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 - 2022

All rehearsals at St. Columbs


  • Tuesday nights: 

    • 7:15 - 7:25pm check-in

    • 7:30pm rehearsal start

    • 9:30pm rehearsal finish

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

  • Friday dress rehearsal Dec 9 - venue and times TBA

  • Concert 5pm Sat Dec 10, St. Paul's Cathedral, Flinders St.

​Repertoire:  Saint-Saëns Oratorio de Noël

     Gustav Holst’s Christmas Day

     Australian Christmas Carols

     Traditional Christmas Carols


Covid-Safe Plan  (Check your emails for the latest version!)

  • Our Covid Safe arrangements are emailed to singers.  It is essential to read our Covid Safe plan before attending.  We strongly recommend that you print it off and keep it in your folder.

  • Approved non-cloth masks are recommended, but not mandatory.   Cloth masks are NOT permitted.

  • You must be fully vaccinated against Covid in accordance with the choir policy, and will need to show your digital or printed vaccination certificate at the first rehearsal you attend. 


  • Pay your fees by Friday September 23 via this link:  https://www.trybooking.com/CCOET

  • Tues Sep 27

  • Tues Oct 4

  • Tues Oct 11

  • Tues Oct 18

  • Tues Oct 25

  • Tues Nov 1

  • Tues Nov 8

  • Tues Nov 15

  • Sat Nov 19 10:30am - 12 noon confirmed

  • Tues Nov 22

  • Sat Nov 26 Cancelled

  • Tues Nov 29

  • Tues Dec 6 6:45 arrival (rehearsal with orchestra, Christ Church, 2 Denham St, Hawthorn - see map below.  Bring your own snack and drink. 

Fri Dec 9 – Dress rehearsal at St. Paul's Cathedral

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

  • 6:45pm – Choir arrive early to start on time.

  • 7:00pm – Rehearsal.

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

Sat Dec 10 – Concert at St. Paul's Cathedral

  • 2:30pm – Set-up.

  • 2:45pm – Choir check-in.
  • 3:00pm – Rehearsal & photos - in full concert dress.

  • 4:00pm – BYO drink or snack.

  • 4:45pm – Line up to enter.

  • 5:00pm – Concert.

  • 7:00pm – Bump out.

  • After Party – TBC.

Rehearsal files for Concert #3 2022, Christmas Oratorio

Scores - not available yet.

Performance with score https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY_dTTFOfgY   (duration 34:51)




http://cyberbass.com/ - not available.

https://www.chordperfect.com/ - not available.

Holst - Christmas Day



      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wo0CR67Zggo   (duration 6:53)




Australian Christmas Carols


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTxnMv-MGEA&t=6s   (duration 32:33)

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: