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Rehearsing with the Choir
The choir meets every Tuesday evening at 7.30 in the upstairs sanctuary of the Trinity United Reformed Church in
St Martins Square just at the top of the High Street. Rehearsals last until 9pm. There is usually a two week break over the Christmas period,
a one week break at Easter and a more substantial six week break from early July until late August each year.
Rehearsals will vary in content from learning and polishing new material, brushing up on songs we have not used for a while,
or having a full rehearsal of a concert programme on the Tuesday immediately before a concert.
Crauford likes to start proceedings with some gentle arm and neck exercises to warm up the muscles and sort out posture,
then some vocal exercises to warm up the voices before starting into the song schedule for the evening.
We have no voice auditions for new members. Anyone wanting to join us will be made most welcome and will be invited to
join the first or second tenors, baritones or basses depending on voice range. We have often found that new members
will experiment by moving from one voice group to another until they find the one that best suits them.
In the 2017/2018 season Crauford moved away slightly from the 'Swing' numbers of
the previous season and more towards folk music using such resources as the Full English Archivers and Cecil Sharp collected songs. We
often return to venues and sing before regular audiences such as for the Poppy Appeal Concerts and RAFA Wings Appeal Concerts. We therefore
need to offer a significantly changed programme each year.
In 2019 we will move away from monthly concerts and instead prepare just two or three large themed concerts in major concert
venues in and around the city.
We are staying with the monthly concerts for the rest of 2018 and so music that we will be rehearsing from September to
December 2018 will be:
|In the Gloaming||5|
|Speed Your Journey||10|
|Somebody's Calling My Name||13|
|Rhythm Of Life||14|
|When the Saints||20|
|I Dreamed A Dream||39|
|Softly As I Leave You||43|
|The Way We Were||47|
|You Raise Me Up||49|
|What a Wonderful World||51|
|What Would I Do Without My Music||57|
|Lullaby of Birdland||66|
|Lullaby of Broadway||67|
|Sally Gardens/Miller of Dee||68|
|Can't Help Falling in Love With You||116|
|My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose||143|
|In Flanders Fields||-|
|O How Lovely Is The Evening||-|