Firstly well done everyone for a fantastic Saturday workshop!  Archie’s organisation was phenominal.  Sally and her team of helpers came up trumps with the mouth-watering spread of cakes which went down a storm!  Thanks to those also who volunteered to transport people and to those who made Archie’s job easier by helping with the setup and clearing up at the end, and offered to take home and store our benches.  These events are definitely getting easier the more of you that are coming forward to help, so we are really grateful to everyone who volunteers.  And of course….it was also a great sing – the Praise to the Holiest chorus is starting to sound like we really know what we’re doing!

Amanda has posted some great pictures from Saturday on our Facebook page – so please do keep visiting it, liking and sharing – it all helps to spread the word and sell more tickets for our events, which in turn means great musicians and great concerts!

7.20pm start for Sops and Altos on Wednesday

As you will have heard from Graham at the workshop, we are once more inviting all Sops and Altos NOT in the Semi Chorus to an early rehearsal at the URC and we will be covering the chorus we started from on Saturday.  Doors will open at 7pm for anyone wanting to buy tickets for buses, the open rehearsal, or the concert.

Please note: Everyone (including the Semi Chorus) is welcome to join the rehearsal from 8pm – apologies to the ladies Graham spoke to about this in the  Semi Chorus yesterday – he says he got confused 🙂

1st Altos – joining with 2nd’s for the last bit of Praise to the Holiest!

Just to clarify, and for those not there yesterday, during yesterday’s rehearsal Graham asked the 1st Altos to join the 2nd Altos from page Page 173 bar 137, coming in with the Sopranos, for the remainder of the chorus to page 177.

Announcing our new Gerontius!

As you will have heard, we now have a change of Tenor, as Andrew Kennedy had to cancel due to personal commitments.

Graham is thrilled to have booked David Butt Philip, an alumnus of the Jette Parker Young Artists Program, Royal Opera House.  In 2014, shortly after leaving the program he made a hugely acclaimed English National Opera debut as Rodolfo La bohème. Recent debuts such as Erik Der fliegende Hollander, the title role of Brett Dean’s Hamlet, Laca Jenufa and Grigoriy Boris Godunov have attracted serious attention and have established him as one of the most exciting young helden tenors Britain has to offer today.

Everything that you might want to download but haven’t done so yet…!

We’re still selling tickets for all our events and coaches, promoting free tickets for schools and looking for advertisers:

  • CLICK HERE for info on Elgar’s Walk – Sunday 14th April
  • CLICK HERE for info and to tickets for our Open Rehearsal at Tillington All Hallows Church
  • CLICK HERE  for info on placing advertisements in our Elgar programme – IT’S NOT TOO LATE!!
  • CLICK HERE  for info on the Free Tickets for Schools promotion

Elgar concert posters to send to family/friends:

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That’s everything for now…don’t forget to bring £1 coins to take part in our weekly Raffle!
See you on Wednesday!