Plans for our Centenary Season have been conceived not only as a celebration of 100 years of MFC but also with the objective of increasing membership and visibility within the community, and thus assuring the future of MFC. In addition to the two outlined below, other means of raising funds will be discussed at the AGM on 10 September.
We hope you agree that our Centenary Season will be one to remember for many years to come. We appreciate your help in making it so.
Centenary Concerts and Sponsorship
- Our special concerts in 2020, J S Bach’s St Matthew Passion, with our President James Oxley as Evangelist, in Worcester Cathedral in March and the Gala Concert in Malvern Theatres in June, should be a great attraction for singers and audience but we need to ensure that we have revenues to cover the costs. For this reason we’re looking for sponsorship, not only from traditional sources (eg Elmley Foundation) but also from organisations, businesses and people in the local community. As previously requested (see Notices 19 March 2019 below), please think of any contacts you may have with local businesses (eg dentists, solicitors, accountants, as well as tradespeople) who could be willing to sponsor a new singing member or one of our concerts, in return for publicity and concert tickets. Click here for details of the sponsorship options. If you need help in making the contact please let a member of the Committee know.
Auction of Promises
- The Committee has proposed an Auction of Promises/Items as one of the fund-raising activities for the season, probably in early 2020. Please give some thought to items that might be donated for this.
Scores for next season
For our March concert in Worcester Cathedral, we will be using the Barenreiter edition of Bach's St Matthew Passion. Again scores will be available to hire at rehearsal on 3 September.
End-of-season Social - Wine and Cheese Garden Party
A huge 'thank you' to Bridget and Malcolm for hosting the summer social. Ably assisted by members of the Committee, they went to an enormous amount of effort to ensure it was a most successful and enjoyable occasion. They even managed to defy the weather forecast and see to it that the evening was warm and dry despite earlier rain. Although fund-raising was not the primary focus, the event raised over £400 for choir funds.
Our grateful thanks go to the hosts and everyone who helped both before, during and after the event and to all those who contributed cakes, books and prizes for the raffle and tombola.