FORTHCOMING REHEARSALS AND EVENTS
REHEARSAL TRACKS FOR THE WATER IS WIDE
Invitations to rehearsals are sent out once or twice a week by email and WhatsApp in the following format.
Merel van der Knoop is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting this Tuesday.
Time: Saturday XXXX at 15:00
Scroll down for older rehearsal files
We have been using Zoom on a weekly basis since 24 March to join together and sing for up to an hour on a Tuesday evening and some Saturday afternoons. These events are led by Merel and publicised via email and WhatsApp, and include warmups, exercises and singing a song or two. Zoom can be accessed via a home computer, office laptop, tablet, or even a smartphone. You don't actually have to download the Zoom App for it to work, but to get best value out of your participation you should enable audio, and if you have it, video when you sign in to the meeting. Anyone needing help with how this all works can contact their friendly (and not totally competent) webmaster on 07557 216579 and we'll try to work out a fix.
From July we concentrated on the four choir-only carols for our virtual Christmas events which are now at the planning stage. We sang plenty of other repertoire too, so winter clothes were not absolutely necessary! In the event we produced - with huge input from TfL and our recording mix company in Oxford - an absolutely splendid performance with a mix of live and recorded readings and carols. Who would have thought we could do that a year ago!
Carols Prayers Readings
Once in royal David’s City CfC Book 2 pg148 with descant (solo verse 1) 4m 40s ALL
Intro and prayers
Lo he comes with clouds descending CfC Book 3 pg133 5m ALL
Reading: Is. 9: 2, 6, &7 To us is Born a Child
Adam Lay Ye Bounden Warlock - sheet music, Choir only 1m 25s SMALL CHOIRReading: Luke 1: 26-38 The Angel Gabriel Visits Mary
O little town of Bethlehem CfC Book 1 pg92 with descant 3 m 15s SOLO + ALLReading: Luke 2: 1-7 Jesus is born in Bethlehem
The truth from above CfC Book 2 pg202 Choir only 2m 40s SMALL CHOIR
Hark the Herald Angels sing CfC Book 1 pg39, with descant 3m 32s ALLReading: Luke 2: 8-16 The Shepherds go to the Manger
Infant Holy Infant Lowly CfC Book1 pg52 Choir only 2m 10s SMALL CHOIRReading: Matthew 2: 1-11 The Wise Men go to the Manger
O Come all ye faithful CfC Book 1 pg88, verses 1,2 5,6 with descant and 7 unison 4m 42s full version ALLReading: John 1: 1-18 The Mystery of the Incarnation Concluding Prayers
Quantock Carol (Sung Blessing) , subject to permission (now granted). Sheet music. Track for accompaniment only Choir only 1m 50s SMALL CHOIROrgan Voluntary
Rehearsals for 2021 will start on Tuesday 21 January and rehearsal files for music we plan to work on long term will be posted below.
Christmas rehearsal files
Here's a list of the music we've sung over the past three years, not including the carols as there are so many of them!