May 2013: Members’ Update

May Music

We are busy preparing for our final music extravaganza of the season – our  Spring Concert on 31st May.

Building on the the success of our recent concerts, we are looking forward to another great programme. However, despite all the hard work so far,  we can’t sit back just yet, as the new music means there is still quite a bit of work to do.

Mark sends his thanks for your good wishes and we are really pleased he is now back with us. He appreciates all the homework people have been doing to make sure we are ready for the 31st and hopes that folk will continue to keep working with the links below.

Group Rehearsals:

In a change to previous announcements, we are now planning to rehearse on every Sunday until the concert including the 26th May. An additional rehearsal is planned for Thursday 30th May ( not Tues 28th after all, despite messages to the contrary on Sunday). This will be at 7 pm in St Bride’s Church, Fallside Road, Bothwell, until at least 8.30 pm.

On the 31st itself, we will gather and gown at St Bride’s, at 6.30 pm in the Sacristy, (while the school choir is rehearsing in the Church) to rehearse briefly at 6.45 pm. Doors will open to the public at 7 pm and the concert will start at 7.30 pm. Please note that only performers will be able to access the Church before 7 pm. Dress code for the concert is the usual ‘Spring Concert’ attire -see here for details.

Home Rehearsal Links:

For ease of working, rehearsal links for this month’s pieces (except for Brother James’ Air -please contact us if you find a good link) are shown again below.

Rutter’s  Clare Benediction

The Holy City

Cantique de Jean Racine (Faure/Rutter)

Lamb of God, Twila Paris

and one with a 4 part harmony for notes at least (even if some are flat)

The Gift of Music

Teddy Bear’s Picnic (now fixed -find those bananas!)

you might also like to try the single part MIDI files here

Blue Skies

Rhythm of Life, please also see another version further down the page

and another version  here to try

How Much is that Doggie in the Window? (at 2 mins 42 seconds into the clip)

June is Bustin’ Out All Over -please also see further down

have been trying to find a version that is choral rather than solo -this seems to be the only one out there, not always easy to hear the parts and is forever stopping and starting, but perhaps better than nothing to rehearse with: