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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.

Spring Term 2019


Rehearsals will 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 satellite image is, I believe, not right up to date. The car park entrance is more or less adjacent to the letter "a" in Mobbsbury Way. 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.
See you there.......

Rehearsal Dates for Spring Term 2019

 Jan.     7, 14, 21, 28  
 Feb.     4, 11, 25  
 Mar.     4, 11, 18, 25, 27 (**), 30 (Concert)  

Notes: ** - Optional Rehearsal - will confirm closer to time.


Choral Workshop at Alyth:

On Monday Robin mentioned two Workshops at Alyth with the Alyth Singers working on Belshazzars Feast. They are on 26/02/19 and 05/03/19 and are run by Scott Inglis-Kilger of The Platinum Consort all welcome, non-members £5.00 payable at the door. For those of who didn't go to Alyth before it's a Jewish Synagogue in North London not far from the North Circular and parking in the area is likely to be difficult (car sharing a good idea). Postcode is NW11 7EN.


2018/2019 Calendar:

For those that want to plan their dates further ahead then click here (to view the calendar through to July 2019.
Do remember to check these dates on an occasional basis - they are updated sometimes throughout the year.


Learning Support resources
Spring 2019 - Paukenmesse - Haydn

Home Brew

None needed for this concert information available on Choraline

Choraline

Rehearsal CD/Streaming information available on Choraline website.

Performance Audio recording

Choraline also sell a performance recording of the piece from NAXOS records. You can order the CD from its online shop here.

Sheet Music

You can hire the music via us. Hire cost to be announced. We will be using the New Novello Choral edition - This (Mass in time of War) can be bought at Musicroom.com for £9.95 (plus £2.50 P and P costs) with price per unit reduction if you order more than 10 copies, at Forwoods Scorestore.co.uk for £9.45 (plus £2.50 P and P costs) with price per unit reduction if you order more copies. Finally you can order the score from Choraline at £10.95 (plus £4.39 P and P costs) and you can use the existing customer discout to reduce the cost a little if you've ordered from them before.

Online Sources

Spotify - The Whole piece is available on Spotify (starting at Track 2 of the album) - here is the link to it. You will have to login to Spotify to access it but registering for the free version is quite easy.

YouTube - The whole piece is also available as a video (not a performance video but pictures with the audio track). You can find it here. In fact the audio track seems to be the same as in Spotify i.e. Collegium Musicum 90 with Richard Hickox conducting.

Soundcloud - There seem to be a very large number of individual tracks from the Paukenmesse on Soundclound. It may take me a while to work through the list to find what is useful

Cyberbass - This is a midi based rehearsal music site. You can find it here. Slight disadvantage is that there are only six tracks here so I don't know whether the whole score is covered or not.

Learning Support resources
Spring 2019 - Te Deum - Haydn

Home Brew

Made available on OneDrive - check your mail

Choraline

Rehearsal CD/Streaming information available on Choraline but it isn't part of the Paukenmesse set but of the Nikolai Mass but you can find it her on their website.

Performance Audio recording

Choraline don't sell a performance recording. There are lots of recording of the Te Deum but normally with other works so there's LOTS of them.

Sheet Music

You can hire the music via us. Hire cost to be announced. We will be using the Oxford UNiversity Press (OUP) edition - This (Te Deum) can be bought at Musicroom.com for £8.50 (plus £2.50 P and P costs) with price per unit reduction if you order more than 10 copies, at Forwoods Scorestore.co.uk for £8.08 (plus £2.50 P and P costs) with price per unit reduction if you order more copies.

Online Sources

Spotify - There's a Richard Hickox version there, amongst others - here is the link to it. You will have to login to Spotify to access it but registering for the free version is quite easy.

YouTube - The whole piece is also available as a video. You can find it here. There is a BBC Singers version on YouTube, but frankly the sound quality is nowhere as near as good as this one.

Soundcloud - There seem to be a very large number of individual tracks of the Te Deum on Soundclound. It may take me a while to work through the list to find what is useful

Cyberbass - This is a midi based rehearsal music site. NO tracks available free for this piece.


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. Currently there are TWO 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 is available on request if needed.
Financial Information about the choir:
This information is available on request via the Society Chairman.




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