City Chorus is a friendly, hard working choir, open to all with no audition. We rehearse on Tuesday evenings in the city and perform several times a year in beautiful venues.
Our musical director is Paul Ayres and our accompanist (piano and organ) is Philip Shannon. Our concerts feature top professional musicians.
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Hear music like Paul and Philip do (well, after a lot of practise) with this
It teaches how notes sound in harmonic context, in relation to the tonic.
Free course from the Open University that gives an understanding of musical theory and notation. It is "pitched" at a level equivalent to grades 1-3 of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music theory exams.
A great way to hone your intonation is to practise singing single notes (and eventually your lines) over a drone. Here is a free online drone, for producing a sustained drone tone, if you don't have a keyboard with organ setting.
Converting Midi files:
Though imacs, ipads, iphones etc can't read midi files directly, you can convert
them online. Here's one site:
[choose "don't add to public database", and I suggest turning off Chorus