& Orchestra Rehearsals
In addition to our regular Thursday night rehearsals
(7:00 - 9:30 pm at Holy Trinity, 88th St between 1st and
2nd Aves) the following extra and orchestra rehearsals
have been scheduled. (For an overview of all the
important dates for the season, please click here to visit the Calendar
Remaining Rehearsals of the 2012-2013 Season
Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:00 pm, Holy Trinity
Thursday, May 23, 2013
7:00 pm, Holy Trinity
with MIDI files at CyberBass
If you would like to practice your
voice-part on-line, please visit www.cyberbass.com.
It's a website that has MIDI files of many choral works.
There are separate files for each voice part. You can
listen to the files with Windows Media Player. If you
don't already have the player on your computer, it can be
downloaded from Microsoft.
There is no shortage of MIDI files
for choral works out on the web, but most of them are single
files for all voice parts, and you need to have special MIDI
sequencer software in order to isolate your voice part.
The folks at CyberBass have already done that, making it easy
to practice online.
If you prefer to purchase a practice
tape or CD, check out Hammond Music Service. Cost per
tape or CD is $19 (incl. s&h). If you are
not familiar with Hammond's product, he uses piano (not
voice), with the other parts in the background and your part
in the foreground. You can go to their website www.songlearning.com
for a demo.
Membership dues are $175.00 for the season, payable
as soon as possible after rehearsals start. If you have any questions,
please see Marie Gangemi at rehearsal.
Click here for the complete Dues Policy.
As mentioned by bass Ben Platt,
at the 2/2/06 rehearsal:
Choral Singer's Handbook - How to become a good choral singer
Author: Roy C. Bennett
Published by Edward B. Marks Music Company in 1977
Available through Amazon.com
or from SheetMusic.com
via the Cyberbass.com
website. Paperback copies sell for around $5.00.
Ben purchased his through SheetMusic and it took close to 4
weeks for delivery.
The book includes all the basics of
singing, and excellent section on sight reading, rhythm,
diction, as well as pronunciation guides in Latin, German,
Italian and French. There is a large index of musical
terms. Ben considers this a very valuable addition to
his music library.
OS bass Neil Bennett, is the