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.
20/03/19
Practice files and Useful Recordings
To help with "note-bashing" and general practice between rehearsals, you can find links to online practice files and recordings of the works we will be performing by clicking on the Practice Files and Useful Recordings buttons at the bottom of this webpage. You can also find details of the items practised at each rehearsal by clicking on the Rehearsal Schedule button at the bottom of this webpage.

Extraordinary General Meeting - Tuesday 26 March at 7.15 pm
A reminder that an Extraordinary General Meeting will be held before rehearsal on Tuesday 26 March at 7.15 pm to vote on the permanent appointment of Jonathan Brown as our Musical Director, now that the initial mutual trial period of one year has expired.

Centenary season membership / sponsorship drive
A member list will be circulated over the next couple of weeks for you to tell us about any organisation/school/business where you have a contact. We’re looking for sources of potential members and / or sponsorship. For example, they may have employees or colleagues that they would sponsor as members, or they may offer to sponsor us in exchange for concert tickets and publicity. We are hoping our Centenary season will provide a great opportunity for recruiting new, particularly younger, choir members so would welcome suggestions for organisations that may be interested in some form of sponsorship.

Centenary Logo
Calling all artistic choir members, families or friends. As previously mentioned, 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. Two submissions have already been received so please submit your suggested designs to our Secretary, Barbara Moss, in the next fortnight.

Heartstart Defibrillator Training
Heartstart is offering free training to interested choir members on how to use a defibrillator and help save lives. Edwina Ward, Soprano Voice Part rep, is compiling a list of members who would like to take part so please add your name to the list at the next rehearsal if you are interested.

Music Folder
Bridget has an empty MFC music folder that was found after the concert in Great Malvern Priory. Please contact her if you have lost one.

Verdi Requiem with National Schools Symphony Orchestra - Birmingham Symphony Hall, Sunday 21 July 2019

Extra rehearsals will be held on:
  • Thursdays 6, 13 and 20 June - time and venue to be confirmed
  • Tuesdays 25 June and 2, 9 July - time and venue to be confirmed
  • Tuesday 16 July - with piano and other chorus - Malvern College, time to be confirmed
  • Thursday 18 July - with concert conductor and orchestra - Malvern College, time to be confirmed

Concert day timetable:
  • Chorus rehearsal - 11.00 am to 1.00 pm
  • Concert start - 4.00 pm
  • Verdi Requiem start - 5.00 pm
  • Concert end - 6.30 pm

A contribution of £20.00 per singer is requested towards the cost of the extra rehearsals. This is for the equivalent of one extra term of singing plus the concert day. The Committee hopes members feel it is reasonable to make this request. Contributions are payable to our Treasurer, Mike Tweedie.