Rehearsals and Events
2019 – 20 Season Dates and repertoire for the first three of our 2019/20 Season concerts are now confirmed:
19th October 2019
Little Organ Mass Haydn, Requiem Fauré in the Ely Cathedral Octagon.
14th December 2019
Christmas Concert, St Mary’s Church.
4th April 2020
African Sanctus Fanshawe in the Ely Cathedral Nave.
July 2020 – not confirmed
Summer concert date not yet agreed with venue.
Rehearsals are held on Monday each week between 7.30pm and 9.30pm in St. John’s School, Ely.
Once a month there is a social group serving a variety of teas and coffees, as well as delicious home made cakes, in the staffroom at school. Members are welcome any time from 18:45 until the start of the rehearsal to join us to chat over tea/coffee and a cake – the drink and the cake are optional as long as you fancy a chat! Dates of these groups are listed in the rehearsal schedule to the right.
Some of the members also meet informally after practice and share a drink (and an optional sandwich) at the Prince Albert pub on Silver Street. Anyone from the Society is welcome to join that group as and when they can, no regular commitment is required.
There is also a rehearsal on the morning or afternoon on the day of each concert, again listed on the rehearsal schedule. Attendance on the day of the concert rehearsal with the orchestra is obligatory.
To ensure the highest quality of performance members should try to attend all rehearsals. For unavoidable absences you should inform a member of the committee of your absence. Members who have not attended sufficient rehearsals will not be permitted to sing in the concerts; anyone with any concerns over their ability to sing a specific concert based on attendance should speak to the conductor Andrew Parnell.
Rehearsals for October concert
Monday 15th – ‘Haydn and Fauré’
Monday 22nd – ‘Haydn and Fauré’
Monday 9th – ‘Haydn and Fauré’
Monday 16th – ‘Haydn and Fauré’
‘Coffee and Cake’ 6:45 pm
Monday 23rd – ‘Haydn and Fauré’
Monday 30th – ‘Haydn and Fauré’
Monday 7th – ‘Haydn and Fauré’
Coffee and Cake – 6:45 pm
Monday 14th – ‘Haydn and Fauré’
Saturday 19th – Haydn and Faure Concert Day, Ely Cathedral
Rehearsal 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Concert 7:30 pm
Monday 21st – Half Term – no rehearsal
Monday 28th – ‘Christmas Concert’
Monday 4th – ‘Christmas Concert’
‘Coffee and Cake’- 6:45 pm
Monday 11th – ‘Christmas Concert’
Monday 18th – ‘Christmas Concert’
Monday 25th – ‘Christmas Concert’
Monday 2nd – ‘Christmas Concert’
‘Coffee and Cake’ – 6:45 pm
Monday 9th – ‘Christmas Concert’
Rehearsal in St. Mary’s Church 7:30 pm
Saturday 14th – Christmas Concert Day, St. Mary’s Church
Rehearsal 10 am to 12:30 pm
Concert 7:00 pm
January 6th 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’