Hello everyone and a happy covid free new year. I hope you all had a joyful and blessed Christmas and that 2021 will be a happier year for everyone.

    I originally wanted to begin rehearsals in the Methodist Hall on January 8th but, of course, that is not possible. Looking at the ways I could organise some type of rehearsal, the obvious way was to use the internet.

    I looked at Zoom and Skype but discarded both for a number of reasons. After careful consideration, I decided to set up the rehearsals using the choir website. I began this is 2019 but it is still not finished. The advantage of this method is that you can rehearse whenever you like and whichever song you like.

    Finally I would like to apologise. Some of you will know that my eyesight isn't all that good since I have very poor parallax vision. I cannot read a voice part and the piano part at the same time. Sometimes I cannot read all of the piano accompaniment. Because of this please forgive any mistakes.

Looking at the songs

    Each song has been divided into approximately 2 page sections. There will be 4 recordings for each section for the 4 voices. I will stress the individual part so that you can play your part several times to learn it.

    After learning each section, I will play the whole piece through for you to sing all of it.

    Hopefully this method will enable you to learn each song and you can practise whenever you like. GOOD LUCK!

    After this there will be a You Tube video of a choir singing the song in 4 part harmony.

    Do let me have any observations you may have.

    Voices are as follows:-

      S or Sop = Soprano ------ A or Alto= Alto
      T or Ten = Tenor ------ B = Bass

      At the end of each song there is a link back to this page.

    Here is a list of the songs for rehearsals: Some of them you will already know but others are new. Click on the link to go to the individual songs.

    1: It all begins with Dream

    2: An American Trilogy

    3: Kalinka - A Russian Folksong

    4: She was Beautiful: Cavatina

    5: You raise me up

    6: Thank you for the Music

    7: I am a small part of the World

    8: Cross the wide Missouri