Spring Term 2024 Dates
9th January to 19th March
Half term: 13th February
Concert: 23rd March
Choir Part Practice Resources
(See bottom of page for Opera Choruses Italian pronunciation)
A good way to learn your individual part is to use 'voice part practice' facilities. Many of our choir members find these facilities useful so that
Choralia and John F. (see below) have practice tracks for
several of the Opera Choruses we are singing:
List of Practice Sites:
This uses a synthesised voice to ‘sing’ your part with the words.
The front page is very wordy ! To get to the music tracks, select "mp3 catalogue" near the bottom of the page. Find the music you want, then select its symbol in the "listen to or download mp3 files".
Select your part.
Your practice track is on the next page. You can donate here if you wish, or alternatively just select 'Stop' next to "Ads Stop". If you've chosen the latter, you will now have to wait for the countdown to finish. You can slow down or speed up the practice track if you wish, and there are
other options as well.
One of the most comprehensive practice sites and allows you to adjust the tempo and balance but file download isn't encouraged.
John F Rehearsal Site
Quite extensive. You have to register to gain access but this is free if you only want to access out-of-copyright files. The backing is done with a variety of instruments giving a good flavour of the piece. Very clear.
Contains practice files in the order they were created so you have to search around.
Italian pronunciation for Opera Choruses:
Aida Triumphal Scene: