16th October Notices

Monday Notices - 16th October 2017

Dear all
 
What an unusual day of weather with a rather eerie looking red sun and dusty orange sky, in various places, courtesy of ‘Hurricane Ophelia’ apparently. We went to Beaulieu for the day and the weather changed from pleasant and warm, to very blustery and the sight of a red sun peering through a greyish and orange streaked, dusty sky. It added to the fun of being ‘out and about’!!
 
Anyway, onwards and upwards and without further ado, a number of reminders and requests for help in this week’s notices – please read on …!
 
News Updates
 
Autumn Concert 25th November (flyer for Britten’s ‘St Nicolas’)
 
Attached to the ‘Notices’is the publicity flyer for our November Concert that advertises Britten’s ‘St Nicolas’ and ‘Ceremony of Carols’ and Vaughan Williams ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’.
 
Supporting a Charity at Christmas
 
Many thanks to everyone who supported the suggestion of a retiring collectionto raise money for charity after our Christmas concert.  Now all we have to do is choose a good cause! To help with this, we will leave out a sheet at rehearsal for people to write down any suggestions they may have. If anyone has any questions or comments, please come and see either of us at coffee time.
 
Sarah and Annette
 
Reminders
 
Looking for offers of ‘Help’ with the November Concert
Autumn Concert 25th November – Front of House and Interval Drinks

A ‘call for help’ please with ‘Front of House’ and with serving interval drinks.
 
If there are any members who are not participating in the concert and are instead, being part of the audience, we could do with your help.  Firstly, we need volunteers to assist with selling tickets at ‘Front of House’and/or with serving interval drinks  Please contact Anne Smith if you are able to assist or know anyone who can.
 
 
Social Committee – Spanish Evening 20th October

We are urgently seeking the services of an accompanist for this event. Please contact Anne Smith if you can help.

Please note that a bar selling wine, beer (Spanish of course) and soft drinks will be available.
 

Bracknell Choral Society - Workshop Weekend – 3rd/4th February 2018
 
Following the success of this event in 2016, we are now pleased to be able to offer places for this weekend for 2018, we couldn’t fault the hotel so will be going back to: Basingstoke Country Hotel near Hook in Hampshire.
 
We have tried to offer flexible attendance optionsto give people the ability to ‘commute’ if an overnight stay is not possible.  We’ll start at 10am Saturday, finishing Sunday, at approximately 3pm. 
 
Workshop Content will be confirmed nearer the time; however, we would be interested to receive feedback on topics you would like to be covered, a section for this information is in the registration form attached.
 
All this hard work will be followed by a Group Dinner, to make the most of the opportunity to spend some social time together - this is open up to non-workshop choir members.
 
Booking forms to be collected with deposit from Wednesday next before and during the break.
 
Looking ahead:
•    Half Term: no rehearsal for the week beginning the 23rd October but please keep ‘practising’.
•    Clocks ‘fall back’: Sunday 29th October.
•    Next rehearsal date: Wednesday 1st November.
 
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.
Maria

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