East London Chorus

The chorus for East London and Docklands

Rehearsal & concert dates 2018-2019 season

All rehearsals Tuesday evenings, 7.30 – 10.00 pm at UEL unless otherwise stated

Autumn Term 2018 – 13 rehearsals, 2 concerts

11, 18, 25 September
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October 16 October rehearsal to include AGM
6, 13, 20 November

Wednesday 21 November – 5.30-7pm Carol Singing for Royal Exchange tree lighting.

Saturday 24 November – 6:30pm Autumn concert, All Hallows by the Tower
Purcell – Te Deum & Jubilate, Haydn – Nelson Mass
(Compulsory afternoon rehearsal – time tbc)

27 November
4 December

Sunday 9 December – 4:00pm Christmas concert, Christchurch Wanstead

Programme tbc
(Compulsory afternoon rehearsal – time tbc)

Tuesday 11 December 5 – 7 pm Carol singing for Haven House at Stratford Station

Wednesday 19 December 5 – 7 pm Carol singing for Health Poverty Action at North Greenwich Station

Spring Term 2019 – 16 rehearsals, joint concert with London Concord Singers

8, 15, 22, 29 January
5, 12, 19, 26 February
5, 12, 19, 26 March
28 March (Thursday) Compulsory joint rehearsal with LCS (time & venue tbc)
2 April
4 April (Thursday) Compulsory joint rehearsal with LCS (time & venue tbc)
9 April

Saturday 13 April – 7:00pm Spring concert – St Pancras Parish Church

Schnittke – Concerto for Choir, Pärt, Rachmaninov
(Compulsory afternoon rehearsal – time tbc)

Summer Term 2019 – 9 rehearsals, 1 concert

30 April
7, 14, 21, 28 May
4, 11, 18, 25 June

Saturday 29 June, 6:30 pm Summer concert – All Hallows by the Tower

Including Vaughan Williams – Five Mystical Songs
(Compulsory afternoon rehearsal – time tbc)

Please put all of these dates into your diaries now!

Download 2018-19 Season Dates

Rehearsal schedule Oct 31st 2017 to end of term

Dear All,

Please see below the rehearsal schedule for the rest of the term.

Please also see further information from Rosemary on the members’ site.

There are two more sessions focusing on specific sections of the All Hallows repertoire, so please prepare in advance for these.

From Tuesday week (7 November) you will also need to bring your copy of 100 Carols for Choirs, if you have one.

  • October 31st
    • Solo sessions in the break (tbc with those involved)
    • Mozart Magnificat
    • Britten p14-28
    • Finzi p13-20
    • Bach p9-17
    • Rheinberger

Continue reading

Rehearsal 10th Oct

Below is the rep we will be covering next week:

  • Mozart – p14-19
  • Finzi – p27-end (and re-visiting last week’s pages)
  • Bach – p2-7, 9-12 (we covered the first of these last week so please do go through these again before the next rehearsal so we can go into more detail)
  • Britten – p27-end (we may not have time to get to the end but please look at the entire section in case).

Thanks all!


Dear All

Please have a look at the rep above in advance of the rehearsal.

If you missed yesterday’s rehearsal, or any of the previous ones, please make sure that you go over the sections covered that week, so that you are up to speed when we return to them.  Details of each week’s rep are below: Continue reading

Rehearsal 26th Sept

Hi All,

What to prepare for next week:

  • Bach p25-28
  • Finzi p9-18
  • Britten p8-13
  • Mozart p8-13

Could you also listen through and go back over Bach p13-17 (verse 3 fugue) as we will be looking at this in a couple of weeks and it would be great to go straight into some detail.

Thank you! Have a lovely week,


Solos and rehearsal 19th Sept

Dear All,

Auditions for Autumn Term solos

There are a number of opportunities for solos in the Autumn Term repertoire. Jess will be holding auditions for these in mid-October.

Please have a look at the relevant sections and decide if you would like to
be considered for one or more of them.  We will circulate a sign-up sheet
for the auditions a little nearer the time.

  • Britten
    • Soprano pp 32-37, 40-41
    • Alto pp 37-38
    • Tenor p 42
    • Bass pp38-39
  • Bach
    • SSA – p 8
    • ATB – pp 19-20
    • SST – pp 21-24
  • Mozart
    • STB – pp 12-13
  • Finzi
    • Soprano – p12
    • TB – pp 20-24

Next week’s rep

We will be working on the following material at next week’s rehearsal –
please listen to it ahead of time and familiarise yourself with the notes
and text!

  • Rheinberger
  • Finzi (p2-9)
  • Britten (p1-13)
  • Bach (p9-12, 25-28)
  • Mozart (p1-7)

See you all next week.

Best wishes