Thanks for an excellent year’s singing.
It has been another very good year for the choir, despite
performing in some extreme weather conditions! In Earlsfield
and Meldreth we shivered and sang with our coats in and in
Fordingbridge we were blinded by the setting sun and suffered
from heat exhaustion! Our visit to Wiltshire turned out to
be a very enjoyable and sociable affair, with a great meal
on the Saturday night and a relaxed Sunday strolling and singing
in the grounds of Cranborne House. The audience at the Saturday
concert was small, (although it was great to see Andy Thomas…whom
many of us knew from way back!) but the weekend raised over
£1000 for Salisbury Hospice. Big thanks to all who took
Next year’s programme is on the attached sheet. Keep
one for the ‘fridge door and return the other to me
so that I know who has committed to each event.
There will be some new music in the programmes, including
accompanied works such as Pergolesi ‘Magnificat’
and Haydn’s ‘Te Deum’. The rest of the programmes
will have a mix of the familiar and the new.
The highlight of the year will be our visit to the South
of France, with concerts in Monaco Cathedral and Nice. We
have a strong team of singers, having been joined by some
very good voices (and lovely people!) during the last season;
it would be good to take a group of around 40 as we can then
sing some pretty loud stuff!!!!! (Zadok the Priest, Hymn to
We have changed the method of paying for rehearsals, although
the basic rate per rehearsal remains the same at £3.
I’d be grateful if members could pay either a single
payment of £36 in September or £18 in September
and £18 in January.
That’s all for now. Have a happy summer and see you