Rehearsal 23 April

I look forward to seeing those of you who are able to sing on Sunday afternoon.  The concert starts at 3.30. We are not starting the concert and it won’t really be possible to warm up beforehand, so just arrive and be audience to begin with.

Dress – cheerful if possible please!!  As I mentioned in the rehearsal, let’s also make our performance as colourful as possible, to help everyone in the audience remember wonderful times from their childhood.

Jacquie’s note :
In Monday’s rehearsal I would like to cover:

Day by Day

Apple, apple and The Old Woman (Seiber folksongs)

Hungarian Folksongs – Apple

The Old Woman

O magnum mysterium – learning the beginning of the Alleluia and starting to build confidence elsewhere.  Do listen to it if you can, as it is a very different sound world from most other music we sing.

O Magnum Mysterium

All but the Soprano part

Possibly a little of We beseech thee

We beseech thee

Rehearsal 16 April

On Monday we’ll have a quick run through the songs for the community concert in the chapel so we can check singing positions etc.  I hope to cover:

Over the Rainbow

Over the rainbow

Teddy Bears’ picnic

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

O Magnum Mysterium, particularly learning the section from b.40 onwards

O Magnum Mysterium

Here, there and everywhere, particularly p.7 onwards

For the Fallen – after our work this week on the first page we’ll concentrate on the second page

For the fallen

For the Beauty of the Earth – starting at b.35

For the Beauty of the Earth

Rehearsal 9 April

Dear Singers,
I hope you enjoyed the Easter break, even if it was rather wet!
My plan for Monday is:

  • Day by Day – particularly b.43 onwards
  • When the Saints – working on the second half
  • O magnum – including learning the new passage from b. 27 onwards
  • The Handsome Butcher – aiming to add some more polish and details
  • For the Fallen – how much can we remember from our last performance ?

Parts here (NB above link was to the recordings from last time, let me know if there’s been any change – DM)

Recording here :

  • Over the Rainbow – we will be performing this on April 22 April
  • For the Beauty of the Earth (depending on time)

See you on Monday,


Rehearsal 26 March

… in close second place here’s Jacquie’s list for Monday’s rehearsal.

Monday is the last rehearsal of the term.  I would like to rehearse:

Here, there and everywhere

Here, there and everywhere

O Magnum Mysterium – probably b.1-28 and the Alleluia

O Magnum Mysterium

Teddy Bear’s Picnic – hopefully just a quick polish of one or two areas

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

We beseech thee – to consolidate the work we did on Monday

We beseech thee

For the Fallen

Over the Rainbow – polishing ready for the Community Concert

Over the rainbow

Perhaps more, depending on how things go!!
See you on Monday,


O Magnum Mysterium

I came across these and wondered if you might them useful.  They play the individual parts and have a choir singing the other parts in the background.

Rehearsal Extras

Also, if anyone’s interested, I can provide sets of copies of all of Jacquie’s recordings, by part.  Jeannie asked about this for the alto parts and one way of getting the whole set to play continuously is to copy the set into iTunes, if you have this on your computer.  iTunes should then be able to synchronise with  an iPhone.  Otherwise there are free apps for Android phones that should be able to do the same.  Or, of course, I could give you a set on a CD so you could play it the old way.  Just email me if you’re interested  –

Rehearsal – 19 March

Sorry, bit trigger happy with the first of these.   Here’s what Jacquie intended.

I can’t believe that this term is almost coming to an end already – how the weeks fly. June may still feel way off in the future, but it will be here before we know it.

On Monday I would like to work on:

Seiber Folksongs – Apple, Apple

It was a lover and his lasse

O Magnum Mysterium

Very different from anything else we’re singing but beautiful music to experience, and we’ll see how we get on with it. Have a listen here:

Parts here for anyone not going via the website

We beseech thee – particularly from b.53, which we haven’t yet covered

Turn Back O man – covering the part we didn’t work on last week

Here, there and everywhere – especially the final section

More if we have time……..

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday,

Rehearsal 12 March

Next week Jacquie’s plan is: 

Over the Rainbow

Over the rainbow

Teddy Bear’s picnic

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Both of these are for our Community concert on Sunday April 22nd

 We beseech thee

We beseech thee

This page also has a YouTube clip from the film version of Godspell of Day by Day – to show you the original spirit, as Katie suggested.  You can also go to it using this link

Parts can also be found here:


Turn Back o Man

Turn Back o Man

Apple, apple from the Seiber folksongs

Hungarian Folksongs – Apple

And anything else we might have time for!

The Magog Singers, who sang with you in Trinity, are performing in Barrington church on Saturday 28 April, alongside the Brass Band who played at breakfast time during the Marathon.  It would be lovely to see some of you there, so I have attached a flyer with the details, and would also be grateful if you would send it to anyone who might be interested.  The brass band might appeal to youngsters learning brass instruments, and people who perhaps aren’t necessarily so interested in choral music!