March 2017 concert

Chairman’s Newsletter, September 2018

 We are now looking forward to the new HMS season. This term we have an orchestral concert on Saturday 13thOctober in St Christopher’s Church and a concert for chorus and orchestra on Saturday 1stDecember in Haslemere Hall. Our first rehearsal is on Monday, 3rd September 

The programme for the October concert is as follows: 
Saturday 13th October 2017 in St Christopher’s Church
Beethoven,Egmont Overture
Wagner,Prelude to Act III: Tristan und Isolde
Wagner, Wesendoncklieder (soprano soloist)
Schubert,Symphony No.4 in C minor
Saturday 1st December 2018, Haslemere Hall, 7.30pm
Beethoven, Mass in C
Fauré, Masques et Bergamasques
Elgar, Chanson de Nuit and Chanson de Matin
Parry, Jerusalem (100thanniversary of Parry’s death)
Leonard Cohen, Hallelujah
Handel, Hallelujah Chorus: The Messiah

If you haven’t already put these dates in your diary then may I remind you we have our ‘Come and Sing’ on Saturday 2nd February from 2pm for a 2.30pmstart at St Christopher’ Church, Haydn’s Creation at our 2nd March concert, and Jenkin’s Armed Man and Shostakovich’s 9thSymphony at our 4th May concert.  
Summer Sessions will take place during the Mondays in June as usual – the first two being for both choir and orchestra and the second two for orchestra only.

As always we extend a warm welcome to any singers or orchestral players who would like to join our open Summer Sessions which we hold during June and you can find the details for these under the ‘Join Us’ section of our website.

We look forward to seeing you singing, playing or listening this season and, as always, thank you for you on-going support.

Marion Thomas

HMS Chairman

Member information


Rehearsals are in Haslemere Hall on Mondays at 7.30pm till about 10pm for both choir and orchestra. We have a tea/coffee break about half way through. There is normally a rehearsal during the afternoon before each concert. Occasionally the choir rehearses in the Methodist church in Weyhill when Haslemere Hall is not available. The orchestra also sometimes rehearses in St Christopher’s Church in Weyhill.

Rehearsal Schedule

Monday rehearsal schedule running up to the December concert

3/9  Beethoven (all)
10/9  Beethoven (Gloria and Credo); Handel

17/9 (audition) Beethoven (Gloria); Handel
24/9 (audition) Beethoven (Credo); Handel

1/10 Beethoven (Kyrie and Agnus Dei); Cohen (or next week)
8/10 Beethoven (Sanctus); Cohen (or previous week)

15/10 (audition) Beethoven (Kyrie and Agnus Dei); Cohen
22/10 (audition) Beethoven (Sanctus); Cohen
29/10 (audition) Beethoven (Gloria); Cohen

5/11 Beethoven (revision – individual sections of movements according to need)
12/11 Beethoven (Kyrie; Gloria); Cohen: 8.50pm with orchestra
19/11 Beethoven (Credo; Sanctus; Agnus Dei); Handel: 8.50pm with orchestra
26/11 Beethoven (all); Cohen; Handel, with orchestra

Links and Rehearsal Music

Link Website
Choraline Choraline practice recordings
Cyberbass Learning aids for choral singers
Haslemere Hall HMS location for ticket sales, practice and performances
LAMNET The Local Amateur Music Network – the UK’s only free searchable database of classical musicians and groups
Making Music National Federation of Music Societies