Concert Information

OXFORD ORPHEUS CONCERT February 2nd 2019
FAURÉ REQUIEM, PARRY and VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
OXFORD TOWN HALL, ST. ALDATE’S, OXFORD OX1 1BX

TIMETABLE FOR THE DAY:
10.15 am Doors open for the Choir – registration
11.00 am Chorus rehearsal
1.00 pm Lunch break
2.00 pm Choir and Orchestra assemble in time for
2.30 pm Rehearsal with orchestra and soloists
5.30 pm End of rehearsal – dinner break
7.00 pm Choir please assemble in The Town Hall, doors open to public
7.30 pm Performance begins
9.30 pm Performance ends

SCORES – we ask singers to PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MUSIC – Editions are as follows:
Parry – ‘I was glad’: Singers may download the choral part for free, click here»
Vaughan Williams – ‘Five Mystical Songs’: published by Stainer & Bell – available from Choral Line or Blackwell’s Music Shop
Fauré – Requiem: any edition.
Our singers derive most benefit from the day if they get to know the piece and their part beforehand. Choral Line produce practise CDs and supply scores: www.choraline.com Blackwell’s Music Shop in Oxford will also be stocking copies of the scores. Please don’t forget to bring a pencil and a rubber…..!
PARKING: If you are coming into Oxford by car please allow sufficient time for parking. Parking nearby is not easy and we would recommend using the Park and Ride facility. Singers based in Oxford are strongly advised to come either on foot, or by bicycle or on public transport.

REFRESHMENTS: As the schedule is so tight singers might like to bring a thermos with them – there will be no break during the morning rehearsal. There are many cafes and restaurants nearby where singers can find something to eat at lunchtime, and before the performance. Information about these will be available on the day for those who come from afar.
In the afternoon the orchestra (who play for nothing), will be given tea but there is not enough time to serve tea to singers as well!

DRESS: Suggested clothing for the performance is smart black but not DJs. A flash of blue would be acceptable!

Any queries please telephone 01865 250440, or email enq.oxfordorpheus@gmail.com
Leo Pitt, Oxford Orpheus