Spring rehearsal schedule

We’re back! North Camden Chorus rehearsals start on Tuesday 22 February at William Ellis School. Please arrive early (between 7-7.30pm) so we can register you and you can collect your scores. Fees for the term are £50. If you haven’t sung with us before but would like to try us out, you’re welcome to join us on a trial basis on 22 February or 1 March.

Rehearsal schedule

Ian has been very organised (as always!) and kindly shared the rehearsal schedule so that you can look ahead or look back at what we’re learning, when.

February 22  –  Fauré Libera Me + Introit/Kyrie
March 1  –  (Revision of Libera Me + Introit/Kyrie) + Sanctus + Agnus Dei
March 8 –   (Revision of Sanctus + Agnus Dei) + Offertory + In Paradisum
March 15 –  (Revision of Offertory + In Paradisum) + Rutter + Goodall The Lord is my Shepherd
March 22 –  Rutter, Goodall, Purcell (Lord, thou knowest the secrets of our hearts)
March 29  –  Sing-through of Fauré, Rutter, Goodall  + Purcell


April 26 –  Vaughan Williams + Handel Zadok the Priest (Revision of Purcell)
May 3 –   Vaughan Williams + Handel (Revision of Introit, Offertory + Sanctus)
May 10  –  Rutter + Goodall, (Revision of Agnus Dei, Libera Me, In Paradisum)
May 17 –  Work on whatever necessary + sing through

Saturday 21 May, 3pm – Rehearsal at St Mary’s Brookfield
3pm – 4pm   –  Handel, Purcell, Rutter, Vaughan Williams,
4.15pm – 5.15pm   –  Fauré + Goodall
5.15pm – 6pm  –  Soloists

Help with practising at home

Fauré Requiem (OUP edition, ed John Rutter) on Cyberbass

Five Mystical Songs on Choralia (we are doing the antiphon only)

For midi files, click on the link, and then Ian recommends choosing the loudspeaker button for ‘Emphasised voice and other voices’ for your chosen voice part.

Choralia has the great advantage that the words are pronounced as well, after a fashion. Again, right-click and ‘Save target as’ to save the midi file on your PC (which doesn’t always work). See the “Links” page for other midi sites.

John Fletcher music
Click on the link and then click Login, and enter your username and password. You can register with John Fletcher’s website for free to gain access to out-of-copyright works – just follow his instructions.

Then when you’ve logged in, do a search under composer name to find the piece you want, click on that link, and you will see the midi files listed according to voice. Click on each individual link to listen to your voice part – best to choose MP3, which you might like to download to your PC or MP3 player (right-click and “Save target as” or similar).