Notices to Choir Members

Last updated: 20 Febuary 2024
Membership enquiries and rehearsal attendance apologies:

Regular Tuesday rehearsals 7:30-9:30 pm are a given, unless stated otherwise.

Sun 25 Feb – Rehearsal at MPC, 3:00-5:30 pm 

Sat 9 Mar – Rehearsal at MPC, 1:30-4:00 pm

Thu 21 Mar – Rehearsal at Hanover Hall, 7:00-10:00 pm (tbc)

Sat 23 Mar – Rehearsal at Town Hall, 3:00-6:30 pm

Sun 24 Mar 
 Bach St John Passion, 4:00 pm in the Dunedin Town Hall with Dunedin Symphony Orchestra and soloists.

Tue 26 Mar – No rehearsal

Tue 2 Apr – No rehearsal

Tue 9 Apr – Rehearsal and Sales Table

Sat 1 Jun  Rehearsal, 3:00-5:00 pm in St Paul’s Cathedral (tbc)

Fri 28 Jun 
 Visions of Heaven, 5:30 pm in St Paul’s Cathedral. Organ and choir concert to celebrate the wonders of Matariki and other stars.

Sun 18 Aug – Rehearsal with conductor Umberto Clerici at MPC (tbc)

Sat 24 Aug  Mozart Requiem, 7:30 pm in Dunedin Town Hall. This concert, conducted by Umberto Clerici, will be presented by the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra.

Thu 5 Dec – Rehearsal at Knox Church, 7:00-10:00 pm

Fri 6 Dec  Joyeux Noel, 7:30 pm in Knox Church. City Choir and soloists, accompanied by a Dunedin Symphony Orchestra ensemble.

Sat 21 Dec  Christmas Carols, 2:00 pm (tbc) at the Otago Museum

Practice Resources

Bach St John Passion on Cyberbass

Bach St John Passion on YouTube

An interview with John Butt and the singers and musicians of Dunedin Consort discussing Bach's St John Passion, the emotion felt and how it differs from Bach's St Matthew Passion.

Mozart Requiem on Cyberbass

Mozart Requiem on YouTube

Christmas Carols (YouTube videos collection on choir website page)

Score loan policy
  • Please use only a soft 2B pencil to mark up the score.
  • Clean the score with a soft eraser before returning it to the Librarian.
  • Return the score by the due date as announced.
  • If you cannot return the score on the due date, please make arrangements to return the score before the due date.
  • If you have lost or badly damaged a score you will be expected to pay for a replacement. (Bach St John Passion: $70.00)
  • If you return your score after the due date you will be liable for a handling, packaging and postage fee of $10.
Thank you, we appreciate your care and consideration.

Where to get Messiah scores
Handel's Messiah is performed every second year. You can get your copy from one of the suppliers listed here: Messiah score. If you have any difficulty with obtaining a score, speak to the choir's Librarian.

Would you like to use the score on your tablet? You can download a PDF of the Novello Watkins Shaw edition of Handel's Messiah suitable for use with forScore on iPad or MobileSheets on Android tablets. This PDF (23 MB) contains bookmarks for the choruses and the usual stands and sits are noted.

100 Carols for Choirs

The choir regularly performs Christmas Carols at the end of the year. Members are expected to purchase their own copies of 100 Carols for Choirs. These can be purchased online from Fishpond

Formal concert dress
For women, the uniform consists of a black top and black skirt or dress trousers, or a black dress. The neckline can be any shape. Sleeves should be 3/4 length, to long. Skirts and trousers should be 3/4 length, to long. Black stockings and black shoes complete the outfit.

For men, the uniform consists of a black dinner suit, white dress shirt, black bow tie, black socks and black shoes.

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