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Places now available on Tour – and a request for Wedding Singers!

What a lovely post-concert party on Wednesday night….the wine was flowing (thanks to Jennie Royd’s wine company who always come up trumps) and the nibbles were being nibbled!  Lovely to have a chance to chat with everyone.  Thanks to Sally and her fabulous team for putting on a lovely spread. You are all wonderful people! Would you believe that Sally kept apologising because due to other commitments there wasn’t her usual quantity of home-made fayre, but she still managed to feed us all really well…! Well done to you all especially Rachel for surviving the music distribution process (always a sigh of relief to get through at the beginning of each programme)! Rachel will continue to give out music for the tour/Autumn programme next week.  If you didn’t come last week don’t forget to bring a printed copy of the Mozart Missa Breva in D, or be prepared to buy a pre-printed one. Also Rachel tells me there are still some people who haven’t returned their hired Elgar music.  If this applies to you, then there may be fines applied now if she can’t sweet-talk the library on your behalf…honestly the things she has to do for you all 🙂  Please bring it in next week for her sake…. Fancy singing at a wedding service….? We mentioned this earlier in the year, but Amanda’s looking for some strong singers to bolster the singing at a wedding in Chiddingfold on  10th August. You’ll be singing in the choir pews in prime position! By doing this you will help to raise money and awareness for our choir, as well as enjoying... read more

Goodbye Elgar – Hello Mozart! Join us from 7pm for pre-rehearsal drinks! Newcomers welcome!

Well I don’t know about you but I’ve been riding on a wave of feeling of a ‘job well done’ since Wednesday! You can keep up with info/photos etc. on our Facebook page, which Amanda, our Social Media rep, is doing such a great job of keeping lively and interesting. Please do visit and ‘like’ our page, and tell all your friends, who are also very welcome to come and try out our choir from this week as we start the late Summer/Autumn programme.

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WOW – WHAT A NIGHT!! Celebrate with pre-rehearsal drinks on Wednesday!

Well done everyone! That was a night to remember….!

Firstly, a message from Graham:

Congratulations on a fantastic concert last night! The energy was maintained from start to finish and the passion and characterisation was great. I thought the power created in the big moments was amazing, but also the quality of sound was fabulous. You kept me on my toes, but the few areas of concern in the rehearsal went really well and the tuning issues were so much better in the concert. I had lots of lovely comments from musicians saying that the sound the choir made was excellent. The part 1 moments were just wonderful and I came off stage buzzing. Part 2 was the best I’d ever heard it. The double choir section was really strong

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Message from Graham – you are all set for a great rehearsal on Monday!

Last night’s rehearsal was tough but progress was good, and Graham just wanted you all to know that we’ve got to the stage now where he’s really pleased with how it’s all turning out. This was his final chance to make a few adjustments, and stress the necessity of them 🙂 which will hopefully mean we can go forward with confidence and put out a performance that will be worth all the effort of the past 4 months.

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Concert Notes webpage now live, last chance for recording discount, and get prepared with your post-Gerontius music!

You should have already received the concert Briefing notes via email as promised by Archie on Saturday, but for good measure we now have a Concert Notes webpage in the Member’s area of the website where you can find the notes and all the associated information you should need. If you have forgotten the member login details just use the password request form on the login page.
Concert Dress Code – Strictly full length for skirts/dresses!

The Dress Code for the concert is the same as our last concert at the Royal Festival Hall. This means that if you are wearing a dress or skirt it must be FULL LENGTH only!! Full details can be found in the Concert Notes. This is a big public event for us and a professional/standard appearance is very important. In addition, we are having a photo taken of the stage which we will be using in future, and do not want different lengths of skirts/dresses showing as it looks very messy! Thanks for your understanding.

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