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.
14/11/18
Concert day rehearsal
  • Please assemble in the Forum theatre at 1.00 pm for seating to be sorted out for both halves of the concert
  • Rehearsal time for choir 1.30 – 3.00 pm

Concert dress
  • Ladies long-sleeved black blouses with long black skirt or black trousers. Green scarf available from Bridget Corlett
  • Men DJ, white shirt and green bow tie. Bow ties available from Bridget
  • New members, please let Bridget know if you need a scarf or bow tie
  • All music to be in folders – please let Bridget know if you need one. New size folders are on order.

Concert programmes
  • Programmes for the concert will be on sale at next Tuesday's rehearsal, price £3.00

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

Concert Day Rehearsal - Sunday 25 November

  • Please be in The Forum, Malvern Theatres by 1.00 pm on Sunday 25 November so that seating for the two major works can be sorted out.
  • The rehearsal will begin at 1.30 pm and should be finished for the choir by 3.00 pm.
  • Please ensure that you have indicated on the rehearsal sign-in sheet whether you will be singing in the concert. Accurate numbers are essential before the final Tuesday rehearsal on 20 November to ensure that correct seating is available in The Forum.


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

25/10/18

Concert rehearsal and dress
There will be a rehearsal in the afternoon prior to the concert on Sunday 25 November. Full details will be given after half-term.
Concert dress for choir members is:

  • Men - Dinner jacket with white shirt and green bow-tie (available to buy from Bridget Corlett
  • Ladies - Long black skirt or trousers with long-sleeved black blouse and green scarf (available to buy from Bridget Corlett)
  • We will be using MFC black music folders which are available from Bridget Corlett
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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22/09/16

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