Rehearsals

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Pieces for Term 4 2019

NielsenHelios Overture
3222 4331
12 minutes

Grieg – Piano Concerto
2222 423
28 minutes

SibeliusSymphony No. 5
2222 433
32 minutes

Rehearsal schedule for Term 4

All rehearsals are at St Andrew’s on The Terrace. Rehearsals in the Church may be moved into the Hall at short notice, except when the piano is needed.

Rehearsals are with Sam Burstin except where noted otherwise in the Location column.

The rehearsal schedule will be finalised after the conductor has met the orchestra and run through the whole programme on 15 October.

DateLocationWorks
15 OctChurchRun through whole programme
22 OctChurch (Wind & Brass, Ian Ridgewell)
Hall (Strings, Rachel Hyde)
Sectionals
Wind & Brass: Nielsen, Sibelius
Strings: Sibelius, Nielsen
29 OctChurchSibelius
5 NovChurchTBC
12 NovChurchTBC
19 NovChurchTBC
26 NovChurchGreig with soloist
Second half TBC
3 DecChurchGrieg with soloist
Other pieces as needed
Saturday
7 Dec
afternoon
ChurchDress rehearsal
whole programme in concert order
Sunday
8 Dec
afternoon
ChurchConcert
setup at 1:30 p.m. TBC
for a 2:30 p.m. concert

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.