. (Don't bother after the first 6 tracks as this a Dvorak symphony)

Cyberbass - Does cover this work. Here's the appropriate page.

Spotify - There a number of links on the Spotify to recordings of the piece, some well known concert ensembles/conductors others not 1) Performance by Stuttgart Motet choir, conducted by Günther Graulich - Click here to listen in Spotify. 2) Performance by Orpheus Choir Munich, conducted by Gerd Gugthör - Click here to listen in Spotify.
NOTE: If you already have Spotify on phone/PC then simply use the search using the term Dvorak Mass in D and make your own choice which album you wish to listen to...


Vocal Guidance Sheets:

Derek Harrison passed over some papers about vocal care and guidance on Monday 2nd February 2015. As some were a little pale (and on an angle - a little bit) I have re-typeset the text. To view/download the text click here.


Other Local Choir/Music Events :

Events brought to our notice can be found by clicking here. These comprise adverts from other local choirs and also other music organisations we share advertising with on a reciprocal basis.
Currently there are NO events there.


Easyfunding :

An explanatory page about this relatively pain free method of donating funds to us (when you buy things over the internet) can be seen by clicking here.


Breathing exercises :

Jan has been passed some pointers to YouTube videos about breathing (with exercises):- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Numbers 1 and 2 are associated and numbers 3-6 form a video in 4 parts.


Choir and MM Newsletters:

These have been removed from the site but are available on request if needed.
Financial Information about the choir:
This information is available on request via the Society Chairman.


SCS Constitution:

There is an online version of the Constitution of the Society available on this webpage. On that page there is also a link to a printable version of the constitution.


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