CONCERT DAY INFORMATION 10 FEBRUARY
OXFORD ORPHEUS CONCERT DAY, 10th February 2024
BRAHMS GERMAN REQUIEM & DVORAK TE DEUM
OXFORD TOWN HALL, ST. ALDATE’S, OXFORD OX1 1BX
Dear Oxford Orphean,
We are delighted that you are joining us to sing the Brahms German Requiem and Dvorak Te Deum
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 – Peters scores for the Brahms, which we are singing in German; Novello scores for the Dvorak. Our singers derive most benefit from the day if they get to know the piece and their part beforehand. Please don’t forget to bring a pencil and a rubber…..!
Choral Line produce practice CDs and supply scores (www.choraline.com) as do Blackwell’s Music Shop.
CLOTHING suggested for the performance is smart black but not DJs. A flash of blue would be acceptable!
PARKING: For singers coming from out of town, 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!
Any queries please telephone 01865 250440, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo Pitt, Oxford Orpheus – Reg Charity No. 1169023