We have a busy week ahead to look forward to, with the rehearsal on Wednesday
totally focused on Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’ & ‘St Nicolas’
and Vaughan Williams ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’
, in readiness for the concert on Saturday.
I am in no doubt that our hard work and commitment in rehearsals, including practising at home (or elsewhere), will lead to a wonderful performance on Saturday.
Without further ado, a rather busy set of notices, including attachments from Greg
– please read on …!
News UpdatesConcert Information
Arrival at St Joseph’s for 1:30pm and please be seated by 2.00pm
. The rehearsal will finish by 5.00pm
at the latest. Please return to the church for 6:45pm ready for the start of the concert at 7:30pm.Please exit the stage and church silently
as Greg will continue with rehearsing the soloists and orchestra; it is precious time with our professional musicians.Message from Penny
I will have folders on Wednesday: £8 to buy, £1 to hire
for Saturday's concert, or special offer of £1.50 to hire for Saturday and the Christmas concert.Hire copies of St Nicolas must be returned by Wednesday 29th November, minus your markings.
I will be returning them to the library the following day, and then going abroad for a week, so any that come in late will incur a full week's fine. The Ceremony of Carols and Vaughan Williams will be included in the Christmas concer
t, so if you are singing in that, please hang on to hire copies; otherwise please return them, again minus your markings,
on 29th November.Given the timing of the Christmas concert,
I am afraid it will be another occasion when you will have to rub your markings out on the night
and return the copies at the end of the concert - I'll stay on at the end to collect them in.Concert dress/etiquette
If you have any queries regarding concert dress / etiquette, please ask you Part Steward.
The diagrams for concert dress will be on display again for Wednesday’s rehearsal.
Reminders/UpdatesSocial Committee EventsMarket Stall – produce, baking and new and unused stall
Congratulations to Liz Seward and the Social Committee team
on organising such a successful event that raised an incredible £162
in proper money at the Market Stall and £3 in old pounds! A huge thank
you to everyone who donated homemade preserves, cakes and biscuits and new/unused items to the stall for sale. Thank you to all for your generosity
in supporting this fund-raising event. Wow!Christmas Hamper Raffle – autumn concert
: please note that this will take place at St Joseph’s Church at the Autumn Concert, Saturday 25th November.‘Deficit Dinner’ Thursday 18th January 6:45pm for 7:00pm: please make a note of this date as this event is very popular.
Menus and tickets will be provided in December – please look out for further information in the December ‘notices’!That's all for now but if anything has been missed then I will either follow it up via email or wait until Wednesday's rehearsal.