Author Archives: Mark Sproson

Spring concert – plan for final rehearsals

3 March

  • Last movement of Cecilia McDowall (music the same as 1st movement, different text)
  • Clara Schumann songs – recap and cover the German
  • Hildegard piece – learn this (sopranos and altos)
  • Janet Wheeler – mvt 3
  • Lili Boulanger – recap the middle section

10 March

  • Wheeler – 1st movement (and very end of piece)
  • Hildegard – continue work on this
  • Run through the Bonis, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Smyth

17 March

  • Janet Wheeler – whole piece (finish with run-through)
  • Cecilia McDowall – whole piece (finish with run-through)
  • Finish off Lili Boulanger (and Mel Bonis if necessary)

 

Rehearsal plan for March concert

Weeks 1-4 By the end of rehearsal 4 (28th Jan) our aim is to get these movements up to performance standard: McDowall Magnificat: movements 1 and 3 Wheeler Circling Planets: movement 2 We’ll also start work on movement 1 of Circling Planets  

Christmas concert items

The pieces we’ll be singing in the Christmas concert are shown below. We’ll send round the full running order when the solos and readings are finalised. Carol of the bells (separate sheets) Here we come a-wassailing (W124 – see below) Sans Day carol (W219) Out of your sleep (W263) Still, still, still (W306) Three kingsContinue Reading

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