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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.

Autumn Term 2017

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 Autumn Term 2017

 Sept     4, 11, 18, 25  
 Oct.     2, 9, 16 (AGM), 23, 30  
 Nov     4**, 6, 11 (Concert), 20, 27  
 Dec     4, 11, 13 (Optional), 16 (Concert)  

* Half term, so currently provisionally booked as rehearsal
**  rehearsal with Orchestra in Hatfield at the Mid-Herts Music Centre, Birchwood Ave, AL10 0PS - starting at 11.15.
And here's a link to the appropriate Google map page.

Stage Builders/Breakers;
Thanks for all the help on Saturday, both in the morning and evening stints. Wth all the extra help in the evening it was all away very quickly. I was back home, everything packed away where it should be - either in St. Georges or the Garage, by about 10:30pm

St. Georges temperature.
Sorry about the Church being cold for various parts of the rehearsals. ..... Unfortunately the heating engineers, when they serviced the boiler, moved the Central Heating Thermostat to a different place and one or more of the connections went intermittent, stopping the boiler from firing up. In the morning when we arrived to build the staging the church was cold. This problem was found and the heating engineer called. He managed to restart the boiler but the connection went intermitmittent again sometime before 2 pm which is when it was due to restart to warm up for the afternoon rehearsal.
So, unfortunately, when I arrived at 2pm for the afternoon session the radiators were again cold but the caretaker called the heating engineer back and somehow improved the thermostat and it then stayed working for the rest of the night.

2017/2018 Calendar:

For those that want to plan their dates further ahead then click here (to view the calendar for the rest of 2017 and through to July 2018.
Do remember to check these dates on an occasional basis - they are updated sometimes throughout the year.

Next lot of Learning Resources:

There will be homebrew materials in place for the Christmas Concert in the next few weeks. I have already got the web links etc. for the next concert beyond then - Rossini Statbat Mater - but I will put those up here in December.

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 FOUR 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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Many Thanks...Your friendly webmaster.

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.