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2014-12-08

Everything!

For those who missed last night we rehearsed
The holly +the ivy
Verse 3 sops words ATB hum (words for chorus)
This is the truth – chorus sing verses 2+4 in harmony with words (NB the last not on the top line is omitted in verse 2 only). Verse 3 ATB hum sops don’t sing. Verse 1 solo, verse 5 sops+altos in semi/chorus sing the tune (NB this is a change from Dec 1st rehearsal!)
Jingle bells
Sussex carol
Deck the halls (NB Sops+Alti sing the melody only in line 1+3 verse 1, line 2 Verse 2!)
Mathias A babe is born
Stanford Magnificat

CONCERT PLAN ATTACHED
All necessary details re. final rehearsals, dress code etc is in the plan.

TICKET SALES
Were 9 at the beginning of Monday’s rehearsal! Please circulate the attached poster and try and drum up some sales!

GERONTIUS CDS AVAILABLE ON MONDAY – HELP NEEDED
Please could I have a couple of volunteers to oversee giving these out.

STROUD CHORAL CHRISTMAS CARDS
£5 for a pack of 10. All proceeds come back to the choir funds. We need to get rid of the last 2 designs to make way for some exciting new ones!! Please buy a pack or 2!

HAYDN SCORES AVAILABLE FOR LOAN
We are singing Haydn’s Creation next term. To save the usual beginning of term rush, I have a boxful of scores available for loan next Monday. Good for Christmas reading/homework etc. If you are intending to buy your own copy, please do not borrow a score. Ensure that the score you use/buy is the old Novello edition, i.e. with text in English only (the newer Novello edition, edited by Pilkington, differs in multiple ways and it will be a nightmare to use, though it does give the original German text as well).
Kim Richardson

Huw’s recommended recording of Haydn Creation is on the member’s area of the website(password stroud).

Now I know why you / we are so clever:
How playing an instrument benefits your brain
Huw’s been telling us this for ages!!

I hope you all wear your black and white striped(humbug) jumpers on Monday! Thanks to Catherine who did manage a Christmas one. Obviously Stroud Choral is far too classy for acrylic sweaters!