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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22/08/20

Rehearsals​​​​​​ Details
The rehearsal
starts at 07.45 pm but the link will be open from 7.15 pm. You will be sent a link to join the rehearsal but you may find the following points useful:

  • For the best experience, use a laptop or pc which has a camera and a microphone. You can also use a tablet but the experience isn’t quite as good as it is with a laptop.
  • Locate yourself in a quiet part of the house where you are unlikely to be disturbed or distracted. If there is a strong light source it should be in front of you rather than behind you.
  • Use headphones/earphones if you have them. These enable you to hear instructions and music more clearly than if you rely on the computer’s inbuilt speakers.
  • It is possible to join the meeting via a telephone link. You will be able to hear everything but the experience will be poorer than on a computer.
  • You do not need to sign up to Zoom or create an account to join the rehearsal
  • You do not need to pay anything
  • You may be asked to download Zoom onto your computer after you click on the link. This is completely normal and will give you a better experience than using the browser version of Zoom.
  • If the download doesn’t work you can click on a link to open Zoom in your browser.
  • The rehearsal will be “muted “ automatically for everyone except Jonathan and Penny. No one will hear you sing other than yourself!
  • If you wish to communicate with anyone during the rehearsal you can use the CHAT function on the Zoom taskbar. You should use this to raise any queries about your part with Jonathan or Penny.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, you may wish to watch one of the many tutorials for beginners available on YouTube. You can access these by typing “Zoom for beginners” into your internet browser search box.

22/08/20

Online Events

Click here to catch up with the Newsletters from our Chairman and Committee. They give details of planned events including the format for virtual rehearsals starting in September.

26/01/20

Friends of Malvern Festival Chorus

The new Friends of MFC scheme is now up and running so please encourage friends and family to join. All the details are on the website on the Friends of MFC webpage which can be accessed either from the Home Page or from the About Us drop-down menu.

17/01/20

​​​​Member details

Any new member who hasn’t yet filled in a membership form, please see Joy Black for a form and let her have a completed one ASAP. It’s important we have your contact details and it will help ensure everyone gets information sent out by email.

16/10/19

NSSO Concert in Birmingham Symphony Hall, July 2019
The video of the concert in which over 50 choir members performed is now available on YouTube. Click here to view it.

20/03/19
ractice 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.

07/03/19
Concert dress
A reminder for new members that concert dress is:
  • men - black dinner jackets and trousers, white shirts and green bow ties, available from Bridget Corlett
  • ladies - black trousers or long skirts, black shirt-style long-sleeve blouses and green scarves, available from Bridget Corlett
14/11/18
New MFC Twitter handle: @ChorusMalvern
  • Please follow us on this new handle and retweet our posts to spread the word about the concert. Our Twitter feed can be accessed from the Twitter icon in the top right-hand corner of each page of the website.
18/10/18

Concert Programmes Advertising
If anyone knows a business or organisation that would be interested in advertising in our concert programmes, please speak to Kevin Ilsley, Chairman.

06/09/18

Rehearsal Schedule
Details of what has been rehearsed at each rehearsal can be found by clicking on the Rehearsal Schedule button at the top or bottom of this webpage, together with details of what will be rehearsed at future rehearsals where available.

Audio Rehearsal Files
Click on the Practice Files button at the top or bottom of this webpage to find links to rehearsal files you may find useful for learning the works for our next concert. Links to YouTube videos of the works can be found on the Useful Recordings page by clicking on the button at the top or bottom of this page.