Community Choir in Whitchurch, Shropshire U.K.


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MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER rehearsals resume

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Rehearsals resume after the summer break on Monday 5th September.

The following week on the 12th will be the A.G.M. after the rehearsal and it would be helpful if people attended to express any views and ideas – this is the choir’s opportunity to support the committee and Donna too. If you would like to join the committee please ask any of the existing committee members, likewise if you would like to be nominated for a role.

On 19th September the first installment of £25 is due. The annual subscription remains the same again.

A pianist is still hoped for and the advertisement is on the website on the right. New posters are currently at the printers on which a request for a pianist is also added.

Hope you had a brilliant summer and looking forward to seeing you all and new members on Monday.

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PIANIST REQUIRED… and updates

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Below is an advert for a pianist for the choir – if you know of a possible candidate please urge them to contact Margaret Hatton.

Whitchurch Community Choir are seeking a pianist to assist their musical director at rehearsals and concerts. The choir rehearses on Monday evenings from 7 until 8.30pm in Bargates Hall. If you are interested in applying please contact the choir’s secretary Margaret Hatton on 01948 662594 to arrange an audition when you would be required to accompany the choir for approximately 20 minutes, for which music will be made available in advance if required. Rate of pay is negotiable.


 

A while ago Margaret sent an email to everyone with this term’s songs for rehearsals and also other news and information, such as the choir’s performance in July for ‘Relay for Life’ and also a spring concert.

Here is the list of songs again -;

  • The Rose’s Age
  • Apple Trees in Bloom
  • Spring
  • You Don’t Send Me Flowers
  • Edelweiss
  • Tulips Fom Amsterdam
  • Blackbird
  • Tiptoe Trough The Tulips
  • Inchworm

 

 


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Rehearsal 17th November…

We are now rehearsing carols for various forthcoming performances. Four of the carols will be performed without keyboard accompaniment and in additon to soprano, alto and bass harmonies there will be some tenor and descant elements. Donna thinks that the choir has developed and grown to facilitate this which is exciting.

Here’s the shedule so far –

Forthcoming carol Concerts & Performances

SATURDAY 6th December – Marbury Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party, Marbury Village Hall 7.30pm to entertain

SUNDAY 14th December  – Sainsbury’s supermarket 2 – 4pm

TUESDAY 16th December – Senior Citizens’ Club in the afternoon

FRIDAY 19th December – Hospital Crib Service in the afternoon

SATURDAY 20th December – Town Centre in the morning and in the afternoon from 2.30pm Prospect House in Malpas

MONDAY 22nd December – Greenfields in the afternoon and Fairfields early evening

Don’t forget that David and Dorne Quipp have invited choir members to join them on 23rd November at their renewal of marriage vows service, see invitation below.

There has been very positive feedback about the choir’s performance last Friday at St Alkmund’s, people in the audience having commented on how proficient the choir has become and the fun of joining in at the end with ‘When the saints…’

Our piano accompanist last Friday was Pam Pickford who seamlessly took the reins from Donna so she could conduct; Pam was spot on so a VERY BIG THANK YOU; she passed on via Donna how well she thought the men sang so WELL DONE BLOKES!

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Publicity for the choir, specifically forthcoming performances needs to be done but as there are currently no up to date photographs it has been suggested that I take photographs of the choir in rehearsal this Monday, 24th November. If any choir members had friends or family in the audience at last Friday’s concert who took photographs perhaps they would be kind enough to email me some which I could use when I contact local newspapers.