Rehearsal Day

We’re looking forward to welcoming most of you to our rehearsal day on Saturday 7th October. Here are some further details about this weekend and other rehearsals, as well as info about the concert day itself.

Venue – St Michael’s Church, Lonsdale Road, Summertown
9.30 Tea/Coffee – catch up with old friends
10.00–12.30 Rehearsal with break
Lunch (bring your own, or go into Summertown only 3 minutes’ walk away)
2.00–4.30 Rehearsal with break

Parking around the church is difficult so our recommendation is to park at Water Eaton Park and Ride (Oxford Parkway) and get the bus into Summertown. Parking is only £2.00 for up to 11 hours. From the centre of Oxford take any bus up the Banbury Road to BBC Oxford (2, 2A, 2B, 2C, S4, S5, 7, 500).

Voice Parts/Choir Splits
See the document here (Click here). Note that Choir 1/2 also applies to First/Second. Please email me on conductor@opms.org.uk if there are any problems or if your name isn’t listed.

IMPORTANT – Parry Music
We have decided that for logistical reasons ALL singers, not just OPMS alumni, should sing both Parry pieces in the first half. To reduce costs, we would appreciate if everyone would print their own copies of I was Glad and Blest Pair of Sirens which you can find here (Click here). There will be a small number of copies available for those unable to print.

Other rehearsals
OPMS has evening rehearsals on Friday 20th Oct (St Margaret’s Church), Wednesday 25 Oct (St Michael’s Summertown) & Friday 3 Nov (St Margaret’s) and you will be more than welcome to join us from 8.00pm on those evenings.

Concert day – Saturday 4th November
(Morning session at St Michael’s Church Summertown)
10.00 Tea/Coffee
10.30–100 Rehearsal – Singers only
3.30–c.5.15 Rehearsal – with orchestra (Town Hall) (please aim to be there by 3.15 to be seated)
c.5.30–c.6.00 Current OPMS rehearsal (Town Hall)
7.30 Concert

Concert Dress
We’ve had a few questions about concert dress.
CURRENT OPMS: CURRENT UNIFORM
All others: Ladies – All black, Gents – DJ (black tie). Please make sure that black really is black not just very dark grey…!

If you’ve got any other questions please email opms40@opms.org.uk. If your question is about anything musical then please email me directly on conductor@opms.org.uk.

With all good wishes
Mark Jordan
Musical Director
Oxford Pro Musica Singers