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A Night at the Opera

21st April, 7,30pm
St Mary's Church, Marlborough


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Spring term

We start back on Monday, 15th January. Our spring concert, A Night at the Opera, is on Saturday, 21st April.
So far the programme includes:
Easter Hymn - Mascagni
Voyager's Chorus - Mozart
Dido's Lament and final chorus - Purcell
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves - Verdi
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Merrie England
Some Gilbert and Sullivan

 

Concert details

These are general details for our concerts.

The Saturday rehearsal runs from 2pm till 4pm. PLEASE BE IN YOUR SEATS and ready to sing by 2pm.

The concert starts at 7.30 but all choristers should arrive at 7.00p.m. It is a good idea to warm up on your way.
  1. There will be boxes at the back of the church in which to place all your borrowed music after the concert. Please do not take any home with you. If for any reason you do not return your music on or before the night of the concert, it is important that you get in touch with Beverley at beverley.lyle@gmail.com  to arrange its return. Late return of hired music incurs large fines for MCS.
  2. Dress code: Men: Dinner suits, bow tie, white shirt, black shoes. Ladies: Long black skirt or trousers, black shirt/blouse (no jumpers) and MCS scarf. You can buy or borrow a scarf from Jane Scott.
  3. HELP. We usually meet around 1.00pm in the church to set up.
  4. There will be refreshments (red and white wine, soft drinks )in the interval.
  5. There will be a retiring collection for a local charity.
  6. You will be told where to sit for the concert and your name will be on the allotted seat.
 

 

 


 

Last concerts

Our concert in Marlborough in December had an audience of around 125. Our collection raised £382.04 for the Brighter Futures Radiotherapy Appeal for GWR.

Our concert in Marlborough in March had an audience of 120. Our collection raised £289.94 for the Richard Iain Jauncey Sunflower Tribute Fund.
This fund was set up in memory of Richard Jauncey, a young man from Ramsbury who died as a result of epilepsy just weeks after another young man from the same village died from the same cause. All the money collected by the fund will go to the charity, Epilepsy Action. Find out more at richardiain.jauncey.muchloved.com and www.epilepsy.org.uk.





 

Useful resources


Cyberbass 

www.cyberbass.com provides a really useful resource. For a large number of works you can listen (for free) to the choral parts played with your part emphasised.


Concert Music on the Naxos Music Library

If you a member of Wiltshire libraries then you have free access to the Naxos Music Library - an online resource of many, many thousand CDs! There are almost certainly recordings available of pieces in our next concert to listen to online.
 
Access is simple:  
Go to http://wiltshire.naxosmusiclibrary.com/page.library_cardno.asp
Enter your library card number without the spaces - 9 999999 001 becomes 9999999001
Once logged on you can search for whatever takes your fancy


Concert Music on Spotify

If you aren't a member of Wiltshire Library then you could try http://www.spotify.com/ which provides free streaming of all sorts of music - you have the odd short advert but probably less than on commercial radio.

Once you've signed up and installed the client you can access all sorts of content.

If you do install the client I'd suggest you look at your Windows firewall settings. Access these via 'Control Panel', 'Windows Firewall', then open the exceptions tab and unclick the selection next to Spotify. That will stop Spotify accepting incoming network connections.