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2015-05-18

Dear All I was going to write in support of Molly and the committee who must have agonised about how best to address the SCS increasing expenses. Several people have responded by mail in support of her mail. Others may be feeling concerned and Molly is very happy to respond to these concerns. However, when…

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2015-05-11

Dear All Nice to see so many at the additional rehearsal was this week. Thanks committee for organising. Those of you who came are probably reeling from El Maestro’s shock tactics i.e. introducing the Walton! If ever there was a warning that the July workshop is much needed, last Tuesday’s rehearsal was not a very…

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2015-05-05

What a lot of notes we are singing this time. I have been practicing aka sing-along-a-Choraline in the car – remains to be seen if it will improve my watching skills in rehearsals! Not that I am getting competitive but I do want to prize that gold star for watching away from Lizzie! Just to…

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2015-04-27

I hope you are enjoying the sun this week. I am recovering from a post work 16 mile bike ride – sold to me as 10 miles but a road was closed – well that was the excuse anyway. Treat me very gently – padded shorts only help so much! Long letter this week, kicking…

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2015-04-20

Firstly – well done choir, great pub turn out on Monday. Lovely to see so many people and I am sure Susie appreciated the rousing ‘happy birthday’ sung with great gusto. No Welsh spit so umbrellas were not required by English softies. El Maestro has sent the rehearsal schedule for next Monday – probably because…

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2015-04-06

EASTER REHEARSAL DATES As a reminder – there will be no rehearsal next week (Easter Monday), otherwise we are rehearsing every Monday throughout April. Please look at the website (members area) for rehearsal dates – password ‘stroud’ http://stroudchoral.org/ We return on 13th April, so for those who want to ‘sock’ it to Huw, here is…

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2015-04-13

For those on holiday – hope you are having a lovely time. For those like me at work – commiserations! Firstly – a reminder about the rehearsal schedule for Monday 13th April: Rossini – Petite Messe Solennelle Cum sancto Credo Et resurrexit Et vitam venturi Sanctus Agnus O salutaris – from European Sacred Music VERY…

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2015-03-30

I gather the logistics for Swansea missed out the ‘where in Stroud we leave and get back to’. In case you were not at the rehearsal or missed Tom’s announcement – we leave from Stroud Leisure Centre. There is plenty of parking and you can leave your car there. JUNE CONCERT PROGRAMME This is what…

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2015-03-09

Hello Everyone I am sure that you are already looking forward to Monday’s rehearsal. We have three weeks to delight our esteemed conductor, so music is required (see the PDFs for some of the music and a list of references to other pieces)! No set plan for Monday – however I have enclosed a list…

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2015-02-23

There are just 2 more ‘normal’ Monday rehearsals until the concert, plus the final rehearsal on March 5th (Thursday) evening. The plan for 23/2 is: The spirit of God p3 Despairing cursing p8 And to th’ethereal p 17 The Lord is great p 69 Achieved is the p 90 & p 99 Hail p 124…

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