Rehearsals

Next Rehearsal

7.30pm  Monday 1st November 2021

Essential Reading: Rehearsal Risk Assessment

(General Information: Risk Assessment Guidelines For Covid Secure Rehearsals)

Rehearsal Schedule 2021

September:  6th,  13th,  20th,  27th

October:  4th,  11th,  18th,  23rd

November:  1st,  8th,  15th,  22nd,  29th

December:  6th,  13th,  20th

2022

January:  10th,  17th,  24th,  31st

Face Coverings & Singing 

We strive to be an inclusive choir. We share and provide information, to enable members to make their own choices.

The following information has been put together by Making Music; the UK’s largest leisure-time music representative.

The information does not indicate a stipulation or requirement for singing with Isle of Wight Cantata Choir. It is simply…for anyone wondering about the topic, for anyone who may find it helpful, for anyone considering how they may feel more comfortable in starting with, or returning to, choral singing, during this current time…for anyone seeking available products .

‘Face coverings have become part of everyday life and, even as restrictions ease, are likely to continue to be used in many settings, for a while.

The Government’s ‘Suggested principles of safer singing’ Guidance makes clear that “wearing face coverings reduces the mass of aerosol expelled when singing”. But it also says we do not have evidence for: “the degree to which wearing face coverings during singing reduces transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19”.

It is understandable to wonder: Should I consider wearing a face covering?  Why shouldn’t I wear one? , etc, etc.

It is considered that a range of measures reduces risk. Therefore, in addition to adequate ventilation and maintaining personal space – wearing a face covering while singing can be a practical measure, that can reduce the risk of spreading viruses in general (Covid-19, Norovirus, Flu, etc) and can enable singing in rehearsals, to be as safe as practically possible.

There is no doubt, that it is not ideal to sing in a mask, but it is possible – and it will reduce risk.

Masks that are designed specifically for singing, are available. Making Music, in collaboration with the Association of British Choral Directors has collated the following list:’

Voice Recordings

A selection of Voice Recordings from our 18th October 2021 rehearsal – Recorded and Produced by John Waterman

Gabriel Fauré

Requiem: Introit – Kyrie

Requiem: Sanctus

Requiem: Libera me

Cantique de Jean Racine

Rehearsal Information & Preparation:

Autumn Concert 2021: Sat 23rd October

All practice material is intended to be supplementary to the musical direction received in rehearsals from our Musical Director

Requiem Opus 48: Gabriel Fauré

Version: Novello: Desmond Ratcliffe: 1993

 

Practice Audio Support: Choraline / Presto Music (10% discount code: IOW)

Practice Audio Support: YouTube

Practice Audio Support: Choralia  

Practice Audio Support: ChordPerfect on You Tube (Singing: with on-screen notes & words)

SOPRANO 

Part 1: Soprano         Part 2: Soprano       Part 3: Soprano      

Part 5: Soprano        Part 6: Soprano        Part 7: Soprano 

ALTO

Part 1: Alto        Part 2: Alto       Part 3: Alto

Part 5: Alto       Part 6: Alto        Part 7: Alto

 

1st TENOR

Part 1: 1st Tenor        Part 2: 1st Tenor       Part 3: 1st Tenor

Part 5: 1st Tenor        Part 6: 1st Tenor       Part 7: 1st Tenor

 

2nd TENOR  

Part 1: 2nd Tenor       Part 2: 2nd Tenor       Part 3: 2nd Tenor 

Part 5: 2nd Tenor      Part 6: 2nd Tenor       Part 7: 2nd Tenor

 

1st BASS

Part 1: 1st Bass        Part 2: 1st Bass       Part 3: 1st Bass

Part 5: 1st Bass       Part 6: 1st Bass       Part 7: 1st Bass

 

2nd BASS

Part 1: 2nd Bass        Part 2: 2nd Bass       Part 3: 2nd Bass

Part 5: 2nd Bass       Part 6: 2nd Bass       Part 7: 2nd Bass 

Cantique de Jean Racine Opus 11: Gabriel Fauré

Version: Novello: Desmond Ratcliffe: 1993

Practice Audio Support: YouTube

Practice Audio Support: Choralia

Practice Audio Support: ChordPerfect on You Tube (Singing: with on-screen notes & words):

Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass

Madrigal Opus 35: Gabriel Fauré

Version: Novello

Practice Audio Support: You Tube

Practice Audio Support: You Tube (Singing: with on-screen notes & words)

All Parts

All Parts

Practice Audio Support: You Tube (Accompaniment: with on-screen notes & words)

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

SATB

Rehearsal Information & Preparation:

Spring Concert 2023

All practice material is intended to be supplementary to the musical direction received in rehearsals from our Musical Director

Carmina Burana: Carl Orff

Version: Schott 1996

Information Document: Information Document Carmina Burana

Text Translation Document: Carmina Burana Translation

Pronunciation Guidance Document: Carmina Burana Pronunciation

Audio Pronunciation Guide: Carmina Burana Audio Pronunciation 

Practice Audio Support: Choralia

Practice Audio Support: John Fletcher Rehearsal Files  

Practice Audio Support: ChoraLine/Presto Music (10% discount code: IOW)

Lux Aurumque: Eric Whitacre

Information Document: Lux Aurumque & The Seal Lullaby

Practice Audio Support: YouTube (with on-screen notes & words)

Soprano 1        Soprano 2

Alto 1       Alto 2

Tenor 1       Tenor 2

Bass 1       Bass 2 

Seal Lullaby: Eric Whitacre

Practice Support: YouTube

Practice Audio Support: YouTube (with on-screen notes & words)

Soprano

Alto

Tenor

Bass