Information for Choir Members

These pages contain important information including rehearsal dates, details of our concert dress code and practice resources to download or watch.

There will be news for choir members plus a list of key dates.

There is a list of the current members of the committee.

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(Page last updated 28th June 2020)
In rehearsal
Until further notice, as a result of the Corona Virus Outbreak all rehearsals have been CANCELLED

Now for something completely different!

New The Sevenoaks Philharmonic Society are organizing a Summer School and it's also open to BPC members. Jeremy sent out an email with the details, but they are repeated here:

"Outline :

•  6 Zoom Sessions : Tuesdays 7th to 28th July and 11th to 18th August all at 8pm
    to last about an hour
•  Led by Robyn, building on the success and enjoyment SPS have had using Zoom
    this term
•  Warm ups, play-throughs, Sectional Rehearsals with Robyn and Tracey, sing throughs
•  Possibility of producing a "Zoom Choir" video depending on technology and interest
•  Singing Fee £20 with all income to Robyn and Tracey Renwick (SPS Accompanist
    who will take sectional rehearsals alongside Robyn)

Robyn is finalising the musical programme and we will send downloadable voice parts for use on screen or to print locally

Current programme includes
•  The Blue Bird by Stanford
•  Three-minute Messiah arr. Peter Gritton
•  Shenandoah - Traditional American arr. Chilcott
•  The Seal Lullaby by Eric Whitacre
•  The Bare Necessities by Terry Gilkyson

Other content to be announced"

John Larner of SPS is doing the admin for the Summer School and will manage the Zoom sessions. If any Bromley Phil members want to join Robyn and Tracey for the Summer School, they will be more than welcome. John will be happy to assist you to set up Zoom in case you aren't already using it and will be able to help you check that you can connect. Please contact John Larner direct using the details given in the email to sign up. If you didn't get the email or have lost it, please contact Jeremy who will pass on John's contact information to you.

No Parking required!

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Some Musical Definitions - This is the last week, unless anyone knows better! Please email if you do.

Week 10
Scales fishy things
Trill bird food
Melody an ancient and now extinct art in songwriting
Music happiness
Week 9
Virtuoso someone who can work wonders with easy-play music
Fugue clever stuff
Prelude warm-up session before the clever stuff
exclamation made when Moggy does a "whoopsie" on
the carpet
Week 8
Flats English apartments
Double flats English apartments for large families
Sharps medical waste - take care!
Double sharps medical waste - scalpels only - take double care!
Week 7
Key signatures
silly things put there to frighten you
(ignore them - they will go away and so will your audience)
Time signatures things for drummers to ignore
Colla voce this shirt is so tight I can't talk
Professional anyone who can't hold down a steady job
Week 6
Tonic a pick-me-up
Syncopation bowel condition brought on by an overdose of jazz
Crotchet knitting
Quaver the feeling before a lesson when you haven't practised
Week 5
Chords things that organists play with one finger
Dischords things that organists play with two fingers
Suspended chord for lynching the soloist
Rubato ointment for the musician's back
Subdominant "I can't play until I've asked the wife"
Week 4
Cantabile singing (that is, viz, drunk)
Con Spirito drunk again
Cantata a fizzy drink
Tutti ice cream
Coda served with chipsa
Codetta child's portion
Week 3
the days leading up to Easto
(with eggo and choco and things)
brewed in Germany
(hence "Handel's Largo reaches the parts other beers cannot reach")
Piu Animato if you don't clean that rabbit out, it will have to go
Interval time to meet the players in the bar
Perfect Interval     when the drinks are on the house
Week 2
Con moto I have a car
Allegro a small motor car
Maestro a bigger motor car
Metronome            person small enough to fit comfortably into a mini
Week 1
p - piano (soft) the neighbours have complained
f - forte (loud) the neighbours are out
crescendo - getting louder testing the neighbours tolerance level
ff - fortissimo (VERY loud) to hell with the neighbours
pp - pianissimo (VERY soft) the neighbours are at the door