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.
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.
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.
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:
- Worcester Cathedral - our spring concert will be a performance of Bach's St Matthew 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.
Rehearsal Start Time
A number of members have put forward the suggestion that we start Tuesday rehearsals at 7.30 pm. The extra time would be particularly helpful in the run-up to the March concert, so Jonathan and Penny have agreed that we should do this. We hope this won’t put any pressure on those who kindly arrive early to help put out the chairs, as they have normally finished before 7.30 pm but anyone extra who is willing to lend a hand will be welcomed!
We realise there are a few people who genuinely can’t make it for the earlier time and are understanding of their situation. Hopefully friends will make sure there’s a seat for them to slot into on arrival.
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.
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.
Check the Other Events webpage for some forthcoming events that might be of interest.
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