No this has nothing to do with music but does have something to do with our website!
Spare a moment of thought for your poor MD who is also web designer, builder, admin, etc. and has to maintain the website to make your rehearsal life easier. He maintains the 'music practice' page with the up to date music schedule and rehearsal pieces.
For those in the know, the dark art of HTML and CSS can be very unforgiving on times, especially when you need to present some information on a website in a table format. Our practice music page has a few tables detailing the music and links to rehearsal tracks etc. Creating the tables in a drag and drop web designer app link Weebly is sort of do-able, but it is not easy and can be very convoluted and complex, so from time to time you simply have to roll your sleeves up and write some HTML / CSS code!
That is all well and good until you realise there is a problem and then spend days trying to find it and fix it. It can be frustrating because as any good coder knows you don't write new code each time you simply copy and adapt!
So, one table should be the same as another right? Well obviously something went wrong with one of the tables because the table appeared in the wrong location on the website.
Web admin got so frustrated he simply rebuilt the page the 'practice' page to try and find the problem, and finally established the problem was in the hand written code associated with one of the tables.
The problem was simply a missing slash '/' from the last line of the code. Doh!
So if you were ever wondering what your MD 'slash' Web admin does with his time.....
The Phantom comes to Albox.
As part of this seasons new music, we are starting rehearsals soon on a medley from Phantom of the Opera.
It just goes to show we listen to our audience, as some said they thought the choir would do a medley of Phantom music proud. I hope we do!
Demonstrating their levels of artistic flexibility a production of The Actress by Peter Quilter is soon to be performed at El Teatro Pedro Gilabert.
Directed by Roger Dickman, tenor, produced by Ian Jones, baritone and starring Sally Fitzsimmons, contralto, Marie Fletcher Carolan, contralto, Dianne Kilner, soprano and Terry LeGassick, tenor with full supporting cast.
Not to be missed
We have a new piece of music to rehearse.
Always on the lookout for new music and something a bit different from the other choirs. We have a new piece in our 'practice' pile.
It's called 'A Thousand Years' by Christina Perry, but this is a great four part choir arrangement.
If you want to get an idea of what the song is about, then check out the YouTube video, however members can log in and download our sheet music and backing tracks to practice before next rehearsal.
The choir has started a new membership scheme for members.
To simplify the overall management of subscriptions and membership, the choir now renews membership and fees on an annual basis.
Fees are due for the year as at the 1st of March. However to lighten the burden of payment this can be paid in two instalments if required, 1st March and 1st September.
The overall annual fee has been cut by half, so where else can you get a night out, some tuition, have a good old sing and a bit of a laugh too for fifty cents a night?