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John Stephens, CEO, writes about his recent experience returning to singing in a choir!

Taken from John Stephens (CEO of BFET) weekly newsletter:

Weep O Mine Eyes, Elizabethan Madrigal‘Earlier this week I had the great experience of joining a mixed choir of students from AGGS and the boys’ grammar school to sing an Elizabethan madrigal in four-part harmony. It’s about thirty years since I last sang anything like this, and despite having done my homework on the piece I was terrified at the prospect of displaying my ‘new learning’ so publicly. Moreover, the group had never sung together before. In the event, I needn’t have worried – we were, after all, in the hands of an expert teacher in Ms. Mayall, AGGS’ Head of Music. She got the best out of us with the right balance of critique, high expectations, challenge, encouragement and good humour, the last of which provided the right climate for us to get comfortable in that inevitable dissonance of new learning.’

Christmas concert rehearsal schedule 2016

Click here to download the schedule as a PDF file: Christmas concert rehearsal schedule 2016

Time Type Location Teacher
Mon Nov 28 – after school
3.30 – 4.45 Jazz Band Mr Lodge/Ms Mayall
Tue Nov 29 – Day 2
8.40 Tue solos: Hannah A 7-6, Y13s TBC Ms Mayall
9.05 String Orchestra Mrs Janes/Ms Mayall
9.35 2nd Orchestra Miss Wright/Ms Mayall
10.05 Senior Choir Ms Dickinson/Ms Mayall
10.35 Chamber Choir: We 3 Kings/White Christmas Ms Dickinson/Ms Mayall
11.05 Rec
11.25 Junior Choir Ms Dickinson/Ms Mayall
12.05 Junior and Senior Choirs : Christmas Lullaby Ms Dickinson/Ms Mayall
12.30 Saxophone Ensemble Miss McCallum/Ms Mayall
1.00 Sixth Form stage managers meeting Ms Mayall
1.30 First Orchestra Ms Mayall
2.10 Wind Band Sixth Form Ms Mayall
2.30 Guitar Ensemble Sixth Form Ms Mayall
2.50 Flute Ensemble Sixth Form Ms Mayall
3.10 Chamber Choir and wine glasses players : Stars Ms Dickinson/Ms Mayall
3.45 End
7pm Concert – arrive at 6.30pm via the Main Entrance
Wednesday Nov 30th – Day 3
10.30 Wed solos : Eleanor N Y8/Recorder duet Katie A Y11, India S Y7, Y13s TBC Ms Mayall
11.05 Rec
11.25 Junior Strings Sixth Form Ms Mayall
11.40 Recorder Ensemble Sixth Form Ms Mayall
12.00 Brass Ensemble Ms Mayall
1.30 Y10 Vocal Ensemble Annie Stedman Y11 Ms Mayall
2.00 Cello Ensemble Sixth Form Ms Mayall
7pm  Concert – arrive 6.30 pm via the Main Entrance

Christmas concert rehearsals

Mon 30 Nov / Tue 1 Dec / Wed 3 Dec – Main Hall

Mon 30 Nov

3.30 – 4.30      Jazz Band

Tue 1 Dec (Rehearsals for all and Tue night ensembles)  Day 2

8.45     Guitar Ensemble

9.00     Soloists: Kiya G 7-1, Holly H Y8, Hope E 8-7, Miranda W 10-1

9.25     1st Orchestra

10.05   Chamber Choir

10.45   Senior Choir (continued after Rec)

11.05   Rec

11.25   Senior Choir

11.40   Junior and Senior Choir (One Candle)

11.55   Junior Choir

12.30   Saxophone Ensemble

1.00     Stage managers meeting – Y12/Y13

1.30     2nd Orchestra

2.00     String Orchestra

2.30     Flute Ensemble

3.00     Wind Band

3.30     End

6.30pm Tue 1 Dec concert – all performers arrive for 7pm start

Wed 2 Dec  (Rehearsals for Wed night ensembles)  Day 3

1.15     Amelia C and Eleanor W Y13 – Messiah duet

1.30     Junior Strings

2.00     Cello ensemble

2.30     Recorder ensemble

3.00     Folk Band

3.15     String trio – Katie A, Ellie C, Wendy G-Y Y10

Please let your teachers know in advance which lessons you will be missing. Going to the Devisdale you must walk across in 2s at least – see Ms Mayall if any questions.