Membership Secretary: Joy Black
07864 731792

joytemp22@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 rehearsal dates for the current season, 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.
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28/01/22

It has been decided to postpone the performance of The Armed Man, probably until early May. In order to bolster numbers, we will invite other local choirs and singers to join with us. To make the occasion attractive to other singers, the day will be in the form of a workshop, possibly with a guest conductor, and with a concert in the evening.

In addition, the performance of the Boyle commission will be postponed until a later concert when we will be able to do it full justice. When Rory composed this piece for our Centenary concert he did so with a choir of 100 or more voices in mind and with an orchestra to match. With potentially fewer than half that number and 1sts and 2nds required in most voice parts, we would be unable to put on the performance the piece merits. Jonathan and Kevin have made Rory aware of our decision and whilst he is disappointed, he has been very understanding and supportive of it.

Taking into account results of the recent survey of members together with the fact that the rate of infection from the less-severe Omicron variant is now reducing, it is our intention to relax the rule on mask-wearing at rehearsals from 1 February. Individuals can choose whether they wear a mask or not for singing but we will ask that masks be worn on arrival/departure and when moving around the hall. We will also continue to insist on a negative lateral flow test taken within 24 hours of the rehearsal. We will continue to maintain good ventilation and monitor air quality closely, whilst allowing seating closer together, and therefore more people will be able to attend rehearsals.