USEFUL INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings.

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Berwick United Reformed Church (BURC)

Main Street

Spittal

Berwick-upon-Tweed

TD15 1QY

Thursday evenings

7.30 to 9.30pm

There is plenty of parking near the church, but please be considerate towards local residents.

We are currently rehearsing for our next concert on 25th April 2020, when we will be performing Handel's Messiah. 

 

Please try to ensure that you attend as many rehearsals as possible and that you email the Director of Music, Catherine Fish, if you are unable to attend.

Our Membership Secretary records each member’s details and keeps a record of attendances; please tick your name in the register at the beginning of each rehearsal. 

 

Please bring a soft-leaded pencil and eraser with you to rehearsals so that you can annotate your scores as indicated by the Director of Music.

There is an additional rehearsal on the afternoon of our concerts.

MUSIC

Vocal scores are generally obtained through the lending library system and are given out by our Librarian free of charge to members at the start of each term.

 

After each concert you are asked to return all borrowed scores to the Librarian with any pencil markings erased. Anyone unable to take part in the concert is responsible for returning his or her score to the Librarian in person as soon as possible.

 

Late return of scores may incur a fine from the lending library which the member will be expected to pay.

 

Very occasionally, if we cannot source hire scores, it may be necessary to ask members to buy their own.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

The current annual Berwicks Arts Choir membership is £90 per annum or £45 per term.

 

Details of payment options are available from our Treasurer. Contact us for information.

CONCERT DRESS

At concerts our dress code is:

Long black skirt or trousers

Long-sleeved black top

BAC scarf

Dark suit

White shirt

BAC tie and hanky

BAC scarves, ties and hankies are available to purchase at a minimal cost.

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NEWSLETTERS

Choir members are kept informed via regular newsletters.

REHEARSAL AIDS

There is a great deal of material available to help choral singers learn their parts, both free and to purchase. These include:

Large library of rehearsal aids with professional singers providing the vocals

Here is info on Chord Perfect regarding:
 

> Handel's Messiah

And on the Chord Perfect YouTube channel you can follow the sheet music as each part is sung for > Soprano, > Alto, > Tenor and > Bass

Scores, rehearsal and performance CDs to purchase

Here is info on ChoraLine regarding:

> Handel's Messiah

Free for on-line use, choral learning CDs available for purchase

Here is info on CyberBass regarding:

 

> Handel's Messiah

Midi files free to download

Here is info on Learn Choral Music regarding:

> Handel's Messiah

AFFILIATIONS

The choir is a member of Making Music, an organisation supporting voluntary music.

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POLICIES

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