Cheltenham College Preparatory School,
Cheltenham. GL53 7AB
Access on foot can be had via Kew Place, off Bath Road. At the end of Kew Place, take the right hand of the two apparent entrances. As you reach the school buildings, there will be a broad pathway, accessed through a row of bollards, on your right as you get to the end of the first range of low buildings. Turn right, walk to the next corner where there will be grass and trees in fron of you, and turn right again. The entrance to Lake House is on the right up a small flight of steps to the main door.
By car, use the entrance from Thirlestaine Road leading to a car park in front of the main building. From the car park, proceed on foot following the path to the right of the main building. After arriving at the rear of that building, proceed through the set of bollards in front of you, whereupon you will be walking alongside Lake House on your right hand side. Turn the corner to the right at the far corner of Lake House, and you should see a short flight of steps up to the main door of Lake House. Once inside, the rehearsal room is to the right.
On a normal rehearsal evening, there will be a member of Musica Vera at the venue from about 7.15pm, who will have placed the exterior door in a closed but unlocked position.
Occasionally, owing to the school's commitments, we are unable to rehearse there, and another venue is booked for the evening. This is usually signalled well in advance, and the changed venue arrangements are also posted on our Facebook site, and by email to choir members.
Of course, on concert days, we normally have a final rehearsal in the afternoon at the concert venue - the times of this are given to members a couple of weeks before each concert. The conductor is always at pains (a) to limit the rehearsal time on the day by careful scheduling, and (b) to ensure a good interval for relaxation prior to the start of the concert.