Rehearsal Information

December 2017 Performance - J.S. Bach Christmas Oratorio

Rehearsals for the performance on Sunday 3 December 2017 began on Tuesday 29 August 2017 in High Church, Hilton from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

If you don't have a piano, consider practising using the Cyberbass website (free - see below) or ordering MP3 files or a CD of your part from Choraline. You can also spend a bit of time attuning your ear to the pronunciation of the German lyrics on our own website.

Rehearsals will continue at the same time in the same venue every Tuesday evening with the exception of Tuesdays 17 and 24 October (school October holidays) until Tuesday 31 October, after which the venue will change to St Machar's Cathedral on Tuesdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 November, again from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

There will be a choir social with wine and nibbles in the second half of the rehearsal on Tuesday 19 September and a Welcome chat with new members during the interval on Tuesday 26 September.

There will be full rehearsals with orchestra and soloists in St Machar's Cathedral on Saturday 2 December and Sunday 3 December, both probably from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. with the performance on the Sunday evening at 7:45 p.m.

You can practise your individual part online free of charge on the Cyberbass website. You can also pay to download MP3 files or order a CD of your part from the same site, but it is cheaper (for both) and much quicker (in the case of the CD) to buy these from Choraline - use the discount code ABERDEEN to reduce the cost by 10% and buy a CD for £13.68 including postage.

Reformation 500 Service St Nicholas Kirk Sunday 29 October

A group of singers from the Choir will take part in a service to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation on Sunday 29 October. There will be an all day rehearsal in St Margaret's School on Saturday 28 October and a run through in St Nicholas Kirk on the day of the service (time to be confirmed).