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2014-12-12

Please print off the attached revised concert plan, which includes the children’s choir. You should have the hymns in your ‘carols for choirs book’. Note ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ is included.
Please be seated by 5.30pm ready to start. Semi chorus at 5.15. Rehearsal should be finished by 6.30pm depending on how it goes but better to assume later and bring everything you need for the evening, there may not be time to go home.
Ladies in usual black blouses and floor length skirt or trousers. Lots of bling( sparkly jewelry and shoes!). Men in dinner jacket with black bow tie, only purple bow ties and cummerbunds allowed(don’t want to clash with our lovely purple folders!!).
Please bring some mince pies to the hall before the rehearsal, it will be a sad affair if we don’t have enough!!

DATES FOR 2015
Before you start stuffing the turkey, or cracking open the Alka Steltzer, here’s a reminder of the exciting choir events you need to put in your new, 2015 diaries!
We start back on Monday January 5th
January 31st STROUDISSIMO! The Sub Rooms
7th March HAYDN CREATION Gloucester Cathedral
28th March Faure REQUIEM Swansea
18th April DREAM ON GERONTIUS workshop with Brian Kay, Marling school
13th June Rossini PETITE MESSE, Sub Rooms
11th July BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST Workshop, Marling
14th November BELSHAZZAR’S FEAST, Tewkesbury Abbey
11th December CAROL CONCERT details to be confirmed

KAY IN VIENNA
Kay Sandells had an amazing time singing Mozart Requiem recently in Vienna. See the attached, it made the hairs on my arms stand up!

GERONTIUS CDS
Many thanks to Heather and her brother for the amazing artwork on the cds, and to Paul Athey for supplying the photos. Please let me know if you have any problems with your discs, although it may be worth trying them on different players first.

AND FINALLY
Enjoy Friday and I wish you a very merry Christmas!