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Newsletter - January 2018

  
Frohes neues Jahr,  felice anno nuovo,  gott nytt år,  bonne année,  blwyddyn Newydd Dda,  明けましておめでとうございます,

A Happy New Year in some of the languages we will be singing in this year!! We hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas, and that you can now get your brains in gear to remember the songs, and the pronunciation, we learned so carefully in the summer!

We have had to change the date of the concert as the original date clashed with another concert in Oswestry. It will now be on 21st April 2018. We will confirm this date as soon as we can – hopefully before next week, but fingers crossed we can’t see any clashes at the moment. The venue has yet to be confirmed but we will keep you posted.

You should all have received an email about the music, which most of you will already have. Please let me know if you are missing any pieces. Please will anyone who is not able to sing in the April concert, but has a set of music, let us have it back as it can then be used by someone else.

We have decided to change the concert schedule slightly this year. You will have noted that our first concert is earlier than usual, on 21st April. We will then be having an Autumn concert on Saturday 20th October (date to be confirmed) and a Christmas concert on Wednesday 5th December (date to be confirmed).

Generally our attendance levels at rehearsals have been very good. It is essential that everyone attends at least 80% of all rehearsals, and please do not miss the last 2 weeks before the concert. The late rehearsals are very important for last minute fine tuning and missing those means you will not be up to date. As you have had all the concert dates in plenty of time we hope that everyone will be able to avoid booking their holidays at concert time! Please contact Dawn if you cannot make a rehearsal, and if anyone knows they will not be able to sing in the concert in April 2018 then please tell Dawn as soon as possible. If anyone is not intending to return in January then please let Dawn know as soon as possible.

As we get nearer to the concert there may be extra rehearsals, as there have been in the past. These may be on a different day. We will let you know a soon as possible if there are any.

Please check the member’s page on the choir website – www.oswestryladieschoir.com, or our Facebook page, at least once a week, every week. It is here that you will find information about rehearsals, events, cancellations etc. You need to keep yourself up to date each week.

Please will anyone who had a copy of the Hallelujah Chorus to use in the December concert, please bring it to the first rehearsal as these are Dawn’s personal copies.

A rehearsal schedule is attached to this email. We will be rehearsing from next week from 7.30-9pm, until 7th March when it will change to 7-9pm.

Subscription fees of £35 will be collected from the first rehearsal. That’s about 87 pence per rehearsal!!

See you all on Wednesday 10th January for our first rehearsal of 2018, and remember to bring along any interested friends or family to join us as well!


Thank you.
Your Committee.
  



Other Notices

Shifnal Chorale have their Come and Sing on the 3rd February 2018. They are doing The Armed Man, Karl Jenkins. I have a few forms with me at rehearsal. In the past a car share has operated when several choir members wanted to go.
  
 Another Come and Sing!!! This time at Kinnerley on 17th February 2018. There are a selection of pieces by Purcell. I have some booking forms with me at rehearsal.

Another opportunity to sing!!!! This time on 27th January 2018, in Welshpool. They are doing Mozart Requiem.
Have a look at this website for more details - http://www.montfest.org.uk/