Membership Secretary: Vivianne Austen
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Secretary: Barbara Moss

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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.
14/06/18
Extra rehearsals for Brahms Requiem
  • Friday 15 June 7.45 pm Malvern College Big School
  • Monday 18 June 7.45 pm in St Edmund's Hall

Concert day rehearsal will be at 2.30 pm - please be in place by 2.10 pm
  • Please register with your Voice Rep on arrival (H & S requirement)

Tea for 1885 Singers after rehearsal will be at Friends meeting House, Orchard Road
  • All MFC singers are also invited
  • Please let Bridget know what you are able to contribute for tea
  • There are also rooms suitable for changing

Concert dress and arrangements
  • All black for ladies with green scarves
  • DJ's for gents with white shirt and green bow tie
  • Please use music folders for Hear My Prayer
  • Limited hanging space for coats backstage
  • Please register again with your voice rep

Garden Party / Hog roast at Julia's Tuesday 3 July 5.30 - 8.30 pm
  • Tickets £10 available from Bridget
  • Also please let Bridget know what dessert you can contribute
  • Complimentary drink on arrival, otherwise BYO
08/06/18

Summer Concert Additional Rehearsals
Arrangements are being made for two extra rehearsals as listed below. Final details will be confirmed at next week's rehearsal on 12 June.

  • Friday 15 June - venue to be confirmed
  • Monday 18 June - venue will probably be St Edmund's Hall but this will be confirmed

The final Tuesday rehearsal will be on 19 June at the usual time of 7.45 pm in St Edmund's Hall.
25/05/18

Summer Concert Rehearsals
Jonathan would like to arrange one or possibly two extra rehearsals for the Brahms. The dates he is considering are Wednesday 6 and Friday 15 June. Date(s) and venue(s) to be confirmed.

A reminder that there is no rehearsal on 29 May (half term week) and that the Tuesday night rehearsals in June are all in St Edmund's Hall, 2 College Rd, Malvern WR14 3DN at the normal time of 7.45 pm. Click here for directions.. Please remember that you should park in the road, which means that car sharing would be a good idea.

Summer Concert Posters
If you were unable to collect posters to help with your publicity for our summer concert, click here to download and print an A5 copy. Please take the opportunity to sell tickets during the half term break. Thank you!

Garden Bring and Buy
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to and/or bought at our plant sale. We raised £86.13.

19/05/18
Please note that in order to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation, MFC have agreed a Data Protection Policy which you may view by clicking here.
15/05/18

Summer Concert - Saturday 23 June
Please ensure by next week that you have indicated on the sign-in registers whether you will be singing in the summer concert in The Forum, Malvern Theatres. This will ensure that our Stage Manager can plan the choir seating for the concert.

Mendelssohn - Hear My Prayer
Please ensure that you have copy of the music that has bar numbers for the next rehearsal. The work will be conducted by Alison Hunka, 1885 Singers, on the day and she will be using bar numbers for reference during the rehearsal.

Gardening Bring-and-Buy - Tuesday 22 May

This term's Bring & Buy will be next Tuesday, 22 May. It is to be a gardening event and we hope that you have propagated a few extra plants with MFC in mind.

The stall will open from 7.00 pm and we look forward to seeing you with plants and/or purses.

11/05/18

Change of rehearsal venue - 5, 12, 19 June 2018

Please note that Chase School cannot accommodate us for the first three rehearsals in June so these will take place in St Edmunds Hall, 2 College Rd, Malvern WR14 3DN at the normal time of 7.45 pm. Click here for directions.

04/05/18

Summer Concert Music
If you haven't already done so, you can download and print the score for Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer by clicking the link on the Practice Files webpage.

Opera Worcester Workshop
Sue Black will be leading an opera workshop for Opera Worcester on Saturday 12 May. Further detail can be found on the Other Events webpage.

Hosts for 1885 Singers
As last year, hosts are sought to provide overnight accommodation for members of the 1885 Singers who are joining us for our summer concert. Please speak to Dee Brookes if you are interested in helping.

27/04/18

Charity Fund-raising

Following the choir's fund-raising efforts at Christmas, a cheque for £932.93 was handed over to South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Bureau, our chosen charity for the year. Many thanks to Penny Vere for all her hard work in making the Morrisons carol-singing and, particularly, our Carols for All concert such a success.

Extraordinary General Meeting - Tuesday 24 April

Following a lively discussion, the meeting voted in favour of appointing Jonathan Brown as Musical Director, initially on a one-year assessment basis on both sides.

Summer Social Event

Julia Needham has very kindly offered to host a hog-roast on Tuesday 3 July to round off the 2017-18 season.

19/04/18

Special General Meeting - Tuesday 24 April at 7.20 pm

Please remember the EGM before next week's rehearsal. Details are below under Notices 9 April 2018.

Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem with 1885 Singers - Sunday 1 July

  • Alison Hunka has invited MFC members to join them for this concert at All Saints, Putney

  • Concert at 7.30 pm with afternoon rehearsal at 3 pm

  • Piano duet version of Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem and Hear my Prayer with the organ

  • Hospitality available for those needing a bed

Please put your name down next Tuesday if you would like to join them so we can let Alison know numbers / voice parts

Brahms Requiem Useful Recordings and Practice Files

A link to a recommended recording of Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem is available by clicking on the Useful Recordings button at the bottom of this page. Links to a recommended rehearsal file for the work and to an English translation of the text together with an audio pronunciation guide are available by clicking on the Practice Files button at the bottom of this page.

A list of sections rehearsed at each rehearsal and sections scheduled for the next rehearsal, where available, can be found by clicking on the Rehearsal Schedule button at the bottom of this page.

10/04/18

Special General Meeting - Tuesday 24 April at 7.20 pm

There will be a Special General Meeting to be held in the Chase School Hall on Tuesday 24 April at 7.20 pm. The purpose of the meeting is for members to vote on the proposed appointment of a permanent Director of Music of Malvern Festival Chorus.

We look forward to seeing as many members as possible at this meeting, which will be followed by our normal Tuesday rehearsal.