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 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
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
See you there.......
Rehearsal Dates for Autumn Term 2019
|| 9, 16, 23, 30
|| 7, 14, 21
|| 4, 9**, 11, 16 (Concert), 18, 25
|| 2, 9, 11*, 12(Concert - Moggerhanger), 14 (Concert)
Notes: * denotes optional rehearsals - to be confirmed later
denotes additional rehearsal at Hatfield
Concert Dress: Black tops and skirts/trousers for the ladies and black trousers and open neck black shirts for the gents. Make sure you're going to be warm.
Thanks to helpers who set up and cleared down the staging on the 16th Nov. It was probably one of the more difficult setups as were we
laying out the orchestra and helping to load/unload instrments/chairs and music stands. By my reckoning we got going a little after 6pm and everything was
back in it's place in the church/van or choir garage by about 7:30pm which is a major achievement!
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. Update 6 - 12 Dec Mogerhanger concert added, number of rehearsals per term probably incorrect at this point but dates are agreed.
Learning Support resources
Autumn 2019 - Joy to the world - XMAS Concert
All the non-audience carols have audio files available. Details will be emailed out soon.
NO support on Choraline for these works.
Performance Audio recording
You can hire the music via us. Hire cost: £3.00 (total), i.e. £2 for the Faber and £1 for Carols for Choirs 1 (OUP).
None for these carols
Soundcloud - Soundcloud does not have performance recordings easily traceable.
Cyberbass - Doesn't cover these works.
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. The first of these organisations is Benslow Music Trust.
Currently there is ONE event there.
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.
ERRORS ON WEB PAGES ON SITE:
IF you are lucky/unfortunate enough to find an error on any of the pages
of this site then PLEASE let me know. I've made life as simple I can. There is
a link to click on the "Contacts" webpage that will start a mail message to me.
It would help lots if you can make the title of the E-mail the name of the
webpage(s) with the error(s) on it.
Many Thanks...Your friendly
Footnote: The link to reach this page will be on the
main page of the site (index.html) and will be set to red (for typically a
week) as a trigger to show that new information is available here. So please
check the main web page regularly.