Member Information

Rehearsals normally take place on Monday evenings starting at 7.15pm in the Performance Enhancement Centre at King Arthur's School, Wincanton.

At the Musical Director's discretion we occasionally have sectional rehearsals. You will be given plenty of notice to such changes.

To ensure that the Musical Director's instructions are remembered and acted upon, please bring a soft (B) pencil and rubber with which to annotate the music.
All marks must be erased before returning the music after each concert.

Please note, as well as attending as many rehearsals as possible members are reminded that they must attend the last three rehearsals prior to a concert (i.e. Monday, Friday and Sunday afternoon on the concert day) if they wish to sing in that concert.

The full rehearsal calendar for 2019/20 can be downloaded below.

REHEARSALS FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON 2019:
September: 2nd - 6.30pm for issuing of music, 9th, 16th, 23rd (including bring'n'buy sale, wine and nibbles) and 30th.
October:  7th (followed by short meeting to approve the accounts), 14th , 21st and 28th (half-term, no rehearsal).
November: 4th (concert tickets available), 11th, 18th (rehearsal with wine and nibbles) and 25th.
December: 2nd (return of tickets and cash/cheques), Friday 6th, Sunday 8th rehearsal with orchestra 2pm and Concert 7.30pm.
December: Monday 9th Christmas Social at school hall, 7.30pm and return of music (in folder, please).

ITEMS FOR FORTHCOMING REHEARSALS (MONDAY 2nd DECEMBER)

WINTER CONCERT - SEQUENCE OF ITEMS; STANDING/SITTING;VERSES etc

STAND

 

Charpentier

Messe de Minuit (SIT FOR MUSICAL INTERLUDE BETWEEN CREDO AND SANCTUS)

 

Carol for all:

O Come all ye faithful (Page 88 of Carols for Choirs THREE VERSES ONLY: 1, 2 and 6.

Harmonies as written for verses 1 and 2, soprano descant with everyone else on tune for verse 6)

SIT

 

Corelli   Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 ‘Christmas Concerto’

 

Händel  'But who may abide the day of his coming?’ from Messiah (Mezzosoprano aria)

 

STAND

 

Händel

‘Hallelujah' from Messiah

 

EXIT

 

INTERVAL

 

STAND

 

J S Bach

‘Break forth, O beauteous, heavenly light’ (page 12 of Carols for Choirs)

 

SIT

 

J S Bach  ‘Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen’ from Weihnachtsoratorium (Soprano aria)

 

STAND

J S Bach

O Little One Sweet (page 87 of Carols for Choirs FIRST TWO VERSES ONLY)

 

Carol for all:

While Shepherds Watched (Page 166 Carols for Choirs;

All six verses:

  1. Unison
  2. Harmonies on the first page
  3. Harmonies on the second page
  4. Harmonies on the first pages
  5. Harmonies on the second page
  6. Harmonies on the first page.

 

Vivaldi

Gloria (SIT FOR Movements 3 (Laudamus Te), 5 (Domine Deus, Rexcoelestis) and 9 (Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris)

 

EXIT

 

COMMITTEE 2019-2020
Chairman: Martin Turner
Vice-chair: Mark Dickin
Secretary: Richard Pratt
Treasurer: George Keen
Membership Secretary: Gareth Evans
Concert Manager: Sarah Urquhart
Committee Member: Benedict Critchley
Committee Member: Teresa Dufosee
with
Librarian: Barbara Yoxall

Minutes of committee meetings can be obtained from the Secretary (contact details available in WCS's Members Guide and Calendar). Minutes of the EGM held on Monday 23rd September 2019 can also be obtained from the Secretary.

 

 

 

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Learning at home

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