Rehearsals

CURE rehearsals have traditionally been held at 7.30-9 pm on Monday evenings during term time, in the Murray Edwards music room. Possible cancellations and changes of time/venue are conveyed via the CURE mailing list. Please email the CURE president, Eleanor Doggart, if you have yet to be added to this list.

Rehearsal policy is BYO music stands and instruments, particularly treble and smaller sizes, since CURE owns only a limited number of instruments and these are tenor and larger. Note that all these are at concert pitch (A = 440 Hz), and that on the whole we play everything at concert pitch. Music is provided during rehearsals, and the general policy is for all CURE music to remain in the society's library between rehearsals. However, this may be loaned out (or copies distributed) for individual practice in the lead-up to concerts.

The small size of the ensemble means that concert programming is decided in an fairly egalitarian manner, with all members invited to chip in suggestions and state preferences for which instrumental part they will undertake. This usually occurs during rehearsal in the term for which a concert is being planned. Members can also volunteer their own compositions and arrangements, and/or bring music procured from external sources. Eventual concert programmes (see previous concerts) usually involve a mix of large-ensemble pieces requiring up to 7+ players, medium sized works such as quartets and quintets, and unaccompanied solos and duets.