Rehearsals

 

Rehearsals are held on Monday each week between 7.30pm and 9.30pm in St. John’s School, Ely.

 

Once a month there is a social group serving a variety of teas and coffees, as well as delicious home made cakes, in the staffroom at school. Members are welcome any time from 18:45 until the start of the rehearsal to join us to chat over a drink and a cake - the drink and the cake are optional as long as you fancy a chat! Dates of these groups are listed in the rehearsal schedule to the right.

 

Some of the members also meet informally after practice and share a drink (and an optional sandwich) at the Prince Albert pub on Silver Street. Anyone from the Society is welcome to join that group as and when they can, no regular commitment is required.

 

There is also a rehearsal on the morning or afternoon on the day of each concert, again listed on the rehearsal scheule. Attendance on the day of the concert rehearsal with the orchestra is obligatory.

 

To ensure the highest quality of performance members should try to attend all rehearsals. For unavoidable absences you should inform your voice representative or a member of the committee of your absence. Members who have not attended sufficient rehearsals will not be permitted to sing in the concerts; anyone with any concens over their ability to sing a specific concert based on attendance should speak to the conductor Andrew Parnell.


 

Rehearsal files

Sites that are free but require you to register before accessing their files.

 
Elgar
John Fletcher Music*. Search for "Give unto the Lord" HERE
 
Vaughan Williams
Learn Choral Music: HERE
Choralia: HERE
Spotify*. Search for "Matthew Curtis Five Mystical Songs" HERE
 
Handel
Learn Choral Music: HERE
Choralia: HERE
Cyberbass: HERE
 
Holst
John Fletcher Music*.Search for "Psalm 86" and "Psalm 148" HERE
 
 
Finzi
Unable to find a rehearsal file for "Welcome, Sweet and Sacred Feast"
 
 
Parry
John Fletcher Music*. Search for "Blest Pair of Sirens" HERE
Choralia: HERE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rehearsals Membership Workshops

 

 

 

Rehearsal Dates 2018

 

All rehearsals are on Mondays in St. John's School, Ely at 7.30 pm, unless otherwise indicated.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Monday 3rd       'Everyone sang'

Monday 10th     'Everyone sang'

Monday 17th     'Everyone sang'

Monday 24th     'Everyone sang'

 

OCTOBER 2018

Monday 1st       'Everyone sang'

Monday 8th       'Everyone sang'

Monday 15th     'Everyone sang'

 

Saturday 20th, Ely Cathedral

Rehearsal 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Concert 7:30 pm  'Everyone sang'

 

Monday 22nd    Half term, no rehearsal

Monday 29th     'The Joys of Christmas'

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Monday 5th       'The Joys of Christmas'

Monday 12th     'The Joys of Christmas'

Monday 19th     'The Joys of Christmas'

Monday 26th     'The Joys of Christmas'

 

DECEMBER 2018

Monday 3rd       'The Joys of Christmas'

Rehearsal in St Mary's Church, Ely

 

Saturday 8th, St Mary's Church, Ely

Rehearsal 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Concert 7:00 pm