We began rehearsals for the December 2 performance of Handel's Israel in Egypt on Tuesday 28 August 2018 at High Church, Hilton (7:30—9:30 p.m.) and rehearsals will coniniue at the same times and at the same venue until Tuesday 6 November, with a break during the school October holidays (no rehearsals on 16 and 23 October). Starting on Tuesday 30 November, rehearsals will take place at the same times in St Machar's Cathedral. Full rehearsals with soloists and orchestra will take place in the afternoons of Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 December.

Peter recommends the recording by The Sixteen, Coro COT16011, available as a CD or download. You can buy a rehearsal CD or a download/stream of your part from Choraline. A 10% discount is available for choir members - the code will be sent by email. Cyberbass have streamed parts online at no cost (downloadable for a fee).

December 2018 Weekly Rehearsal Schedule

Date

Venue

Items

Tue 28 Aug

High Church Hilton

General introduction and sing through as much of the work as possible

Tue 4 Sep

High Church Hilton

Nos 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9. (The Sequence of Plagues) - no. 9 not covered

Tue 11 Sep

High Church Hilton

Revise last week’s work.
No. 9. Nos 18 and 39. The Horse and the Rider.

Tue 18 Sep

High Church Hilton

Revise last week’s work.
Nos 12, 15, 17, 20, 25, 30, 35, 37. (All of the short chorus quasi-recitatives)
Followed by Social Event

Tue 25 Sep

High Church Hilton

Nos 24, 11, 27
Revision of all music covered to date.

Tue 2 Oct

High Church Hilton

Nos. 8, 16, 21, 27

Tue 9 Oct

High Church Hilton

Auditions for JL Conducting Scholarship.
Revise all work covered to date.

Tue 16/23 Oct

-

October break

Tue 30 Oct

High Church Hilton

Revise Plague Sequence.
Nos 7, 13, 26

Tue 6 Nov

St Machar's Cathedral Revise Horse and Rider choruses. Revise 13.
Nos 31, 6, 33

Tue 13 Nov

St Machar's Cathedral

Nos 10, 14, 18

Tue 20 Nov

St Machar's Cathedral

All as required

Tue 27 Nov

St Machar's Cathedral

All as required

Sat 1 Dec

St Machar's Cathedral

Full rehearsal with Soloists and Orchestra - all chorus numbers

Sun 2 Dec

St Machar's Cathedral

Full rehearsal with Soloists and Orchestra - entire work