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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. N.B. see Music Resources 2022 (below) for Music Hire costs for the Anthem Book.

Coronavirus info (rehearsals)

We practice with social distancing. We will require you to sign in on arrival for track and trace purposes. You will also need to bring your own drinks with you. Additionally bring your own hand sanitiser with you. Note: (change of rules from last term)
Within the Music Centre you will have to wear a mask at all times whilst moving through the building, once sitting in the rehearsal room it can be removed.(Music Centre Rules).

Please do a lateral flow test in advance so you don't bring COVID into the rehearsal environment. Currently you can order them via the website page (click on the link) if you are still eligible for free tests.

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.

Summer Term 2022

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 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.

2021/2022 Calendar:

Obviously with a new start this term we are just beginning to start plans for 22. We will add a calendar here for dates once we have sorted rehearsal dates and concerts for this period.

Learning Support resources
Summer 2022 - Title to be announced

We will do songs from the New Church Anthem book. It covers anthems up to the 20th Century so there's a wide range of music styles.

Home Brew

Most of these were previously produced so an email will be sent round shortly to enable access to the practice music files to hear or download.


No direct Choraline support for this book of Anthems. (It's possible that some Anthems MAY be available as part of Works on Choraline but with so many works being sung it's unlikely to be economic to buy choraline recording of these as well as the other pieces in the same Choraline recording).

Performance Audio recording

I will add performance recording of the individual pieces, where they are available.

Sheet Music

The library scores will be the Oxford edition which you can buy from Amazon here for £15.95 (plus p and p if appropriate).
You can hire the music via us. Hire cost: £ 3 (Please bring correct money).

Online Sources:

YouTube - There are links here to individual performances we will be singing:
Antiphon by Philip Moore - link is here - sung by Vasari Singers - audio recording.
Ave Verum Corpus - by Byrd - link is here - sung by The Sixteen - audio recording with scrolling score.
Ave Verum Corpus - by Elgar - link is here - by Holy Spirit Singers (included here as its a stitched together virtual performance - shows signs of imperfect syncing in places but the vocal placement is helpful if you listen on headphones).
    Ave Verum Corpus - by Elgar (Sop) - link is here - scrolling score
    Ave Verum Corpus - by Elgar (Alto) - link is here - scrolling score
    Ave Verum Corpus - by Elgar (Tenor) - link is here - scrolling score
    Ave Verum Corpus - by Elgar (Bass) - link is here - scrolling score
Ave Verum Corpus - by Mozart - link is here - by Kings College Choir (Easter 2022) I couldn't resist this - voices well spread so you can hear individual parts.
Glorious and Powerful God by Stanford - link is here - sung by the choir of Magdalen College Oxford
O how Amiable by Ralph Vaughan Williams - link is here - by Westminster Choir
Solus ad victimam by Kenneth Leighton - link is here - by Christ Church Cathedral Choir Oxford
So they gave their bodies by Peter Aston - link is here - by Laudate Choir
Turn back O man by Gustav Holst - link is here - by Trinity College Cambridge (scrolling score)

Soundcloud - Soundcloud may have recordings of the pieces we will be singing. They will be added soon.

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 is ONE event 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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