Rehearsals start at the beginning of September and continue until the summer concert in June, with breaks of about three weeks at Christmas and two weeks at Easter. There are usually four concerts a year, which take place in various venues in and around Solihull. The rehearsal starts with a short warm-up, and then it’s heads down for some hard, but enjoyable, work. We break for coffee part way through, which is a good opportunity for getting to know each other and catching up on news. There is also an afternoon rehearsal on the day of the concert, at the concert venue.
Rehearsals take place on a Wednesday evening, between 19:30 and 21:30 and are usually held at Solihull School, in the David Turnbull Music School. There’s usually plenty of parking. The address is Solihull School, Warwick Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3DJ. Directions to the school by road can be found here; http://www.solsch.org.uk/page/?title=Contacting+Solihull&pid=193 A map of the school campus can be found here; http://www.solsch.org.uk/page/?title=Campus+%26+Facilities&pid=54
Now and again, we need to use an alternative venue, and this is mainly St. Alphege Infant School, New Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3DW. A map can be found here; https://goo.gl/maps/ZikZYGNYZjS2