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.
10/01/19

Carols for All and carol singing at Morrisons

  • The total raised for St Richard's Hospice was £1,265.58
  • Penny Vere was thanked for organising and conducting the concert
  • Penny thanked everyone who took part and who helped with the organisation


Sponsorship for 2019-2020 Centenary Season

  • In order to fund special concerts we shall need to look for sponsorship
  • The Committee would like to hear from any member who could take on the task of finding sponsors. This could be someone with local contacts


Verdi Requiem concert in Birmingham Symphony Hall Sunday 21 July

  • The Committee has proposed that we provide a coach for participants and their audience
  • Please let Barbara Moss know if you would like to take up this offer of transport - numbers please
  • Also, any member who hasn't yet put their name down but would like to take part in the concert should let Barbara know

Verdi Requiem with the 1885 Singers in Southwark Cathedral, Saturday 9 November
  • We have been invited to join Alison Hunka and the 1885 Singers for this concert
  • This is a second fantastic opportunity to sing this great work
  • Barbara will collect names from next week

Heartstart training offer
  • We have been offered the opportunity for a group to take part in resuscitation training
  • Heartstart are the local organisation installing defibrillators with funds raised by local organisations
  • Please let Kevin know if you would like to take part in the training

MFC Social event - Quiz Night and Fish & Chip supper at the Foley Arms (Wetherspoons)
  • Tuesday 19 February.
  • Teams of 4. Partners/friends welcome
  • Make a date in your diary. More details to be announced soon
18/12/18

January Rehearsals
Please note that the venue for all rehearsals in January will be St Edmund's Hall, College Road, Malvern. Rehearsals will start at the usual time of 7.45 pm. Please also note that parking will not be available on College grounds so you will have to park in adjacent roads. Full details of rehearsal dates and venues can be found by clicking on the Rehearsal Dates button at the bottom of this webpage.

05/12/18

Scores for March concert
For those of you interested in sourcing your own scores for our next concert, the editions we will be using are listed below. Scores will be available to hire as usual at the first rehearsal of the Spring Term on 8 January 2019 at a cost of £3.00.

  • Howard Goodall, Eternal Light - Faber edition

  • Ralph Vaughan-Williams, Five Mystical Songs - Stainer and Bell edition

  • Leos Janacek , Otcenas - Roberton edition

14/11/18
Carols for all
  • Rehearsals start Tuesday 27 November in Lansdowne Crescent Methodist Church at 7.30 pm
  • Please bring your “white” Oxford 100 Carols for Choirs
  • Copies will be available to hire if you don’t have one

Carol singing - Wednesday 12 December 6.00 – 7.00 pm
  • This year’s carol singing will be at Morrisons
  • Please bring your “white” Oxford 100 Carols for Choirs
  • Collection in aid of St Richard’s Hospice

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.
12/11/18

Carols for All - Friday 28 December
If you haven't already done so, please sign the list if you will be singing in the Carols for All event in Great Malvern Priory on Friday 28 December. Please also encourage any non-members who sing to join us for this event. Rehearsals will start on Tuesday 27 November at 7.30 pm in Lansdowne Crescent Methodist Church

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.

26/09/18

National Schools Symphony Orchestra - Verdi Requiem in Birmingham Symphony Hall, 21 July 2019
A reminder that MFC has been invited to join the 25th anniversary concert of NSSO in a performance of Verdi's Requiem in Birmingham Symphony Hall on 21 July 2019. If you want to sing in the concert, please let our Secretary, Barbara Moss, know as soon as possible if you have not already done so. Details of the event are on the Our Concerts webpage.

Carols for All - Friday 28 December at 3.00 pm, Great Malvern Priory

  • Penny Vere has kindly agreed to take this again this year

  • Please sign up at rehearsal to confirm your availability and do invite your singing friends to come and join us

  • Rehearsals will be at Lansdowne Methodist Church, dates TBC.

  • Our chosen local charity this year is St Richard’s Hospice

06/09/18

Elgar School of Music
Members may be interested in the following early music activities being organised by the Elgar School of Music.

Baroque ensemble Mondays 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm (every other week)
There's a friendly small ensemble that specialises in Baroque music for instrumentalists that meets every other week on a Monday from 4.30-6. It's suitable for players from about grade 6 standard. Anybody keen is welcome and music is chosen to suit the standard of the players. If you're a bit rusty from school/youth orchestra days don't worry you'd be very welcome.

Viol consorts Mondays 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
There is a beginners class for viols on Monday afternoons. No experience is needed: if you sing or played the recorder at primary school and are enthusiastic then that's enough! Tuition will be available as part of the session. It's great fun and highly addictive. We have instruments you can borrow.

Please contact Claire Horacek
clairehoracek@hotmail.com if you're interested for further details or The Elgar School of Music.

2018-19 Subscriptions
Details of the subscription for the new season and how to pay can be found here.

Rehearsal Schedule
Details of what has been rehearsed at each rehearsal can be found by clicking on the Rehearsal Schedule button at the 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 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 bottom of this page.

20/07/18

MFC AGM
Our AGM will be at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 11 September before our normal rehearsal. Click on the links below for relevant notices and information which has been sent to members together with additional material.


Rehearsal Dates
Click on the Rehearsal Dates button at the bottom of the screen to see all the scheduled rehearsal dates for the 2018-19 season

Music
Should you wish to get ahead with acquiring music for the November concert, we will be using the following editions:

  • J S Bach Magnificat in D Major BWV 243 - Barenreiter edition edited by Eduard Muller

  • W A Mozart Coronation Mass in C major K317 - Novello edition


Please download and print your own copy of Mozart's Ave Verum by using the link below:

19/05/18
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