Gerontius – Small Choir Opportunity

Gerontius – Small Choir Opportunity

Dear All 

In preparation for our new season starting in September, when we will be learning Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius for performance on 24 November, we need to assemble a Semichorus of between 12 and 18 singers, across all four voices (SATB). The Semichorus plays an important part in the work, both alone and in combination with the main full chorus. We need experienced singers with clear voices, who are able to learn quickly and accurately and hold a line on their own.

Here are the page numbers of the relevant sections (Novello Vocal Score): 11-12, 14, 36-37, 44-54, 95-102 (SA only), 102-108, 155-157, 171-173 (SA only), 175-176 (SA only).

There will be separate Semichorus rehearsals, to be held on Wednesday evenings (8 – 9.30pm) at St Mary’s, Balham, on some or all of the following dates: 12 & 26 Sept, 10 & 24 Oct, 7 & 21 November. We may not use all these dates, but you will need to be able to commit to them in advance.

If you want to be considered for the Semichorus, please email David at by no later than Tuesday 28 August. 

Please include in the email (a) the voice part you sing – SAT or B, (b) confirmation that you will be able to make all the Wednesday rehearsal dates if required.

If necessary, auditions will be held on the evening of Wednesday 5 September, so please keep that free too.


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