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Very Sad News

Before bringing members and other readers up to date with the programme for 2015 we must report the very sad news of the recent deaths of two long standing choir members, Carolyn Seymour and Keith Underdown. Keith was also our webmaster and if it were not for the fact that he had recruited me as an editor to support his main rôle we would be unable to make any announcements. For the record, here are the front and back pages of the programme that was available on the day of the most recent performance.Cover and back page Jan 2015 programme

Opening Rehearsal Notes

It was great to get back together again and to meet some new faces and some old ones who have returned after considerable absence in some cases.

The first piece of important news is that we have a date for the next concert—2015-01-31.

We started on the Beethoven Mass in C. John is going to rehearse this in strict sequence so tonight we started with the Kyrie which went well. One thing to be aware of is that wherever possible we will sing “Kyrie” as three syllables. The phrase marks seems to suggest otherwise but that’s what we want.

In the second half we started on the Credo and reached the bar before A. We will pick up there next week.

Termly Report 2014-07-02

Our Summer Concert (June 28 2014) was a great success,  the choir coped magnificently with the Fugue in the Mass and the motets were all performed beautifully. We will restart on September 17 with rehearsals for our Silver Jubilee Concert in late January/early February 2015. The repertoire will be Bach’s Magnificat, Four Spirituals from Tippet’s A Child of our Time and Beethoven’s Mass in C.

Report on Committee Meeting 2014-03-19

We are moving ahead with charity registration and also changing the bank account so we can go to electronic banking.

We will need a general meeting soon to approve some minor changes to the constitution and accept the accounts.

We discussed the repertoire for the concert.  The Arvo Part Seven MMagnificent Antiphons is the piece in question. We will encourage members to buy it at around £6