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R e h e a r s a l s


Rehearsal Venue:              

St. Columbs Anglican Church

5 St. Columbs St, Hawthorn

Off-street parking at the rear of church via Patterson St.


Rehearsal Dates and times - 2023

All rehearsals at St. Columbs

  • Tuesday nights: 

    • 7:15 - 7:25pm check-in

    • 7:30pm rehearsal start

    • 9:30pm rehearsal finish

  • Maybe Saturday mornings (usually) 10:30am (TBC)

  • Friday dress rehearsal Dec 8th - venue and times TBA

  • Concert 5pm Sat Dec 9, St. Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne.

​Repertoire:  Vivaldi - Gloria

     and a selection of Xmas carols


Summary of key Covid-Safe Arrangements

   (Check your emails for the latest version!)

1. In line with the latest (22 Dec 2022) ATAGI recommendations, all choristers aged 50 or more should have had four doses (ie a second booster) and for choristers  aged 30-49 a fourth dose is recommended.

2. Masks are optional and do not have to be worn but they are recommended by the government for indoor settings.  Those choristers who prefer not wearing a mask while singing are entitled to do so, as this unquestionably makes it easier to sing.  Other choristers still wish to wear masks and they are also entitled to do so.  However as we get close to the concert, Mario will advise when wearing a mask during singing is no longer appropriate due to the impact masks have on the quality of our singing. 

3. You must not attend if you have any Covid symptoms such as fever, runny nose, sore throat, cough, chills, shortness of breath or loss of sense of smell.

4. If you test Covid positive or are a household of someone with Covid (or are a workplace or social contact and required to isolate), you must not attend rehearsals until you are out of your infectious period.

Concert #3, 2023

  • Pay your fees by Fri Sep 8th via this link:

  • Tues Sep 12

  • Tues Sep 19

  • Tues Sep 26

  • Tues Oct 3

  • Tues Oct 10

  • Tues Oct 17

  • Tues Oct 24

  • Tues Oct 31

  • Tues Nov 7 (Cup day - no rehearsal)

  • Tues Nov 14

  • Tues Nov 21
  • Tues Nov 28
  • Tues Dec 5

Tues Dec 5th,  6:45pm arrival rehearsal with orchestra at Christ Church, 2 Denham St, Hawthorn - see map below.  Bring your own snack and drink for a break around 8:30.  Rehearsal ends at 10:00pm.

Fri Dec 8 – Dress rehearsal at St Paul's Cathedral, Flinders Street, Melbourne

  • 5:00pm – Bump-in and re-arrange seating.

  • 6:30pm – Choir arrive early to start on time.

  • 7:00pm – Rehearsal.

  • 8:30pm – Break.  Bring your own snack and drink. 

  • 10:00pm – Choir finish, bump out not required - leave chairs

Sat Dec 9 – Concert at St. Paul's Cathedral

  • 2:30pm – Choir arrives.

  • 3:00pm – Warm up / sound check.

  • 4:00pm – BYO drink or snack.

  • 4:45pm – Line up to enter.

  • 5:00pm – Concert - with 20 minutes interval.

  • 6:30pm – Approx. - Bump out.

  • After Party – to be announced

Sound advice if you put off practicing can be found here!
Playing different types of music files:

  • mp3 can be played directly, or downloaded and copied to other devices.

  • midi files (.mid) can be played directly, but will usually sound awful.  You can obtain players for them that allow you to change the instruments used, the volume of each instrument, and the playback tempo.  


ChoirPro's Sonja is a good player for IPad's.   This link shows how to install.


  • Sibelius scorch files require a player that is available on Windows, Mac OSX.


Scorch player download.


Sometimes we rehearse with the orchestra at Christ Church Hall, Hawthorn:


Carol of the bells                      
Deck the halls (Holman)                   (not found)
Ihr Kinderlein, kommet           
Lieb Nachtogall, wach auf      
My Dancing Day                       
O Tannenbaum (German then English, but a different arrangement)

12 days of Xmas (Humphris)  
We wish you a Merry Christmas (Rutter)
What sweeter music (Rutter)  

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