Category: <span>Weekly notices</span>

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14 April 2024

1. Next rehearsal: Duncan asks that we prepare the following for this Thursday.  2. Survey for St John Passion scores: There are approximately 40 of us who have yet to respond to the survey. We need responses from everyone by the deadline of 1st May, and payments from those who want to buy from us also by that deadline...

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7 April 2024

1. Next rehearsal: 2. Ticket sales: Lindsey will be at St Michaels’s before every rehearsal selling tickets. Please can you make sure arrive in good time to purchase tickets off Lindsey if you are able.  If I may reiterate from last week can we all recommend the concert to our friends and relatives and try to...

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24 March 2024

1. Next rehearsal and message from Duncan: Dear SCS member,I was hearing brilliant sounds last Thursday! Our next rehearsal is on April 4th with the concert the following month. Please immerse yourself in the music over the holidays as we really need to hit the ground running next month. Giving it a little “head space” everyday should...

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20 March 2024

1. Seating positions: Given we will be starting to practice the Vaughan Williams, the choir needs to sit in first and second formation. This is NOT in first and second choir formation but simply within each section as follows: SOPRANOS                ALTOSFirsts.                          FirstsSeconds                      Seconds BASSES.                     TENORS Firsts.                           FirstsSeconds                      Seconds 2. Rehearsal aids: There are a number of aids to...

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17 March 2024

1. Next Rehearsal:  Don’t forget there will be drinks after this week’s rehearsal and there will be no rehearsal the following week on Maundy Thursday 28th March.  2. Ticket sales for the May concert:Tickets for the May concert can now be bought online via Tickets Oxford and will be available to buy at rehearsals after Easter. So please...

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10 March 2024

1. Next rehearsal 2. Forthcoming Choral Evensong: Sunday March 17, 6.30pm, Choral evensong in St. Michael’s.The St. Michael’s Choir conducted by Duncan Introit: Nolo Mortem Peccatoris – Thomas MorleyResponses: Richard Ayleward Canticle: Herbert Sumsion in G majorAnthem: When David Heard – Thomas Tomkins 3. Are you singing in the concert? By way of reminder, the register now has an...

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3 March 2024

1. Next Rehearsal: P. 47 Ach, wir gar nichts…to P. 60. P. 87 Wir werden…to P. 113 2. No rehearsal Maundy Thursday, 28th March:Just a reminder for us all there is no rehearsal Maundy Thursday 28th March as the Church is being used.  3. Vaughan Williams Scores to purchase:There are still two Vaughan Williams available should anyone wish to...

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25 February 2024

1. Next Rehearsal:  P. 47 Ach, wir gar nichts…to P. 60. P. 87 Wir werden…to P. 113 2. Saturday Oxford Symphony Orchestra concert on the 16 March 2024, 7:30pm at Oxford Town Hall I have had an email from the Oxford Symphony Orchestra asking me to mention their concert in my bulletin. The music is as...

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17 February 2024

Firstly welcome back to what is going to be a very exciting few months of preparation for our May concert. 1. Next Rehearsal:  I realise some of you will have a different version of the Brahms score. P. 52 – 60 (Movement 3, Der Gerechten…)P. 89 – 113 (Movement 6, Denn es wird…) 2. Message from Duncan: The...

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7 February 2024

It is fair to say the concert was an outstanding success and our thanks should go to a number of people; the Committee whose members worked tirelessly, the very many volunteers who assisted across a variety of tasks including the staging. In fact the list is endless and of course includes all who sang. BUT...

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10 September 2023

Message from Duncan In case you missed it, Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor was the centrepiece of a BBC Prom on the television last night. A stunning performance from The Dunedin Consort conducted by John Butt. The tenor Benjamin Hullet (a past SCS soloist), a brilliant chorus, and some of Mozart’s most dazzling writing...