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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.
12/12/17

Carols for All rehearsal this evening CANCELLED

  • Please note that, due to treacherous road and footpath conditions in and around Lansdowne Crescent, we felt it wise to cancel this evening's rehearsal. If you have invited friends to sing with us could you please let them know about this cancellation. Penny is confident that with the rehearsal next week and on the morning of 28 December, we'll be fine for the concert.

Carol singing at Morrisons tomorrow, 13 December, from 6 - 7 pm will go ahead.

22/11/17

Concert and Rehearsal Details

  • Rehearsal Friday 24 November 7.00 - 8.45 pm. The Chase School. Richard will be pleased to see as many of us as possible at this rehearsal. Penny will accompany us.

  • Concert day rehearsal. Malvern Theatre 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm. Please be seated by 1.20 pm. Also, please note that access to the theatre will be through the backstage fire doors on the back drive (to the left of the normal back "winter entrance"). The theatre have advised us that the bars will open and serve coffee from 4 pm.

  • Some changing facilities will be available behind the stage as normal.

  • Concert 5.30 pm. Please be seated by 5.20 pm. Normal concert "uniform". As the hired scores will not fit in our folders, MFC music folders should only be used by those using their own scores if they are different editions to the hired scores. . Bridget will be able to help anyone who doesn't have a scarf (ladies), tie (men), or folder on Friday evening.

Carols for All

  • Rehearsals for Carols for All begin on Tuesday 28 November.

  • ​​​​​​​Rehearsals will take place at 7.30 pm in Lansdowne Crescent Methodist Church, Malvern.

  • A limited​​​​​​​ number of copies of 100 Carols for Choirs will be available to hire for £1.00. Please bring your own copy if you have one.

  • ​​​​​​​Susan Black will be the soloist for the concert.

15/11/17

Elgar talk by Mike Vockins, at Birchwood

  • Informal talk in the house where Elgar wrote Gerontius.

  • Places still available for Friday 24 November at 2.30 pm. (Thursday 23 November at 2.30 pm fully booked).

  • There is no charge for the talk or refreshments which follow. A donation to charity is requested.

  • Please add your name to the list if you wish to go (up to a maximum of 16).

  • Birchwood postcode is WR13 5EZ. Click here for full directions. PLEASE car share as much as possible as parking is very limited.


Small SATB group invited to sing at CAB Christmas party Wednesday 13 December - St Andrew’s Church centre at approx. 4.00 pm

  • As you know, we are supporting South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Bureau this year as our chosen charity.

  • As usual, men are particularly welcome.

  • Please let Jackie Tolliday ( jacquelinejmt@btinternet.com 01684 560248) know by next week if you are able to join in.

  • NB This is also the day we’re carol singing at Morrisons (6 – 7 pm).

11/11/17

Heather Williamson has written out the Latin words for these two works together with English translations. This might make it easier for us to get our tongues round them! Click here to see them.

08/11/17

Elgar talk by Mike Vockins, at Birchwood

  • We have been offered the opportunity to attend a talk on Elgar in the house where he wrote Gerontius

  • The talk is informal at the house, so that people can share the atmosphere and see the views Elgar saw

  • There is no charge for the talk or refreshments, which follow. A donation to charity is requested

  • The dates on offer are Thursday 23 November at 2.30 pm and Friday 24 November at 10.30 am or 2.30 pm

  • Up to 15 can be accommodated at each talk

  • Please let Eileen Tomlin know if you are interested and which date/time would be your preference so that she can respond to Mike. There will be a list for signing on the notice board at next Tuesday's rehearsal.

02/11/17

November concert arrangements

  • The rehearsal in the last week before the concert will be in The Chase school hall on Friday 24 November at 7.00 pm

  • The Sunday afternoon rehearsal will start at 1.30 pm


After-show party Monday 27 November

  • With curry supper and quiz

  • The Foley Arms at 7.00 pm

  • Please reserve the date in your diaries.


Carol singing Morrisons Wednesday 13 December 6-7 pm


Carols for All, Thursday 28 December at 3 pm, Great Malvern Priory

  • We would like to invite singers from other choirs to sing with us. Please think about who you can invite (especially tenors and basses)

  • Rehearsals will be in Lansdowne Methodist Church at 7.30 pm on Tuesdays 28 November, 5, 12 and 19 December

12/10/17

Rehearsal 21 November
Owing to Richard's unavoidable absence on Tuesday 21 November, members voted for the rehearsal to take place on Friday 24 November instead. The rehearsal will still be at The Chase School Hall but will start at the earlier time of 7.00 pm.

13/09/17


After-show party Monday 27 November

  • With supper (and possibly Quiz)

  • Time and venue TBA

  • Please reserve the date in your diaries


Carols for All, Thursday 28 December at 3 pm, Great Malvern Priory

  • Penny Vere has kindly agreed to take this again, subject to good participation

  • Please sign up to confirm your availability

  • Our chosen local charity this year is South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Bureau

24/05/17

Dates for your diary

  • November Concert - Sunday 26 November 5.30 pm, Malvern Theatre

Carols for All - Thursday 28 December, Great Malvern Priory

  • Penny Vere has kindly agreed to lead this again this year, subject to a good level of participation. Please put the date in your diaries now.

  • Our chosen local charity this year is South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Bureau

22/09/16

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