The following information on rehearsal tracks may help you to prepare for the forthcoming concert.

Some rehearsal tracks are available from this page (and also online), some are also available from Choraline (link).

Our Musical Director has produced a schedule showing which works will be rehearsed at which rehearsal, this can be seen by clicking here.

Fred Prego has kindly produced some pronunciation guides for the French songs and these are shown against the relevant pieces below.

The main online sources are:

  • John F’s rehearsal files (link here) but note that these are only available until the end of September – you can listen online or (better idea!) download the files to your computer or tablet/smartphone.
  • Learn Choral Music midi files (link here) for the Lauridsen pieces (these have also been converted into the music files below).

Duruflé Requiem

Listen to or download from John F’s Rehearsal Files, or purchase from Choraline.

You can listen to a good YouTube version here.


Lauridsen

You can listen to the music files below – separate vocal parts plus a recording –  or listen to or download from Learn Choral Music (link).

Contre qui, Rose

Pronunciation guide to Contre qui, Rose:

 

Dirait-on

Pronunciation guide to Dirait-on:


Fauré

Cantique de Jean Racine – Listen to or download from John F’s Rehearsal Files, or purchase from Choraline.

Pronunciation guide to Cantique de Jean Racine:

 

Madrigal – Listen to or download from John F’s Rehearsal Files

Performance version of the Madrigal:

Pronunciation guide to the Madrigal:


DurufléUbi Caritas – Listen to or download from John F’s Rehearsal Files

Performance version of Ubi Caritas:


Sermisy  Puisque’en Amour

Pronunciation guide to Puisqu’en Amour


Passereau  Il est bel et bon

Listen to or download from John F’s Rehearsal Files, or purchase from Choraline.

Here is a performance version for you to sing along to:

Pronunciation guide to Il est bel et bon: