Membership Secretary: Joy Black
01684 892435
joy.i.black77@gmail.com

Secretary: Barbara Moss

01684 564366
moss.thomas@btopenworld.com

News

This section is specifically for choir members and is where you will find all the announcements previously made at rehearsals plus a range of useful resources to help you familiarise yourself with the works we are performing and so get the most out of rehearsals.
Click on the buttons at the bottom of the page to access practice files to help with "note-bashing", recordings of the works we are performing to hear what they should sound like, and details of what has been rehearsed at each rehearsal.
13/03/19

Extra Rehearsal - Thursday 14 March 7.30 pm in St Edmunds Hall, College Road, Malvern

  • Please note that the rehearsal on Thursday 14 March will be held in St Edmunds Hall, not in the Chase School Hall. It will start at 7.30 pm.
  • Malvern Festival Chorus music folders, ladies' scarves and gentlemen's bow ties will be available to purchase from Bridget Corlett at the rehearsal.
  • Concert programmes will be available to purchase at the rehearsal, price £3.00.

Concert Day Arrangements - Saturday 16 March

  • Please be in The Priory by 2.00 pm on Saturday afternoon's dress rehearsal so that seating can be arranged in time for the rehearsal to start promptly at 2.30 pm. The rehearsal should finish around 4.30 pm.
  • Please be back in The Priory by 7.05 pm for the evening performance. Please go to the choir vestry for a warm-up before the performance.
  • Please put your Janacek Otcenas score in your black MFC folder whether you have a new larger one or a smaller one.
  • Since the Eternal Light and Five Mystical Songs scores do not fit in the smaller folders, please only put these in a folder if you have a new larger Malvern Festival Chorus one.

Concert Scores Arrangements

  • Please clean any pencil marks in your scores you will not need for the performance, ie those made by previous users, before Saturday's rehearsal.
  • Please hand in your Janacek Otcenas score after the performance on Saturday. Boxes will be provided.
  • Please clean all remaining pencil marks from Eternal Light and Five Mystical Songs after the concert and return clean scores at rehearsal on Tuesday 19 March. NB. allow at least 30 minutes to clean both scores. If you will not be attending the rehearsal on 19 March, please hand in all your scores after the performance on Saturday.
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Extraordinary General Meeting - Tuesday 26 March 7.15 pm

  • After a mutual trial period of one year for Jonathan as our Musical Director, the Committee propose that his permanent appointment be put to a members’ ballot. An EGM is called for this purpose before rehearsal on Tuesday 26 March at 7.15 pm.
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Centenary Season - 2019/20
Plans are well under way for our centenary season which starts in September. Here is a taster of ideas and events:

  • Centenary Logo - Calling all artistic choir members, families or friends. The Committee would like to have a special centenary logo to use on all publicity material during the season. It will be used in a variety of formats and sizes. Please submit your suggested designs to our Secretary, Barbara Moss, in the next fortnight
  • Open rehearsal, Tuesday 03 September 2019 - the centenary season will start with a rehearsal which is open to anyone who might be interested in joining us. Please encourage family and friends to come along and give us a try.
  • Come and Sing, Saturday 07 September 2019​​​​​​​ - following our very successful event in 2017, we will be holding a Come and Sing Faure's Requiem and Vivaldi's Gloria. More details to follow.
  • Carols for All - our annual charity event will take place as usual in Great Malvern Priory on 28 December 2019.
  • Worcester Cathedral - our spring concert will be a performance of Bach's St Matthew's Passion in Worcester Cathedral on Saturday 14 March 2020. An event not to be missed!
  • Gala Concert​​​​​​​ - our centenary season will culminate in a Gala Concert in Malvern Theatres on Saturday 27 June 2020.