Rehearsals

Freshers Week 2018 and First Rehearsal!

Tomorrow marks the start of the 2018/19 academic year, and we could not be more excited! Freshers Week will run from 3-7 September, and Choral will have a stand each day from 9am-4pm. Be sure to drop by and sign up for the year.

Our first rehearsal will run from 6.30-9pm in Regent House (above Front Arch) on Wednesday 12th September (subsequent rehearsals will run from 7-9pm). You can also come along and join at this rehearsal. Singers of all levels of experience are welcome to join us as we prepare for our performances of Haydn's Nelson Mass in November. If you have any further questions, please get in touch via our contact us page.

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Freshers Week 2017

The new academic year is about to kick off, and we could not be more excited! Freshers Week will run from 18-22 September, and Choral will have a stand each day from 9am-4pm. Be sure to drop by and sign up for the year. For more information on our events programme for this year, check out our programme below.

Our first rehearsal will run from 6.30-9pm in Regent House (above Front Arch) on Wednesday 27th September (subsequent rehearsals will run from 7-9pm). You can also come along and join at this rehearsal. Singers of all levels of experience are welcomg to join us as we prepare for our performances of Mozart's dramatic Requiem in November. If you have any further questions, please get in touch via our contact us page.

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Freshers’ Week

We’ll have a stall in Front Square for the entire week where you can come along and join!

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First Rehearsal

Our first rehearsal will be on Wednesday 27th September in Regent House from 7-9pm. You can come along and join on the night, or at any of the first three rehearsals

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Michaelmas Term Concert

Mozart Requiem and other pieces. Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November 2017 in the Public Theatre, Trinity College.

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Christmas Concert

Stay tuned for further details on this exciting event scheduled for December 2017!

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Hilary Term Concert

March 2018. Rossini Petite Messe Solonnelle

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New term approaching…

Freshers’ Week, is now just over a month away! Choral has an extremely exciting line-up for the 2013-14 academic year, kicking off with performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Te Deum in November.

We are accepting new members across all voice parts for the upcoming term. You can sign up at our stand in Front Square during Freshers’ Week (16-20 September) or at our first rehearsal in Regent House on Wednesday 25th September at 7.30pm.

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Summer Singing 2013 is underway

Rehearsals are underway for the first Summer Singing project of 2013, a performance of Mozart’s Sparrow Mass and the Pergolsi/Durante Magnificat. Rehearsals take place at 7pm on Wednesdays, typically in the Eliz Rooms in House 6 and occasionally in the Musuem Building. If you are interested in taking part in Summer Singing, please get in touch with us and we will add you to the mailing list. Alternatively, just turn up to a rehearsal!

 

Summer Singing was conceived as a simple way for members to continue singing with one another over the University’s summer break. The conductor and soloists for performances are typically drawn from the society’s membership. In the recent past, works such as Vivaldi’s Gloria and Mozart’s Coronation Mass have been performed, along with numerous smaller pieces.

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Upcoming concerts

Our upcoming performances of Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht will take place in the Public Theatre, Trinity College on March 20 and 21 at 8pm. The soloists for the concerts will be announced shortly, and tickets will be available in the coming weeks.

 

In other news, UDCS will be taking part in the revival of the Choral Intervarsities, taking place at TCD this upcoming weekend. Our AGM will be on Wednesday 13th February, while the Cherry Cup competition will happen a week later on the 20th.

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Third rehearsal this Wednesday, last chance to join for this term, and important dates

Our third rehearsal of the term will take place in Regent House at 7pm on Wednesday 30 January. This is the final opportunity for new members to join ahead of our upcoming performances of Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht.

The coming weeks will be extremely busy for Choral, so make sure to be aware of the following dates:

Saturday 9th February – Competing in Intervarsities in Trinity College

Wednesday 13th February – AGM

Wednesday 20th February – Cherry Cup competition. Entry forms and music available at rehearsals

 

Also, keep your eyes open for the launch of the Choral + project (details to follow) in the coming weeks!

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Hilary Term Rehearsals Continue

Many thanks to all that attended our first rehearsal of the term last week – preparations for the concerts are off to a great start. Rehearsals continue in Regent House on Wednesdays from 7pm. New members will still be welcome to join the choir at our rehearsals on 23rd and 30th January.

Also, we now have dates confirmed for the AGM and the annual Cherry Cup competition. They are the 13th and 20th of February respectively.

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Hilary Term 2013

UDCS wishes all a wonderful Christmas and New Year. 2013 promises to be another tremendously exiting year for Choral. Our Hilary Term concert series will include performances of Brahm’s powerful German Requiem and Mendelssohn’s quirky Die erste Walpurgisnacht (The First Walpurgis Night). The upcoming term will also see the 2013 iteration of the Cherry Cup competition for unaccompanied vocal quartets. Stay tuned for more information regarding this event.

Rehearsals will commence on Wednesday 16th January at 7pm in Regent House (just above Front Arch). New members are welcome to join the choir on the night. If you have any questions regarding membership, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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First Rehearsal

It has been an extremely busy Freshers’ Week for Choral this year. After five days of signing up new members, performing a concert in the Chapel, and holding a wine reception, it is now time to look ahead to the coming term.

Choral’s activities for the 2012-13 academic year will begin in earnest with our first rehearsal this coming Wednesday, 26th September at 6.30 pm in Regent House (which is above Front Arch, enter college through the front gate, take the door on the right under the arch and follow the stairs up to the top floor). As many new members will be signing up, and scores will need to be distributed, please arrive on time so that the actual rehearsal can begin promptly.

 

The programme for our upcoming concert (to take place in the Public Theatre at the end of November) will consist of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor and Haydn’s Nelson Mass.

If you didn’t get a chance to sign up with Choral during Freshers’ Week, be sure to come along and join on Wednesday evening (no audition required for prospective members with musical experience).

After rehearsal, we will be heading to Mc Turcaills on Townsend Street for food and socialising!

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First Rehearsal of 2012!

The first rehearsal for our upcoming performance of Handel’s Messiah will take place this Wednesday [18th of January!] in Regent House. Please arrive by 6.30 pm to allow time for registration and the distribution of scores before the singing commences. New members of some, or no experience at all are more than welcome to come along and join (no audition is required). We look forward to seeing both familiar members return and also plenty of new faces at rehearsal tonight to begin what should be an exciting term!

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