For those who missed last night we rehearsed
The holly +the ivy
Verse 3 sops words ATB hum (words for chorus)
This is the truth – chorus sing verses 2+4 in harmony with words (NB the last not on the top line is omitted in verse 2 only). Verse 3 ATB hum sops don’t sing. Verse 1 solo, verse 5 sops+altos in semi/chorus sing the tune (NB this is a change from Dec 1st rehearsal!)
Deck the halls (NB Sops+Alti sing the melody only in line 1+3 verse 1, line 2 Verse 2!)
Mathias A babe is born
CONCERT PLAN ATTACHED
All necessary details re. final rehearsals, dress code etc is in the plan.
Were 9 at the beginning of Monday’s rehearsal! Please circulate the attached poster and try and drum up some sales!
GERONTIUS CDS AVAILABLE ON MONDAY – HELP NEEDED
Please could I have a couple of volunteers to oversee giving these out.
STROUD CHORAL CHRISTMAS CARDS
£5 for a pack of 10. All proceeds come back to the choir funds. We need to get rid of the last 2 designs to make way for some exciting new ones!! Please buy a pack or 2!
HAYDN SCORES AVAILABLE FOR LOAN
We are singing Haydn’s Creation next term. To save the usual beginning of term rush, I have a boxful of scores available for loan next Monday. Good for Christmas reading/homework etc. If you are intending to buy your own copy, please do not borrow a score. Ensure that the score you use/buy is the old Novello edition, i.e. with text in English only (the newer Novello edition, edited by Pilkington, differs in multiple ways and it will be a nightmare to use, though it does give the original German text as well).
Huw’s recommended recording of Haydn Creation is on the member’s area of the website(password stroud).
Now I know why you / we are so clever:
How playing an instrument benefits your brain
Huw’s been telling us this for ages!!
I hope you all wear your black and white striped(humbug) jumpers on Monday! Thanks to Catherine who did manage a Christmas one. Obviously Stroud Choral is far too classy for acrylic sweaters!