Rehearsals

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Pieces for Term 1 2019

Mendelssohn – Ruy Blas Overture 
2222 4230 timp strings
7½ min

Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante
2 oboes, 2 horns (Eb), strings
30 min

Brahms – Symphony No. 1
2222 contra 4230 timp strings
55 min

Rehearsal schedule Term 1 2019

5 February

 

Ruy Blas, Brahms IV
Brahms I-III, Mozart

12 February

  Ruy Blas, Brahms IV
Brahms II and III & Mozart

19 February

  Ruy Blas (no lower brass)
Brahms (no lower brass)

26 February

  Sectionals

5 March

  Mozart with soloists: Gill and Monique
Brahms (no lower brass)

12 March

  Ruy Blas, Brahms IV
Brahms I, Mozart till 8.45pm
9.00pm: AGM

19 March

  Mozart with soloists: Gill and Monique
Brahms II-IV (no lower brass)

26 March

  Run Brahms
Ruy Blas

2 April

  Mozart with soloists: Monique
As required

Sat 6 April

1:30pm (tbc) 

Dress rehearsal in concert order

Sun 7 April

1:30pm (tbc)

Concert (concert starts at 2:30pm)

Notes for players about rehearsals

  • Rehearsals are on Tuesday nights, 7:30 to 9:45 pm.
  • The venue needs to be set up before rehearsal. A member of the committee will arrive at 7.00pm to open up. We appreciate players turning up early to help set up the seating.
  • Please be ready to tune at 7.25pm, so that rehearsal can start at 7.30pm.
  • When the Leader stands to tune please be quiet. This signals that they are ready for the orchestra to tune up. Wait for the oboe to give an A. The Leader will tune the orchestra in the order of brass, woodwind, strings. Sections not being tuned should be silent.
  • Please only tune quietly so that others can hear their own note. String players, initially tune your A only. When the Leader sits down you may then (and not before) tune your other strings quietly.
  • Please keep any relevant conversation to a minimum and then only speak softly; and refrain from talking especially while the conductor is addressing the orchestra or any section.
  • There is a break in the middle of the rehearsal for coffee, tea and chat. Please do listen for when you need to be back in place to re-start.
  • At the end of rehearsal please help to put the chairs and other furniture back where they were before rehearsal for the next users of the church or hall. This must always be done.
  • If you are unable to attend rehearsal please contact your section leader to record your apology.