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Concordia Voices Constitution

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Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings from 6.45pm until 9pm in the Sanctuary of the United Reformed Church, 35 High Street Hampton Hilll, Middx TW12 1NB.

There are 3 bus routes: R70, R68 and 285 with the closest bus stop being Holly Road.

On average, there are seven rehearsals leading up to each concert.

Rehearsal Aids
In order to aid the learning of music for our concerts, Concordia Voices has a subscription to the JohnF’s Rehearsal Files which contains individual voice parts for most of the music we perform. You can listen to your individual part or the ensemble and is extremely helpful when learning new music.

Our treasurer(Clive Hall) manages our membership of this site and you should have received an invitation from John Fletcher to join. If you have not received an invitation then please contact Clive.



Future Events
Spring concert 2019 - Tranquility Base Remembering the 50th anniversary of the moon landing of 1969
Saturday 16th March in St John, Hampton Wick

Haydn: Representation of Chaos from The Creation
Stanford: God and the Universe
Parry: My Soul there is a Country and I know my Soul hath Power
Roth: Stargazer
Wood: O Thou the Central Orb
Gjeilo: Northern Lights
Esenvalds: Stars (with tuned wine glasses)
Dove: Seek Him that Maketh the Seven Stars
Whitacre: Sleep and I will wade out

Rehearsals 27th January - 10th March with the AGM 20th January.

Summer concert 2019
Saturday 29th June, St Mary's Twickenham

Geistliches Lied
Funf Gesange

Vaughan Williams:
Old Hundredth
Lord, Thou has been our refuge
In Windsor Forest

Rehearsals 28th April, 5th,12th,19th May, 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd June with a half term break on Sunday 26th May.

Christmas concert 2019
7th December in St John the Divine
Rehearsals 20th October - 1st December

Members Music List
This is a list of the music you will be expected to have in your own library (ie it won’t be hired by the librarian). If you are new, you don’t have to get it all straight away (!) but you will be required to have access to the music if and when it is programmed… if in doubt, do ask!

European Sacred Music OUP
Oxford Book of Tudor Anthems OUP
Noel Faber
Carols for Choirs 1, 2 and 3 Oxford
English Romantic Partsongs OUP
English Pastoral Partsongs OUP

Sheet Music:
Three Latin Motets op 38 Stanford Boosey & Hawkes
Love Divine Goodall Faber
I am the Day Dove Peters
Seek him that Maketh the Seven Stars Dove Faber
Four Motets Duruflé Durand
Absolon my Son Rathbone Peters
Silent Night arr Paul Ayres (from Charles)
Purcell’s Funeral Sentences Paul Ayres (from Charles)
A New Song MacMillan Boosey & Hawkes
Messe Sollenelle Hakim UMP
Missa Assumpta est Maria Palestrina Chester
Early one Morning
O Waly, Waly
arr Salter  

Presentation Guidelines
Following much discussion about how we present ourselves the general consensus seemed to be that as we are improving musically it would be a good idea to pay a bit more attention to our presentation so that we look as well as sound the part!

The following are some suggestions we would like to adopt – as you will see in some cases we have outlined an ideal but accept that this may not be achievable/practical for everybody and /or in every circumstance. The idea is that we have a common understanding of what we are aiming for and each do the best we can!

Dress Code for Concerts

DJs, white shirts and black bow ties (in summer, depending on weather, may dispense with jackets but please bring them anyway just in case)
Dark shoes and socks

Long black skirt or trousers (or short with black tights/stockings!)
Black top with long sleeves (in winter) or short sleeves/sleeveless (in summer but no vest tops please)
Dark shoes/boots (preferably black)
Discreet jewellery and no coloured scarves/belts etc
Black cardigan/jacket or long sleeved top as well in case needed

Dress Code for Services
Suit, light shirt and tie (preferably not too bright!) (in summer, depending on weather, may dispense with jackets but please bring them anyway just in case)

Summery dress preferably not too strappy
Cardigan/jacket or long sleeved top as well in case needed

Ideally we should ‘go on’ with only our music ie no bags/water bottles etc. Whenever possible we will arrange to have a safe place to leave stuff of a ‘minder’ or two to look after bags etc but it would be helpful if you could leave valuables at home/in hotel safes as much as possible and get into the habit of using/bringing a small plain black bag to use if we can’t cater for valuables. If you really must have water please try to put it in position before we process on so that you don’t have to carry it with you and please drink it discreetly – you don’t see professional choristers swigging water between numbers!

Ideally we should all have our music in order in a folder prior to going on so that we don’t have to shuffle through bits of paper during the performance. It would also be preferable to have all music with you throughout the performance to avoid having to retrieve pieces from the floor or from where you were sitting.

Obviously there are some barriers to this ideal. The programme is subject to change (even during the performance as we experienced in Brussels!). Several pieces may be from the same book. Carrying all the music may be heavy. However a bit of forward planning and some photocopying could help a lot and we are working on the folders.

The way we get on and off (and to and from our singing positions if these are different from where we are sitting) can have a big impact on our ‘professionalism’. Obviously we can not have a standard solution as all venues are different so we will look at each one as we get to it and decide what is best.