REHEARSALS - Covid-style

We've had a very encouraging start to our rehearsals, despite the Covid restrictions.  Around 30 members have participated over the last 2 weeks and are enjoying getting back to singing again; several more are hoping to join in the coming weeks.  Now we've seen we can do it, despite masks and social distancing, we thought we'd report back to the entire membership in case any more of you would like to come along.

As you will appreciate, we are restricted on numbers so we are currently holding two 45 minute sessions each Tuesday at 7.00pm and 8.15pm.  We are singing Handel Chandos Anthem 11 and some carols.  (For those of you who would like some help with the Handel go to:  /members/rehearsal-aids )

If you are interested in attending, please could you take a close look at the Guidelines below, particularly in relation to the wearing of face masks and adhering to the 2 metre distancing rule at all times, along with the restrictions relating to overseas travel or contact with someone who has recently travelled abroad. 

Please don't turn up unexpectedly.  We need to know how many people are coming so we can set up the hall in line with the restrictions, and balance the session/voice parts as evenly as possible, so please contact Helen in advance:

Finally, Liz has found a pattern for face-masks on Youtube which many members are finding very helpful, not least in reducing the amount of moisture:

Guidelines to choir members attending

Risk assessment


WINNERS - September 2020

First prize:  Jacqueline Trudgett
Second prize:  Jeffrey Rudman




Many thanks to everyone who participated in the AGM via Zoom.  It was a great turnout and worth all those practice runs!  There was a good deal of optimism for the future of the Choir, and in particular, a determination to get something up and running for Christmas; to quote Nansi:  "Christmas without some sort of singing is just impossible to contemplate!".

In view of the current uncertaintly regarding rehearsals, concerts etc., it has been decided that subscriptions will be suspended until the new year when we will hopefully have a better idea of how things will work.  Therefore, if you do pay by standing order or direct debit, please could you cancel these for the present.  Laurie will refund any that have already been paid.  

Farewell to our Librarian

After several years of hard work - sourcing music, heaving it about, handing it out, collecting it in and organising the big clean-up of scores - Sue Macdiarmid has now stood down from the Committee. 

Barbara Yorke-Edwards has very kindly offered to take up the role of Librarian.  Enormous thanks to Sue who will no doubt continue to be a great support in the running of the Choir.


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From our last Saturday rehearsal


A huge thankyou to Moya (and Sally's chickens) for the fabulous cake we all enjoyed at our last Saturday rehearsal.

Thanks to members' generosity, we raised £235 for CRY- a great effort.