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2015-01-19

Revise
p33 Awake the harp
p 99 Achieved is the glorious work

Begin new
p115 Proclaim in your extended course (new novello has several changes here)
p 117 Resound the praise of God our Lord
p121 Ye creatures (some changes in new novello on last bar of p 121)
p124 Hail! bounteous Lord! (New Novello will need to use the words above the stave on page 125 ‘the heav’n {add plural ‘s’] and earth thy pow’r adore etc’
p144 Sing the Lord (changes in New Novello bar 3+4 then throughout the fugue (bar 10+ the words are entirely different apart from Amen)

We will also rehearse music for March 28th
PLEASE BRING EUROPEAN SACRED MUSIC and copies of:
Faure Cantique de Jean Racine
Verdi Va pensiero – see pdf attached
This is in preparation for our concert in Swansea on March 28th, but also we’ll be singing the Verdi in our summer Italian concert (Rossini Messe Solennelle and other Italian stuff!)
Thanks!
Huw

INVITATION TO CONCERTS AT HER MAJESTY’S CHAPEL ROYAL IN LONDON
Jan 28th at The Queen’s Chapel at 6.30pm. A New Year Concert by the Choristers featuring Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. The concert starts at 6.30pm. Admission is free but you will need to write to the below address to be able to attend and bring some ID on the day itself.
February 6th 12.30pm -1.15. Organ Recital at Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal by the Sub-Organist, Martyn Noble.
March 6th 12.30pm – 1.15. Organ Recital at Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal by the Director of Music, Huw Williams.
Admission is free to all events but if you would like to come you will need to send your name to David Baldwin, Serjeant of the Vestry at The Chapel Royal: david.baldwin@royal.gsx.gov.uk

One of the many benefits of having Huw!!

STROUDISSIMO!
an update:

ON-LINE AUCTION
Our fabulous on-line auction goes to preview (ie you can look but can’t buy yet) on Friday 16th at 7.00 pm
Look at: www.jumblebee.co.uk/StroudChoralSociety
There are masses of amazing items and fantastic promises from a Fortnight in Barbados to Meals, Jewellery, Tickets, Tours, Experiences and Treats.
The whole enterprise and endeavour will succeed or fail on the number of friends, colleagues, acquaintances each of YOU can cascade the link to……….don’t forget to tell them what a glorious selection of items they’ll find! Do you twitter and facebook?
We will announce the date and time the on-line auction goes live early next week.

LIVE AUCTION DURING STROUDISSIMO!
Early warning – DON’T FORGET YOUR CHEQUE BOOKS for the auction of 10 lots which will take place live during Stroudissimo! You will be able to spot these items as they are marked ‘Event Preview Item’ on-line. You can bid even if you can’t join us on the night – check out the on-line info

Ticket holders
In order to avoid interminable queues at the bar we would like you to pre-order wine for your table. We are offering a choice of red or white table wine at £15 per bottle
There will be a pre-ordering desk in the foyer at choir practice at Marling so bring your cheque books on Monday!

A reminder of Dress Code – just as issimo! as you like

Buying tickets
Tickets continue to sell well but we now have little opportunities throughout the table plan for parties of 2 or 3 and the odd single seat here and there. We would love new members to join us in our fund-raising endeavour (see the website for details of what it is all about).
Susie Williams is still the contact point for tickets phone her on 01453 873850 or see her at the front desk at choir practice where she’ll be dealing with pre-ordered wine!

COMMUNITY SING EVENT MINCHINHAMPTON 19TH – 24TH JANUARY
The Stuart Singers are running this in Minchinhampton between 19th and 24th January on the theme of From War to Peace. Rehearsals on 19th,20th,22nd,23rd. Free concert on Saturday 24th at Minchinhampton Church 7.30pm. £5 per person to sing. proceeds to Holy Trinity Church Minchinhampton
Details from Leonora Rozee Stuart Singers Marketing Secretary 01453 882562; 07774 836004 leonora.rozee@gmail.com

CONCERT IN AID OF EBOLA
Sunday 1st February at 3pm Christchurch, Nailsworth, Three Nations Trio (piano, cello and clarinet). Might be a way to spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon after the festivities of Stroudissimo! See attached Ebola and Three Nations documents.