Members' Area

Notice Board

Current notices:
Current notes
Rehearsals for Verdi's Requiem
Learning resources for Verdi's Requiem
Listen to Verdi's Requiem
Listen to Dan Forrest's Requiem for the Living
Listen to Will Todd's Mass in Blue


Current notes

Rehearsals for Verdi's Requiem

Final three week schedule (current plans):

Tuesday 2 May
Choir only - rehearsal as usual
Atheneum Room

Sunday 14 May
Choir and orchestra
10 am to 1 pm
Band Room

Tuesday 16 May
Choir only - rehearsal as usual
Aheneum Room

Friday 19 May
Everyone
6.30 - 10 pm
Llewellyn Hall

Saturday 20 May
Everyone - full run
10am - 1 pm
Llewellyn Hall


Learning resources for Verdi's Requiem

Midi and MP3 files for the Requiem are available on the midi files page.


Listen to Verdi's Requiem

One of the best-ever recording, with:
Joan Sutherland, soprano
Marilyn Horne, contralto
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Martti Talvela, bajo
Wiener Philharmoniker
Wiener Staatsopernchor
Georg Solti



And this one, conducted by Leonard Bernstein with the London Synphony Orchestra and Chorus, is quite dramatic:



And heaps of other great recordings available on Youtube


Listen to Dan Forrest's Requiem for the Living






Listen to Will Todd's Mass in Blue

With Will Todd himself on piano:




Members' Responsibilities

The Llewellyn Choir's aims are to produce a high standard of choral music and to have fun both in rehearsing and performing. Over the choir's 30 years, we have developed a set of standards to help to ensure that we can meet these aims. They are meant to enhance, not restrict our enjoyment of the choir.

As a choir member, you are expected to:



Membership renewals

Download a membership renewal form and payment instructions:

Use this version if you just want to print it and fill it in by hand:
PDF print version

Use this version if you want to fill it in onscreen using your computer:
Onscreen fillable version
Note that it is not an online form - you have to save a copy to your computer, type your information into it, then either email it to the treasurer or print it and hand it to him at rehearsal.


Learning Resources

Pronunciation guides

Italian
Italian pronunciation guide [PDF, 51K]

Spanish
Two sites which might be useful as general references for pronouncing Spanish (especially in Latin America):
www.theguardian.com/travel/2010/feb/12/learn-spanish-pronunciation
This one is Mexican: rollybrook.com/pronunciation.htm

Midi files

Want to practice your part at home but don't have ready access to a keyboard? Click here to find midi files and mp3 files for both the current and previous concerts, along with instructions for using them.

Useful links

CyberBass
CyberBass is an amazing site – it contains a wealth of resources for choirs and singers, both free and for purchase. For example, for major works you can listen to midi files to help you learn your vocal line.
www.cyberbass.com

Choral Public Domain Library
The Choral Public Domain Library (CPDL) is an internet-based free sheet music website which specializes in choral music. It hosts a large collection of music scores and other supporting files (such as midi or other sound files) which can be freely downloaded and used.
www1.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

The Silvis Woodshed
In the old days a singer would hide out in the woodshed to learn his notes. Now we have tools like midi to help us along. George Silvis hopes for this page to be a collection of midi files and tools to help singers learn their notes so that they can be ready to turn it into music when they go to rehearsal. A fantastis source of midi files for rehearsal.

King's Lynn Festival Chorus
King's Lynn Festival Chorus is the resident choir for one of the UK's growing music festivals. The Chorus was formed in 1977 for an inaugural concert conducted by Christopher Hogwood. They have a comprehensive library of midi files on their website: www.klfc.org.uk/Page%208d.html or www.klfc.org.uk/files/Download/.

Choraline
Choraline provides resources for choirs and singers- for example, vocal scores, folders, rehearsal CDs, pronunciation guides and more.
www.choraline.com









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