With less than 2 weeks left to the concert it’s time to get some commitment from those family members and friends and buy some tickets for our Autumn Concert.  You can buy them from the Admin team before our rehearsal if you want to avoid commission, or at any time on our website wherever you see the Book Now button.

We’ll also be bringing in more flyers and A4 size laminated posters for you to distribute in your local pubs/restaurants and other classy establishments!  Please do spread the word – there’s nothing like singing to a full audience!

Music Practise

We’re 2 weeks into the experiment of running the Autumn Concert and Christmas programmes side by side, and progress is really good!  Last week we went over the 2 Handel’s Messiah choruses, and for Autumn we covered Handel’s My Heart is Inditing, Pie Jesu and Ave Maria.  Next rehearsal will concentrate on the ESM pieces for our Autumn Concert, so please do brush up on those to help the rehearsal go as smoothly as poss.

In the meantime we’ve been scanning the ‘interweb’ so that you don’t have to….and the good news is we now have even more help available on our Music Programme & Practise page, so you can impress all your choir buddies by getting a head start on some of the new pieces in our Christmas programme!  In particular look out for really helpul new videos and audio links for What Sweeter Music, Carol of the Bells and Carols for Choirs traditional carols.

(By the way – is it practise or practice – a noun or a verb? Answers on a postcard please….This choir challenges the grey cells in all sorts of ways!).

Music Matters…

  • Pre-ordered music will continue to be ready to collect except Behold New Joy as there is a hold up at OUP apparently….
  • Rachel, your librarian, wants you all to know that she will be at the rehearsal on Wednesday but after that she will be going away for 3 weeks. In her absence Bridget and Julia have very kindly offered to step in but please help them by:
    • 1) making sure you have all the music available by the end of Wednesday’s rehearsal if at all possible while she is still around and  
    • 2) if you are not singing at Christmas and have hired O Magnum please return it to Bridget/Julia promptly after the Autumn concert!

Concert Notes are Here!!

…well at least the timings are – we are still waiting to see how the rehearsals go to nail down the running order, but we will know after Wednesday and they will be published and linked to on next the post.

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That’s it for now….don’t forget to note all our Diary Dates and to tell Christine/Julia how keen you are on helping with the Tea Rota!  See you on Wednesday!