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NOTICES & DIARY

Which edition of the Bach B Minor Mass?

Apparently there has been some confusion about which edition we will be using. It is the Novello in either of these covers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rehearsals

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all choir rehearsals are now suspended until further notice.

 

 2020-2021 Season

Saturday 21st November 2020 at Southwell Minster
Bach B Minor Mass with Southwell Choral Society

Saturday 12th December 2020 at Bingham Parish Church
Christmas Concert

 

 

100 CLUB

The 100 club is a lottery that is open to BDCS members and their friends/family. Each member who wishes to take part pays £10 at the beginning of the year. Half the funds raised go to the choir and the other half is distributed to lucky members through six prize draws throughout the season. Do take part if you can. It’s fun and makes a real difference to the choir’s resources.

Click here for 100 club Application Form (2019-2020)

 

REHEARSAL AIDS

General rehearsal aids

  1. www.choralia.net
    A website where you can hear synthesised voices singing individual voice parts (it is very easy to download the necessary bit of free software). You can choose which voice part you would like to be highlighted.
  2. www.choraline.com
    As a BDCS member you can get a 10% discount from Choraline by using the password BING.
    New telephone number: 01285 644845
  3. www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk
    This is John Hooper’s website, where individual parts can be listened to free of charge.
  4. www.johnfletchermusic.org      Members direct access to Bingham Choral Home Page
    The site holds rehearsal files allowing users to listen to their individual part, with the accompaniment in the background,  either on its own or along with the other parts. The music can be listened to on line or downloaded as an mp3 file which allows user to vary playback speed and slow down fast, intricate parts.Most of the music we will be performing in the next 12 months can be found on the site.For access to the site the Society pays an annual subscription based on the number of registered users (40).Spare places are available. If you are not registered to use the site but would now like to be please contact Bob Middleton either at a rehearsal or by email at bob@mid33.plus.com. I will then register your email address and you will receive an email from the site allowing you to set up direct access using your email address and password of your own choosing.If you are registered but are having trouble logging on or other problems using the site, please let me know. Bob Middleton.

 

Here is an excellent resource for mastering the German pronunciation of the Brahms Requiem. Thanks to Linda Hunter for finding it.

Thanks again to Linda for flagging up these really useful rehearsal aids for the different voice parts.

Soprano (comprising all 7 movements)

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM40xVfmQ5t0YXv51ES19AF6KFPUeBBKr

Alto 1st movement

Alto 2nd movement

Alto 3rd movement

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gOGC4D1-ENw

Alto 4th movement

Alto 5th movement

Alto 6th movement

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TTmUSh0yA2cnt

Alto 7th movement

For subsequent movements, tenor part, type in Brahms German Requiem Second (etc) Movement tenor practice

For subsequent movements, tenor part, type in Brahms German Requiem Second (etc) Movement bass practice

Brahms Schicksalslied—Soprano Only

Brahms Schicksalslied—Alto Only

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Shdun_rDDs0

Brahms Schicksalslied—Tenor Only

Brahms Schicksalslied—Bass Only

DRINKS ROTA

 

 

 

HELP WITH SETTING UP ON REHEARSAL NIGHTS

 

BDCS Committee 2020

Chairman: Richard Joyner
Vice-Chair: Sally Ashton
Treasurer: Brad Poulson
Secretary: Valerie Morgan
Programme Chair: Peter Iley
Librarian: Margot Anderson
Publicity Officer: Judy Unell
Membership Secretary: Janet Chapman
Box Office: Tim Connery

Fundraising: John Bannister

Ordinary Members: Beryl Cottrill, Christina Warrington and Juliet Ward

 

COMMITTEE ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

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