This page contains news of proposed changes and additions to the New College Chorale’s website.

This is your website so please think of ways in which you think the website can be made more interesting and useful and I will try and oblige.

At present I am considering updating all pages on the website, particularly with information about the Chorale and where and when we rehearse etc. I am also planning to provide links to relevant sites such as the  Parish of Hadley Holy Trinity & Wellington Christ Church website, links to websites where music files can be found and played (e.g. John Fletcher Music) and, possible, other local choirs.



You can now download a music file to your PC and play the music whilst watching progress on a copy of the score ! You can adjust the volume on each staff (e.g. turn up the Alto and turn down the other voices or instruments) in order to isolate your part and then add the others back in when you are ready. You can also adjust the tempo (without changing the pitch)  to practice those difficult twiddly bits. You can also start the music at any point (twiddly bits again ?) and play that bit over and over. I hope this will be a major leap in the usefulness of Home Rehearsal Resources.

You will need to download a piece of Software called MELODY PLAYER to your PC but don’t be alarmed it is from a reputable website (it’s the same people who provide the software I use to create all these music files) and it’s COMPLETELY FREE WITH – NO STRINGS ATTACHED !! It will work on PC and MAC but not, alas, on tablets and mobile phones.

Download it from here:-

Then download either or both of the files below and give it a try. Due to overzealous automatic security applied by the website building software you will need to rename the files after you have downloaded them and before you can pick them up with Melody Player. They will download with a .mid extension (e.g. Pachelbel-Magnificat-myr.mid) and you will need to rename them with a .myr extension (Pachelbel-Magnificat-myr.myr). When you do this you will get a warning message that the file may become unusable but you just ignore it and select YES.

Pachelbel Magnificat (myr)

Mozart Veni sancte spiritus (myr)


Good luck ! If you encounter any problems just have a chat with me next Monday.