News for members

  • Oxford carols practice aids added
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 29 Nov 2023
    See the practice aids page for links to John Fletcher Music rehearsal files for the Oxford carols.  A paid subscription is required to play these in-copyright files.
  • Christmas Cracker programme
  •  Date Posted: Sun, 5 Nov 2023
    The programme for the Christmas Cracker is attached below (also linked from the Practice Aids page).

    Also see the Practice Aids page for SATB practice lines for the 2 Boosey & Hawkes carols (in the Koor section) and a video & score of the Bee Carol (in the YouTube section).

    Practice lines for the Oxford carols are available on John Fletcher music (they are still in copyright so require a paid subscription.)  I will add links to each of them shortly, but meanwhile you can search by their title on JFM if you want a head start!

  • Practice Aids
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 31 Oct 2023
    See the Practice Aids page for some help with German pronunciation (leib und lieblich anyone?!) followed by the usual links to rehearsal files for both the Brahms pieces, and details of how to practice the two Boosey & Hawkes carols using Koor.
  • Welcome to the new website!
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 7 Oct 2023
    Welcome to our new website! The site is built using the Making Music's own platform, which we hope in time will simplify the management of not just the website, but of the choir itself.

    If there are any major issues with the site (e.g. pages not working properly or erroneous content) please contact Matt at - otherwise bear with us while we iron out minor wrinkles with the help of the Making Music team.
  • Attendance and concert guidelines - Autumn 2023
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 26 Sep 2023
    Please see this document for this term's attendance and concert guidelines
  • Our 2023-24 season
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 1 Sep 2023
    • This autumn we are preparing Brahms’ German Requiem (Peters Edition) for performance on Sunday 26th November 2023 in The Great Hall. The accompanying pieces will be Brahms' Schicksalslied, a sublime choral work and three songs for our soloists.
    • We will also be preparing Christmas music for the Rowcroft service on Sunday 10th December at Buckfast Abbey and our Christmas Cracker on Monday 11th at Dartington.
    • The  annual workshop next February 24th 2024 at Buckfast Abbey, with a programme including Vivaldi's Gloria. Tori Longdon of the Stay At Home Choir will lead.
    • In the spring term, we will be working on Verdi's Requiem for performance on Sunday  21st April 2024 in The Great Hall.
    • The summer term is our usual lighter programme with the end-of-season sing-through and party.