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2014-11-17

SITS AND STANDS
Please mark these in before tomorrow’s rehearsal as Huw will race through them verbally!!
page 10 line 2 stand on ‘door’
p 14 end – stay standing
p 23 line 2, bar 3 sit on ‘M’
p 33 line 2 bar 3 stand on ‘hid’
p 38 line 2 sit 1st beat
p 40 line 2, bar 3 stand on ‘Christ’
p 69 line 2, bar 1 stand on ‘sullen’
p 91 bottom line, bar 4 sit on beat 1 (quietly)
p91 NB quiet page turn
p 94 line 3, bar 2 ladies stand on ‘body’
p 101 line 2, bar 2 T&B stand on 1st beat
p109 bar 5 sit on ‘te’
p111 bar 2 stand on ‘glad’
p 147 turn early
p 148 line 2 sit on beat 1
p 154 line 3 bar 4 stand on ‘Jesu’
p 157 line 2 bar 2 sit on ‘name’
p162 line 3 bar 2 sit on ‘sooner’
Stand to the end

CONCERT ARRANGEMENTS
This was sent as an attachment last week.
Venue: Tewkesbury Abbey
Date: Sat 15th Nov at 7.30pm
Full rehearsal at Tewkesbury Abbey
Date & Time: Saturday 15th Nov from 1pm to 4.30pm
Directions: Tewkesbury Abbey, Church Street, Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 5RZ
Disabled access: This is good for all parts of the site including shop, toilets and hall
Parking: Very good long and short stay car parks in Gander Lane east of the abbey and on Gloucester Rd west of the abbey.

Facilities: We have the use of the Parish Hall for changing before the concert. It is next to the café on the north side of the abbey. Belongings can be left there as the hall will be locked during the concert. There are toilets next to the Parish Hall but they are somewhat limited; there are pay loos west of the abbey along Gloucester Rd. There is a good café serving drinks and snacks.

Concert Dress:
Men: DJ with black tie
Women: black floor length skirt or trousers and black blouse

Timings:
1.00pm Arrive and take your place on choir seating
1.30pm Full rehearsal begins
3.45pm Approx end of choir rehearsal
Choir practises procession in and out
7.00pm Choir meets in Parish Hall
7.15pm Choir musters along north and south aisles
7.25pm Choir processes in
8.15pm There will be a short interval between Parts 1 and 2

After Please ensure that all your belongings are removed from the Parish Hall. Help will be needed stacking chairs, tables and screens in the hall.

Please return hired scores next Monday to the librarian with markings removed.

If you are unable to attend the concert, for whatever reason, please inform your section leader or a committee member as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT – RETURN OF GERONTIUS SCORES
The scores have to be returned to Gloucester Library next Tuesday, or SCS gets a whacking fine. It is therefore essential that you hand in your scores (with your markings erased) next Monday evening (17th). If you are not attending Monday’s rehearsal, please give your score to someone who is. The final option is to deliver your score to the Librarian’s house before the end of next Monday. His address is 64 Kingscourt Lane, Stroud GL5 3PX. (editor’s note: perhaps the whacking and the fine should be passed on to whoever doesn’t return their score?!)

MONDAY 17TH REHEARSAL
Please come on Monday for Huw’s feedback even if you are not intending to sing in the Christmas Concert ( I’ll be watching Tom’s face as he worries about how we will all fit in Beeches Green!!).

Plan for Monday:
V Williams This is the truth 100CFC
Rutter The star carol 100CFC
Mendelssohn Frolocket
Mathias A babe was born 100CFC
Stanford in G Magnificat pdf
Hassler Verbum caro pdf
Willcocks Sussex carol 100CFC
trad Deck the halls p/copy
Stainer The holly and the ivy pdf
Rachmaninov Bogoritsye Dyevo ESM
Arr Gant We wish you a merry Christmas p/copy

STROUD CHORAL’S RECORDING OF GERONTIUS, NUMBER ONE CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR 2014!
We are having Saturday’s performance recorded and will be selling a double CD for £10. This will only be available by pre ordering. Please bring your (multiples of) £10 on Monday, or this Friday’s rehearsal. The only reason we had extra to sell of the Durufle was because I made a mistake with the numbers, not to be repeated!!

RADIO 4 PROGRAMME ABOUT THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b037hmxd

SCOLA CANTORUM’S CHRISTMAS CD, NUMBER TWO CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR 2014!!
Simon will be bringing copies of his CD on Friday and Monday(won’t you Simon!) which you can buy for £10.

PLAN FOR MONDAY 17TH
Please print the attached PDF’s x 6 ready for Monday. I have also attached the list of pieces we will be using for the Christmas concert. You will also need 100 Carols for Choirs and European Sacred Anthems, both available from Music dynamics with your 10% discount.

END OF TERM/ NEW TERM
There will be no rehearsals after the Christmas Concert(Friday 12th December) until we start back on January 5th 2015.

SIMON STANHOPE’S ON THE TELLY!
One of our Basses, Simon plays a contestant called “Bernie” on the quiz show “Pointless” in an episode of the BBC1 sitcom “Not Going Out”. Broadcast details: Friday 21st November 9.30pm, BBC1 then available for 7 days on BBC inlayer.