Beethoven Ninth Symphony – GSO Chorus Singer Information

Registrations are now closed for singers for  the Geelong Symphony Orchestra Chorus, for a performance Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at a concert on Saturday, October 27th, at 7.30pm, at Costa Hall, Gheringhap Street, Geelong.  The conductor for this performance is Fabian Russell.

Rehearsal schedule

An initial familiarisation workshop was held on Sunday 4th March with around 80 singers attending.  There will be two preliminary rehearsals for registered singers, one rehearsal for choir, orchestra and soloists and a dress rehearsal/sound check on the day of the performance.

Preliminary rehearsals:

  • Sunday, October 14th, 3-5pm, St Luke’s Uniting Church, Barrabool Road, Highton.
  • Sunday, October 21st, 3-5pm, St Luke’s Uniting Church, Barrabool Road, Highton

These rehearsals will be directed by Peter Tregear.

Rehearsal with orchestra and soloists:

Tuesday, October 23rd, 7-10pm, Costa Hall, Deakin University Waterfront Campus, Gheringhap Street, Geelong.  This rehearsal include work with Peter Tregear, Chorus Master, and Fabian Russell.

A final call will be made for a sound check, dress rehearsal on the afternoon of the performance, Saturday, October 27th.  Time to be advised.  The performance begins at 7.30.

As this is a short rehearsal period, it is essential that all singers come to the first rehearsal on Sunday October 14th familiar with their voice parts.  If you were not at the familiarisation workshop on March 4th, please download and print a copy of the chorus score here.

For sound files for vocal parts follow the links below.  You can listen online for free, or pay $10 to download the sound files for all the voice parts.

http://www.chordperfect.com/beethovens-9th-symphony-soprano-chorus-rehearsal-aid/

http://www.chordperfect.com/beethovens-9th-symphony-alto-chorus-rehearsal-aid/

http://www.chordperfect.com/beethovens-9th-symphony-2nd-tenor-chorus-rehearsal-aid/

http://www.chordperfect.com/beethovens-9th-symphony-1st-tenor-chorus-rehearsal-aid/

http://www.chordperfect.com/beethovens-9th-symphony-bass-chorus-rehearsal-aid/

There are also various video files available

Last movement with scroll of choral score.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFRfzCiVx_Y

Alto part on you tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2N16MbmX1E&list=PLjJPaTQW9-Oj98LjY-y6Xl100lkB-3uuv

Soprano part on You Tube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvspXtcO57k&list=PLjJPaTQW9-OjelvInw2L6cV0Ga2vhHd5B

Tenor part

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtPiI5xn4tg&list=PLOEduZWwGRWFOEveE2bRKpcZUxjjGHcx9

Bass Part (parts should follow one after the other)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL4FbojbflM&list=PLOEduZWwGRWHg8kg6iu710ckwtOwlFhDk

A final call will be made for a sound check, dress rehearsal on the afternoon of the performance, Saturday, October 27th.  Time to be advised.  The performance begins at 7.30.

Chorus Master for the GSO Chorus 2018 is Peter Tregear of the Consort of Melbourne.

Peter Tregear conducts the workshop on March 4th

 

 

 

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