INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS
NOTICES & DIARY
NEXT WEEK’S REHEARSAL
Wednesday February 20th 2019
In the first half Ed will look at the Elgars
In the second half we will go through the Rutter as we did with Under The Wide Sky this week to get a feel of the whole and see what is well-remembered.
N.B. For The Miller of Dee, everyone will be singing the first verse, men will sing 2nd verse, and everyone will sing is 3rd verse with the extra harmonies I have devised. Click here to see score.
BDCS Joke of the Month
Curated by The Parrot
Three ladies from Edwalton are having lunch at Hart’s Restaurant, and talking about how well their offspring are doing out in the big world. One says, ‘My daughter Felicity is a surgeon in Harley Street, and she says that last year she made £350,000.’
‘That’s not bad,’ said the second, ‘My son Peregrine is a commercial lawyer. Last year he made £550,000, but he says that the tax he has to pay is criminal.’
The third lady is very quiet until one of the others asks her how her daughter Hermione is doing. ‘Oh, I don’t really know what she does, but she told me that last year she made £800,000 tax free. I think she’s a sports repairer.’
‘What on earth does a sports repairer do?’
‘I don’t know, but I think that she fixes things – she fixes football matches, she fixes cricket matches and she fixes boxing matches.’
Here are two that I stole from a book of jokes for ‘older children.’
‘Your handwriting is so bad, I can hardly read it!’ Child replies, ‘I don’t want my teacher to find out that I can’t spell.’
‘Name five animals that live at the North Pole.’ Child replies, ‘A walrus…… a seal……. and three polar bears.’
Please Email your best jokes to email@example.com There will be a small prize and a certificate of appreciation for any that we use.
MESSAGE FROM GUY FOLLOWING OUR CHRISTMAS CONCERT (Saturday 15th December 2018)
Thanks to all those who sang in the Christmas concert. It was certainly the most polished and satisfying of the four that I have so far done with the choir. Brass, Organ and children all did themselves proud, but the choir was especially good. Choral Societies singing unaccompanied can often sound a bit dodgy, but our a cappella numbers on Saturday sounded very good indeed, as did all the other music. Well done. See you in January for some lovely English Music. GUY
A MESSAGE FROM GUY TURNER (Sunday 18th November 2018)
Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into last night’s concert, which I think you will agree added up to a very satisfying evening.
Members of the orchestra and soloists commented on how hard the choir must have worked to achieve the standards we did. We did have to work particularly hard this term, especially on The Trumpet, which was a challenge, but I hope you will agree that it was all worth it.
I would particularly like to thank Sally as concert manager, and Richard Joyner, whose initial ideas, and discovery of The Trumpet, led to the choice of programme.
Many thanks for a memorable concert and a suitable reflection on the Armistice Centenary.
2019 dates for Concerts, Workshops and Extra rehearsals
Saturday 16th February 2019
A Singing Day with Ellie Martin, State Chamber, Southwell Minster, 10:00AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday 30th March 2019
Saturday morning extra rehearsal – Times to be confirmed
Saturday 11th May 2019
Spring Concert: St Mary’s Radcliffe on Trent
Wednesday 15th May 2019
AGM: Carnarvon School
Wednesday 22nd, 29th May, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th June, and 3rd July 2019
Summer Singing: Concert date on 6th July 2019
Here are the links,supplied by Guy, to the premiere performance of Under The Wide Sky
with Charlton Kings Choral Society and James Gilchrist
https://soundcloud.com/guyturnercomposer/escape-at-midnight (misnamed on Souncloud)
General rehearsal aids
A website where you can hear synthesised voices singing individual voice parts (it is very easy to download the necessary bit of free software). You can choose which voice part you would like to be highlighted.
As a BDCS member you can get a 10% discount from Choraline by using the password BING.
New telephone number: 01285 644845
This is John Hooper’s website, where individual parts can be listened to free of charge.
- www.johnfletchermusic.org Members direct access to Bingham Choral Home Page
The site holds rehearsal files allowing users to listen to their individual part, with the accompaniment in the background, either on its own or along with the other parts. The music can be listened to on line or downloaded as an mp3 file which allows user to vary playback speed and slow down fast, intricate parts.Most of the music we will be performing in the next 12 months can be found on the site.For access to the site the Society pays an annual subscription based on the number of registered users (40).Spare places are available. If you are not registered to use the site but would now like to be please contact Bob Middleton either at a rehearsal or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then register your email address and you will receive an email from the site allowing you to set up direct access using your email address and password of your own choosing.If you are registered but are having trouble logging on or other problems using the site, please let me know. Bob Middleton.
- N.B. The Lord is my Shepherd, Psalm 23 by Thiman and Guy’s suite Under the Wild Sky have just been posted for us on the John Fletcher website, the Elgar and Rutter pieces were already there.
Extract from the ‘Music for Market’ lunchtime concert series at Newark. BDCS male voices make the most of having the tune (for once)!
Tea and Coffee Rota Spring Term 2019
2 volunteers are needed each week.
Please bring a 4 pint bottle of milk.
Please come early (6.45-ish) in order to set everything up before rehearsal starts.
There will be other members there to help with putting up the tables.
Instructions for setting up the urn etc. are under the lid of the big box.
If you are unable to attend, please try to swap with someone or let Janet Chapman know (number on Membership Card)
January 16 Val Morgan, John Bannister
January 23 Patrick Mountford, Brad Poulson
January 30 Paul Skelton, Chris Rayfield?
February 6 David Atkins, Robin Coles
February 13 Terry Scholey, Val Culm
February 20 Gill Bailey, Linda Hunter
February 27 Derek Tabron, Huw Cadwallader
March 6 Judy Unell, Janet Chapman
March 13 Barbara Cobb, Deb Brookes
March 20 Christine Frymann, Marion Bonnington
March 27 Andrew and Valerie James
April 3 Deborah Porter, Melanie Oldershaw
April 10 Dinah Wilcox, Barbara Newsome
April 17 Elizabeth Ellis. Sally Ashton
HELP WITH SETTING UP ON REHEARSAL NIGHTS
Information so far for Spring Term 2019. To be completed.
If you are willing (and able!) to help put the chairs and tables for the rehearsal in place on a rota basis (from about 6.45pm), please put your name opposite one of the dates below. At least two people are needed each time. Thank you.
January 16 Tina Warrington
January 23 Claire Winser, Janet Iley
January 30 Edwina Cosgrove, Jess Bleackley
February 6 Kathryn Goring, Judy Unell
February 13 Tim Connery, Doug Travers
February 20 Paul Cosgriff, Philip Bacon
February 27 Barbara Newsome, Dinah Wilcox
March 6 Val Caunt
March 13 Judith Hackin, Clare Woodward
March 20 Marion Bonnington, Christine Frymann
March 27 Linda Hunter, Gill Bailey
March 30 Huw Cadwallader, Richard Joyner (Saturday rehearsal)
April 10 Valerie and Andrew James
April 17 Val Culm
May 15 (AGM)
BDCS COMMITTEE 2018-2019
Chairman: John Bannister
Vice-Chair: Sally Ashton
Treasurer: Brad Poulson
Secretary: Valerie Morgan
Programme Chair: Peter Iley
Librarian: Margot Anderson
Publicity Officer: Judy Unell
Membership Secretary: Janet Chapman
Box Office: Tim Connery
Ordinary Members: Beryl Cottrill, Christina Warrington, Janet Iley, and Juliet Ward
COMMITTEE ROLE DESCRIPTIONS
Committee role descriptions click here: