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2015-03-23

We have not reminded you recently about the sterling work by Molly and Heather to maintain our SCS website. It contains all sorts of useful information – including the concert programmes and pdf music files. I am going to include links to our website and suggest that we make better use of this fabulous resource. Grief – we might even claim to be part of the 21st century!

Link to the SCS website: http://stroudchoral.org/
Click on Members area link (top right) and enter password ‘stroud’ and voila your are in! Go surf.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE
Bear with us – Huw is up to his armpits in examinations for the ABRSM this week – so we will get this to you when he comes up for air. As a parent of child who sat an exam today – all I can say is I am relieved that exam ‘hell’ is over for us! Jack is celebrating with cake and a Greggs’ sausage roll as I write!

DIRECTIONS TO THE PUB – EVERYONE WELCOME
We are delighted to see so many people in the pub post rehearsal. Ever increasing numbers of us meet in the The Old Crown, Ruscombe Road (next to Archway School). Turn right out of Marling or Beards Lane onto Caincross. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit past the fire station and follow it up to the mini-roundabout. Take the first exit and then immediately take the first left into Ruscombe Road – also signposted to Archway school. The Pub is on the right – however take a right as if going into the school and immediate left before the school gates into the pub car park. See you there.

JUNE CONCERT PROGRAMME
Rehearsals will start the Monday after the English Choir perform the three Welsh ditties, amongst other ‘songs’ Concert in Swansea on March 28th. The programme is being prepared, bear with us – it has been a very hectic couple of weeks. However if you want to make a start, the Rossini score we are using is the Ricordi version and the recommended recording is CBSO Chorus conducted by Simon Halsey.

SCS TOUR DATES FOR 2016
For those who did not know or those who need a reminder, SCS 2016 World Tour Extravaganza dates are Sunday 31st July to Thursday 4th August. If you did not fill in a form registering interest, then please send a mail to Richard Fowler (richardhlf@gmail.com) – we need to know your name, voice part and whether you are definitely interested or may be interested.

GLOUCESTER CHORAL SOCIETY PERFORMING ST MATTHEW PASSION
Gloucester Choral Society are performing Bach’s St Matthew Passion 7pm on Sat 21st March, Gloucester Cathedral

OUR OWN SARAH CONNOLLY PERFORMS IN PAINSWICK
Sarah Connolly is performing at St Mary’s Painswick on Saturday 28th March at 3pm please – further details on the attached pdf. It is one of a series of 4 concerts. There are still tickets and memberships for the 4 concert series are available but not many individual tickets for Sarah’s concert so it would be wise to book in advance.