We Are The Mainesong Choir

Composer – Wendy Rowlands, 2021

Practice tracks – the idea is to make your part promintent. So playing the track for your part you’ll hear your line in the center, picked out with a piano voicing, while the other parts are rendered in the voices of synthesized angels, off to the sides and softer.

For an overall view of the picece, the SATB track has all parts evenly balanced and in piano voicing.

The score for your part can be downloaded from the Scores Gallery

Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Bass
SATB

Choir as at 6 Sept ’21

Hello Songsters


Who would have thought so little activity could lead to so much happening, even as so much is being called off?


Block 3, cancelled

With our “small groups method” we managed to squeeze in four nice rehearsals during our current Block, but lockdowns have played havoc with us and the Steering Group considers that there are slim prospects of restrictions easing sufficiently to allow any more face-to-face singing in this Block. So, we’ve cancelled the remaining sessions up to and including Wednesday 15th Sept.


Block 4, not scheduled … yet


At this stage we’re leaving Block 4 (from the end of Sept up to Christmas) unscheduled and we’ll wait to see how the lockdowns look leading into October, and we’ll let you know as soon as we know, etc.


The Flexible Choir


With the virus and lockdowns messing with our best laid plans we realise that we have to be flexible in our approach to our group activities, and the real aim of our efforts now are to maintain the continuity of the Choir and work to that point a few weeks or months from now when most of us are fully vaxxed and the dangers of the virus have receded. At that time we want to be able to pop out of our burrows at speed and get properly singing once more.


Zooming the Choir


As something to bridge the gap from now until we resume we’ll be running zoom sessions each Wednesday. These are not as a replacement for real choir, Alicia considers them to be more like what happens during tea break – a way to discuss the repertoire and keep it in mind, some rehearsal singing with mute turned on, swapping news, talking about music generally and simply keeping in touch. There’s no obligation for anyone to attend these zoomings (which are non-billable items, ie. no choir fees attached), but the two zooms we’ve had so far have been good fun and have served to keep our voices and heads going in the right direction. There’ll be weekly emails going out with the zoom session details that will allow you to login at the Wednesday time slot, so if you’ve a mind to drop in for some chat, please do.


Simon, Virginia, Alicia, Sue & Barry
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Because

Various versions of one of The Beatles best

Because

Aah
Because the world is round
It turns me on
Because the world is round

Aah
Because the wind is high
It blows my mind
Because the wind is high

Aah
Love is old, love is new
Love is all, love is you

Because the sky is blue
It makes me cry
Because the sky is blue
Aah

Choir Wed 28th July

Small group for Tenor/Bass
no choir this week for Soprano/Alto

Hello Folks

Lockdown thankfully has lifted on cue, but with restrictions on the size of gatherings.
This week we’re able to have a small group, and it’s now the turn of Tenor/Bass to receive Wendy’s ‘focus’ treatment.

So – 

  • Tenor/Bass only this week, at the usual time
  • No choir this week for Soprano/Alto

We’ll be monitoring things over the next few days and will let everyone know ASAP about what’s happening next week.

rgds
Simon
– for the Steering Group
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Locked down again

Choir Wed. 21st July has been cancelled

Hello Folks

Our lockdown has been extended beyond tomorrow Tuesday, which means this Wednesday’s choir 21st July will not proceed.

We’ll keep our eye on the situation and email you with updates for the weeks following and let you know when it’s safe to resume.

If you’re aware of anyone else who should get this message please pass it on.

If you have any questions email choir.mainesong@gmail.com any time.

regards
Steering Group