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Rehearsals are held in the Fairford United Church, Milton Street, Fairford GL7 4BW on Wednesdays from 7.30pm until 9.30 p.m. with a short break during the evening. There may be an extra rehearsal during the term, on a Sunday afternoon in St Mary’s Church. There will also be an additional rehearsal on the day of the concert.

Because of the relatively restricted practice time we encourage a high level of attendance at practices. Sympathetic consideration will be given to those members who are unable to meet the target of 80% attendance but who are able to demonstrate satisfactory knowledge of the music to be performed.

Performances normally take place around Easter and in the Autumn and there are between 10 and 12 weeks of rehearsal for each.

Fairford and District Choral Society

Rehearsal Schedule

Spring Concert 2018

A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms (sung in English)

Music will be provided; we will be using the Novello edition if you wish to bring your own copy.

Concert on 21st April at 7.30 p.m. in St Mary’s Church.

Rehearsals (7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.) start on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018 in Fairford United Church.

An extra rehearsal is planned for Sunday, 15th April 2018 from 1.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m. in St Mary’s Church.

Learning aids:
This recording of the Requiem (in English) is strongly recommended.

There are some good recordings on YouTube, but all in German: DRSO - Herbert Blomstedt and Herbert von Karajan Wiener Philharmoniker

Here are links to Cyberbass and Choralia, to practice your parts: Cyberbass

And there is also Choraline, if anyone which is very useful to put it into your car and listen when you drive.

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