April 2023 Rehearsal Schedule

Members have been emailed a revised version of the schedule, matching the version below, on Tuesday 17th January. Paul's recommendations for YouTube recordings are below.


Practice Tracks and Recordings


Chord Perfect has practice tracks with real singers for each part in the Bach Magnificat and Handel The King Shall Rejoice. Cyberbass has all three works with synthesised instruments playing the notes. On both platforms you can listen online free or pay to download your part.

The Cyberbass website puts up a donation request; whether or not you donate, you then end up on the Cyberbass Home Page, which is missing the search facility. Click on the Major Works link where you will find links to the rehearsal tracks for all three works.


J.S. Bach
Magnificat in D major

Van Veldhoven/Netherlands Bach Society
Chord Perfect Rehearsal Tracks


G.F. Handel
The King Shall Rejoice

The English Consort/Pinnock
Chord Perfect Rehearsal Tracks


Joseph Haydn
Mass in time of war

Bernstein/Bavarian Radio State Orchestra
Cyberbass rehearsal tracks


Rehearsal Schedule

Tuesday 10th January
7:30 p.m.
High Hilton Church

Sing through ‘The King Shall Rejoice’.
Sing through ‘Magnificat’.
Sing through ‘Mass in Time of War’.

Tuesday 17th January
7:30 p.m.
High Hilton Church

Finish initial sing through of ‘Mass in Time of War’.
Detailed work on ‘Magnificat’; Movement 1: Magnificat and Movement 12 ‘Gloria patri’.
Detailed work on ‘Mass in Time of War’; Movement 1: Kyrie

Tuesday 24th January
7:30 p.m.
High Hilton Church

Detailed work on ‘The King Shall Rejoice’; Movement 1: ‘The King Shall Rejoice’ and movement 2; ‘Exceeding Glad Shall He Be’.
Detailed work on ‘Magnificat’; Movement 4: ‘Omnes generationes’.
Detailed work on ‘Mass in Time of War’; Movement 2: Gloria

Tuesday 31st January
7:30 p.m.
High Hilton Church

Detailed work on ‘Magnificat’; Movement 7: ‘Fecit potentiam’.
Detailed work on ‘The King Shall Rejoice’; Movement 3: ‘Glory and Great Worship’ and Movement 4: ‘Thou hast Prevented Him’. (not covered)
Detailed work on ‘Mass in Time of War’; Movement 3: Credo.

Tuesday 7th February
7:30 p.m.
High Hilton Church

Detailed work on ‘Magnificat’; Movement 7: ‘Fecit potentiam’ and Movement 11: ‘Sicut locutus est’.
Detailed work on ‘The King Shall Rejoice’; Movement 5: ‘Alleluia’.
Detailed work on ‘Mass in Time of War’; Movement 3: Credo and Movement 4: Sanctus

Tuesday 14th February
Half Term Break

No rehearsal

Tuesday 21st February
7:30 p.m.
High Hilton Church

Detailed work on ‘Magnificat’; Movement 4: ‘Omnes generationes’.
Detailed work on ‘The King Shall Rejoice’; Movement 4: ‘Thou hast Prevented Him’ and Movement 5: ‘Alleluia’.
Detailed work on 'Mass in Time of War' Movement 5: Benedictus and Movement 6: Agnus Dei.

Tuesday 28th February
7:30 p.m.
High Hilton Church

Detailed work on ‘Magnificat’; Movement 1: Magnificat and Movement 12 ‘Gloria patri’.
Detailed work on ‘Mass in Time of War’; Movement 2: Gloria.
Detailed work on ‘The King Shall Rejoice’; Movement 1: ‘The King Shall Rejoice’ and
Movement2 ‘Exceeding Glad Shall He Be’.

Tuesday 7th March
7:30 p.m.
High Hilton Church

Detailed work on ‘Magnificat’; Movement 11: ‘Sicut locutus est’.
Detailed work on ‘The King Shall Rejoice’; Movement 3: ‘Glory and Great Worhsip’ and Movement 4: ‘Thou hast Prevented Him’.
Detailed work on ‘Mass in Time of War’; Movement 4: Sanctus and Movement 5: Benedictus.

Tuesday 14th March
7:30 p.m.
High Hilton Church

Detailed work on ‘Magnificat’; Movement 7: ‘Fecit potentiam’.
Detailed work on ‘The King Shall Rejoice’; Movement2 ‘Exceeding Glad Shall He Be’.
Detailed work on ‘Mass in Time of War’; Movement 1: Kyrie and Movement 2: Gloria

Tuesday 21st March
7:30 p.m.
St Machar's Cathedral

Detailed work on ‘Magnificat’; Movement 4: ‘Omnes generationes’.
Sing through ‘The King Shall Rejoice’; address problem sections.
Detailed work on ‘Mass in Time of War’; Problematic passages identified in previous rehearsals.

Tuesday 28th March
7:30 p.m.
St Machar's Cathedral

Sing through ‘Magnificat’ and ‘Mass in Time of War’; address problem sections.

Tuesday 4th April
Easter Break

No rehearsal

Tuesday 11th April
Easter Break

No rehearsal

Tuesday 18th April
7:30 p.m.
St Machar's Cathedral

Problem areas arising from the previous weeks.

Tuesday 25th April
7:30 p.m.
St Machar's Cathedral

Run through all Chorus passages with Piano. Address problem sections.

Saturday 29th April
2:00 p.m.
St Machar's Cathedral

Run through all Chorus passages with Orchestra.

Sunday 30th April
2:00 p.m.
St Machar's Cathedral

Run through all soloist passages with Soloists and Orchestra.
‘Top and tail’ Chorus sections as required.