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Members' Diary

New term begins Wednesday 4th September 2019 [social & wine & nibbles after rehearsal]

AGM: Wednesday, 16th October 2019 7:15pm 

Half-term holiday, Wednesday, 30th October

Remembrance Concert: Saturday 9th November, 7:30pm,   St Paul’s Church

Christmas Concert: Sunday, 15th December, 3pm, St Paul’s Church

Spring Term begins Wednesday, 8th January 2020

Half-term holiday,  Wednesday, 19th February 2020

Spring Concert: Saturday, 21st March, 2020 music tbc

Summer Term begins Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Sunday, 17th May 2020: Orff’s ‘Carmina Burana’ at the Sage, Gateshead [Combined Choirs of Alnwick District]

Half-term holiday, Wednesday, 27th May 2020

End of term after our rehearsal on 24th June 2020

Committee Members

Chair: Alison McKenna

Vice Chair: Karen Carlson

Secretary: Gillie Stapleton

Treasurer: Sally Onions

Librarian: Joyce Clayton

Social Secretary: Debbie Howey

Programmes, Posters & Publicity Rep: Brian Corbett

Sop. Line Rep: Felicity Edmunds

Sop. Line Rep: Vicky Johnson

Alto Line Rep: Cherry Hambrook

Men’s Line Rep & Website: Ian C Brown

Friends’ Secretary: Doreen Davison

Data Protection Officer: Joyce Clayton

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A Song for Shelter - 'A Place to Call Home'

I am very pleased to upload our musical contribution for ‘Sing for Shelter’; Alex Woolf’s ambitious project which has encouraged so many choirs across the UK to highlight the plight of the homeless in 2019. The choir gave this informal performance of ‘A Place to Call Home’ at our usual rehearsal venue of Swansfield Park Primary School, at the end of year social on Wednesday 26th June, 2019.

A big thank you to Joyce Clayton who filmed and edited the recording and to Gillie Stapleton who brought the project to our attention and made it all possible. Thank you, also to the choir members who sang for a such a good cause and the expertise and infectious love of music of Peter Brown and Alan Gidney.

A cheque for £207.20 has been donated to Shelter.

I hope you enjoy the video as much as we enjoyed making it and eating the delicious buffet afterwards!

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A German Requiem : Johannes Brahms

On April 6th, 2019 the choir sang Brahms’ “Ein Deutsches Requiem” with some trepidation, following some shaky rehearsals as coughs and colds & more serious illnesses had seriously reduced choir numbers.  Yet the audience were in for a treat…..

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What a fabulous concert! The choir sang with passionate intensity and the music at times had a beautiful and raw edge of power, with shouts of eternal joy & victory over death. Paul Gibson’s baritone powerful solos were awesome & Veronica Gilbert sang with controlled tenderness.  Peter Brown & Alan Gidney excelled and the audience were very appreciative.

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Come and Sing - Mozart's "Requiem"

June 18th, 2017 witnessed a “first” for the society: a Come and Sing event. Forty guests came and sang the Mozart Requiem with us, giving a good sized choir of 80+ voices. It was our first “Come and Sing” event – we look forward to the next as it was such a success and such great fun!

On a beautiful summer’s day we gathered at St. Paul’s church for rehearsals beginning at 12 noon. We rehearsed until 5 o’clock with a couple of breaks when we “refuelled” and enjoyed the sunshine outside, then performed the Requiem at 6 o’clock before a very appreciative audience.

Some of the solo parts were allocated to the full choir while others were sung by soloists from the choir: Vicky Johnson, Sue Baines Macneill. Richard Bishopp, Peter Biggers and Eric Brown.

A great experience made possible by the great commitment and energy of our conductor Peter Brown and organist Alan Gidney, not forgetting the weeks of planning and organization by Joyce Clayton and Jan Applegarth.


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