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See below for rehearsal aids for our upcoming concerts.

Click here for our 2016/17 season rehearsal schedule.

Term dates



Spring 2017: 21 March - 13 May
  23 May - 17 June
Autumn 2017: 5 September - 18 November

Section Representatives

Each voice part has a Section Representative to support members, check attendance, help with concert arrangements and present members’ views to the committee:

Soprano: Carol Wood
Alto: Judith Payne
Tenor: Peter Fife
Bass: John Driscoll

Rehearsal protocol

A few reminders:

  • arrive in good time to start rehearsals promptly
  • the coffee break is 10 minutes
  • no extraneous talking during rehearsals
  • if you plan to sing in a concert try to attend every rehearsal. If you have to miss a rehearsal for unavoidable reasons, you should let your Section Leader know in the first instance. Missing too many rehearsals may result in you being asked not to sing in the concert
  • if you plan to sing in a concert you must attend the final three Tuesday rehearsals and the pre-concert rehearsals on the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon; no other members may attend these rehearsals.

Concert dress code

MEN: Black shirt (open at top button only), black trousers, possibly DJ depending on temperature. No handkerchief in top pocket etc.

WOMEN: All black, long dress/skirt or trousers, three quarter length sleeves. No bling (at all).

Rehearsal aids for 13 May concert

Maria Theresa Mass is available from the usual sources including Cyberbass, Choralia and ChoraLine.

The Scarlatti Motets and The Deer's Cry are here:

    For PC users, click on the following links:     

Scarlatti Ad te Domine levavi animam meam ALL  SOP  ALTO  TEN  BASS
Scarlatti Exaltabo te, Domine ALL  SOP  ALTO  TEN  BASS
Arvo Part The Deer's Cry ALL S1  S2  S3  A1  A2  T1  T2  B1  B2 

    For Mac users and PC users who want to download the aids (CD quality), click on the following links;

Scarlatti Ad te Domine levavi animam meam ALL  SOP  ALTO  TEN  BASS
Scarlatti Exaltabo te, Domine ALL  SOP  ALTO  TEN  BASS
Arvo Part The Deer's Cry ALL  S1  S2  S3  A1  A2  T1  T2  B1  B2

Rehearsal aids for The Building of the House by Britten (Snape Maltings Celebration concert 17 June)

For PC users, click on the following links:

Britten The Building of the House (bar before 3 to 6) ALL  SOP  ALTO  TENOR  BASS
Britten The Building of the House (13 to end) ALL  SOP  ALTO  TENOR  BASS

For Mac users and PC users who want to download the aids (CD quality), click on the following links;

Britten The Building of the House (bar before 3 to 6) ALL  SOP  ALTO  TENOR  BASS
Britten The Building of the House (13 to end) ALL  SOP  ALTO  TENOR  BASS 

Rehearsal aids for the Choir Book (European Sacred Music - Oxford)

Rehearsal aids are available on our Rehearsal aids page.

Committee meetings and AGM

The Committee meets at the start of each term and again before each concert, concluding each term with a review of the concert just performed.

The Music Group is a sub-group of the Committee and meets to consider future repertoire, under the guidance of the Director of Music. The Music Group submits costed proposals for the full Committee to adopt, working on a 3-year Concert Season cycle.

The Annual General Meeting is held each September or October.

Members’ events

Occasional social events are planned for members and guests. 

Our Social Secretary, Juliet Brereton, will be pleased to receive any suggestions or offers to help.