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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 - 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 May 26 - venue and times TBA

  • Concert 5pm Sat May 27, venue to be decided.

​Repertoire:  Salieri Mass in D Major (Hopfkapelmeister)

     Mozart Requiem in D Minor


Summary of key Covid-Safe Arrangements

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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.

5. If you become Covid positive at any stage during the rehearsal period, or are a household, workplace, or social contact of someone with Covid, you are asked to immediately notify our designated Covid Safety Committee members: Helen Jonas  0438 071 001,  Tim Smyth  0412 868 174 or send a message to them via 

Concert #1, 2023

  • Pay your fees by Friday January 27 via this link:

  • Tues Jan 31

  • Tues Feb 7

  • Tues Feb 14

  • Tues Feb 21

  • Tues Feb 28

  • Tues Mar 7

  • Tues Mar 14

  • Tues Mar 21

  • Tues Mar 28

  • Tues Apr 4
  • Tues Apr 11

  • Tues Apr 18

  • Tues Apr 25 (Anzac Day - No rehearsal)

  • Tues May 2

  • Tues May 9

  • Tues May 16

  • Tues May 23 6:45 arrival TBC (rehearsal with orchestra, normally at Christ Church, 2 Denham St, Hawthorn - see map below.  Bring your own snack and drink. 

Fri May 26 – Dress rehearsal at venue (TBA)

  • 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 May 27 – Concert at venue (TBA)

  • 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 – TBA.

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:

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