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.
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
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
See you there.......
Rehearsal Dates for Summer Term 2019
|| 8, 15, 29
|| 13, 20
|| 3, 10, 17, 24
|| 1, 8, 10 (**), 13 (Concert) , 22
Notes: ** - Optional Rehearsal - TBC.
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
Summer 2019 - Tallis to Taverner
This will be provided for all the music (hopefully!).
NO support for the short pieces we will be singing.
Performance Audio recording
I'll provide what I can given the limits that it may be difficult finding the specific arrangements of pieces we will sing, so there will be more here as time goes on.
You can hire the music via us. Hire cost: £ 5.50.
There are three scores that we will be using:
Novello Choral Pops - This can be bought at
Amazon.co.uk for £11.45
(with Free delivery), Also at
Forwoods Scorestore.co.uk for
£10.44 (plus £2.50 P and P costs for orders less than £15 otherwise free) with price per unit reduction if you order more copies.
Novello - The greatest Choral Classics
at £10.95 (with free delivery) and also from Forwoods Scorestore.co.uk for
£10.40 (plus £2.50 P and P costs for orders less than £15 otherwise free) with price per unit reduction if you order more copies.
Boosey and Hawkes - Sing Britannia
at £18.10 (with free delivery) and also from Forwoods Scorestore.co.uk for
£9.74 (plus £2.50 P and P costs for orders less than £15 otherwise free - currently on 25% reduction) with price per unit reduction if you order more copies.
Spotify - TBA.
First up; A video from YouTube showing how Taveners "The Lamb" is contructed and containing a performance of the piece from
Tenebrae:- Play. (Thanks to Mary Hearmon for the link)
Thomas Tallis - If ye love me (Cambridge Singers with Jonh Rutter) :- Play
Fauré - Cantique - sung by trinity college cambridge (Animated score) :- Play
Parry - I was glad (with Vivat) - sung by Kings College Choir at Cambridge (Animated Score) :- Play
Schubert - Sanctus from German Mass :- Play
Soundcloud - TBA.
Cyberbass - TBA
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.
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.