9th October Notices

Monday Notices - 9th October 2017

Dear all
Just a thought …!
Well done everyone for last week’s rehearsal at Ranalagh; a good rehearsal overall, the Social Committee did a great job in selling more tickets for the Spanish Evening, we managed to sort ourselves into our parts (thank you Part Stewards) efficiently, and we all managed to vacate the building and premises swiftly as advised.  Having said that it will be good to be back at Newbold on Wednesday where we will begin the evening with the AGM at 7:00pm followed by the rehearsal at 7:30pm – a gentle reminder!  
 
Please refer to previous ‘notices’ for the attached reports from Greg, Geoffrey and John.
 
A quote …!
“It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful.
It has the beauty of loneliness
of pain: of strength and freedom.
The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love.  
The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting
beauty of monotony.” (Benjamin Britten)

 
Without further ado, a busy set of notices – please read on …!
 
News Updates

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 options to 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.
 
Signing up for Bach’s St Matthew Passion and more (message from Penny)
 
On Wednesday I'll be putting out signup sheets for the New Novello edition of Bach's St Matthew Passion that we'll start rehearsing in January. This is, unfortunately, not compatible with the Old Novello edition many of us already have - it's a new translation, with many more pages.
 
I will also include a column for the carol book. Almost everyone has either already told me they don't need one because they're not singing at Christmas, or has already bought or ordered one, so this is a final check.
 
Reminders
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.

Autumn Concert 25th November

A ‘call for help’ please with Front of House and with serving interval drinks. Please contact Anne Smith if you are able to assist or know anyone who can.
 
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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