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Byron concert arrangements:

Rehearsal time on the day is necessarily limited (there is a wedding earlier in the day) so apologies.

Both at St Mary’s Newark

I am assuming St Mary’s choir can rehearse their pieces in situ during one of their own rehearsals.

Wednesday July 4th (Band not required tonight)

6.30 approx.   Sarzana Choir arrives direct from airport

NB do not enter until service is ended – about 6.30

Drinks provided on arrival for Sarzana Choir only (as they are arriving directly from the airport)

7.15                Bingham, Newsteads, St Mary’s choir arrive

Rehearse Byron in Italy

c.8.30             Sarzana Choir picke up by hosts; St Mary’s Choir departs

Bingham has a break (quietly!)

Newstead Abbey Singers rehearse their piecesfor Saturday in situ

c.8.55             NAS departs

Bingham rehearses pieces for Saturday in situ

9.30               End


Saturday July 7th (full dress rehearsal with band

3.00                BDCS staging team set staging and chairs (hopefully in 45 minutes)

3.45                All performers arrive to get seated/set up – choir warmup

4.00                Full rehearsal Byron in Italy

4.55                Bingham, Newsteads and St Mary’s choir finished

Band have a break

Sarzana Choir rehearse their pieces in situ

5.20                Sarzana finished with

Band rehearse in situ as needed

6.30                Rehearsal ends

7.30                Concert

8.25            Interval

c.9.30             Concert ends


NB: this afternoon’s schedule may be disrupted if the setting of the staging takes longer. Apologies

Concert dress for each choir and the band is their normal concert dress – each choir will look different and that is OK. If you have choir folders please use them – again it does not matter if choirs have different colours.

Thanks to all – especially Stephen Bullamore, DoM at St Mary’s for all his help.



Wednesday 4th July 2018
Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church, Newark.

Saturday 7th July 2018
Summer Concert:
 Byron Festival Concert


Saturday 17th November 2018
Autumn Concert:
  St Mary’s Radcliffe on Trent

December 15th 2018
Christmas Concert:
Bingham Parish Church

Saturday 11th May 2019
Spring Concert: St Mary’s Radcliffe on Trent



The following may be used as rehearsal aids for part learning.

    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.
    As a BDCS member you can get a 10% discount from Choraline by using the password BING.
    New telephone number: 01285 644845
    This is John Hooper’s website, where individual parts can be listened to free of charge.
  •      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 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

Rehearsal files for the Byron Festival (Summer Singing): She walks in beauty (Thiman). Select the appropriate voice part.

All parts







Adieu my native shore (PearsallRL)

But once I dared to lift my eyes (TurnerG)

Cascata delle Marmore (TurnerG)

Mutability (PatersonC)

Oh talk not to me of a name great in story (TurnerG)

On the Palatine (TurnerG)

Twilight in Ferrara (TurnerG)

Extract from the ‘Music for Market’ lunchtime concert series at Newark. BDCS male voices make the most of having the tune (for once)!


Mass in D Minor:Missa in Augustiis (Nelson Mass)

Publisher SCHOTT (1963)

Editor: H.C. Robbins Landon

There is also a 2012 edition which is compatible with the 1963 version. (ISMN 9790220105142)



To follow.



Please would one member of each”team” bring 4 pints of milk. Advice will be given if required. Please arrive about ten minutes before the start of rehearsal. If unable to attend, please arrange a swap. Click on the rota to see a larger version.


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