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January 29th rehearsal

Sectional to start (Guy with TB, Michael with SA)

working on  Schicksalslied p 13 – end (not as much as it look because there is a substantial repeated bit)

Requiem No 5

As time allows – more work on PP 20 – 28 of Requiem No 2

2019/20 Season

Choir rehearsals re-start after the summer break on Wednesday 4th September 2019 at Carnarvon School, Nursery Rd, Bingham NG13 8EH

Please be there at 7.00 if you need to register and to collect your music.

Usual rehearsal times 7.15 – 9.30pm, Wednesdays

Key dates for the season are as follows:

Autumn Concert
Saturday November 16th, 2019, St Mary’s Church, Newark, 7.30pm

  • Buxtehude, Magnificat
  • Purcell, Welcome to all the Pleasures
  • Vivaldi, Magnificat,
  • Handel, O Praise the Lord

Soloists, Ellie Martin (soprano), Emily Hodkinson (mezzo-soprano), Matthew Keighley (tenor), Stephen Cooper (baritone)

Conductor Guy Turner,

BDCS Chamber Orchestra, Leader David Wood

Harpsichordist: Michael Overbury

Extra rehearsal, Saturday 2nd November, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm, Carnarvon School, Nursery Rd, Bingham NG13 8EH

Christmas Concert
Saturday December 14th, 2019, St Mary’s Church, Bingham, 7.30pm

(with Carnarvon School Children’s Choir and Bingham Brass)

Organist Ben Mills

Afternoon rehearsal

Wine-tasting Evening

Saturday 28th March, led by David Harrison

Time and venue to be confirmed

Spring Concert
(with Mansfield Choral Society)

Saturday May 2nd, 2020, Southwell Minster

  • Brahms, German Requiem
  • Brahms, Song of Destiny

Extra morning rehearsals, Saturday 21st March 2020 and Saturday 25th April. Venues to be confirmed.

Afternoon rehearsal on day of concert

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 6th May 2020, 7.15 pm at Carnarvon School

Summer Concert
Friday July 3rd, 2020, 12.15 – 1.00pm, Southwell Minster

Lunchtime concert of sacred music with organ.

Programme to include pieces from Bach, B Minor Mass; Mozart, Ave Verum Corpus; Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring

Concert dress for men long-sleeved black shirts without tie or jacket. Ladies’ dress code to be confirmed.


 2020-2021 Season

Saturday 21st November 2020 at Southwell Minster
Bach B Minor Mass with Southwell Choral Society

Saturday 12th December 2020 at Bingham Parish Church
Christmas Concert



100 CLUB

The 100 club is a lottery that is open to BDCS members and their friends/family. Each member who wishes to take part pays £10 at the beginning of the year. Half the funds raised go to the choir and the other half is distributed to lucky members through six prize draws throughout the season. Do take part if you can. It’s fun and makes a real difference to the choir’s resources.

Click here for 100 club Application Form (2019-2020)



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.
  4.      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 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.


Here is an excellent resource for mastering the German pronunciation of the Brahms Requiem. Thanks to Linda Hunter for finding it.


Spring term 2020

15 Jan

Brenda Hall, Shirley Gaskell

22 Jan

Val Morgan, Margaret Elliott

29 Jan

Gill M., Terry Scholey

5 Feb

Tina Warrington, Chris Castleden

12 Feb

Maisie Ray, Lesley Shuttlewood

19 Feb

Beryl Cottrell, Sally Ashton

26 Feb

Jess Bleackley, Edwina Cosgrove

4 March

Doug Travers, Tim Connery

11 March

Andrew James, Valerie James

18 March

Sheila Barwick, Jill Haywood

25 March

Sharon Lockwood, Amanda Marson

1 April

Derek Tabron, Huw Cadwallader

8 April

Peter Iley, Elizabeth Ellis, Alison Marriott



Spring Term 2020




Chairman: Richard Joyner
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

Fundraising: John Bannister

Ordinary Members: Beryl Cottrill, Christina Warrington and Juliet Ward



Committee role descriptions click here:



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