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Programme for Christmas Concert 2019

 Italics = unaccompanied – otherwise with organ

 Here is the running order for the concert

Once in Royal David’s City                                        orange p 147 vs 1,2,3,6

Gaudete – Hoyle                                         sheet

              A Maiden Most Gentle – Carter              sheet

Of the Father’s Heart                                                orange  p 128, vs 1,2,3,6

Gabriel’s Message – arr Pettman                        sheet

             Magnify – Turner                                        sheet

God Rest You Merry                                                  green p 29 vs, 1,2,5


CARNARVON school 2 numbers – Guy playing

Bleak Midwinter  – Darke                                   sheets

Sussex Carol  arr Willcocks                      green p 96

O Little Town                                                                          green  p 92 All verses



No Small Wonder (Edwards)                 sheet
  Away in a Manger (Jacques)                   green p 3

             The Seven Joys of Mary (Turner)            sheet

Unto us is Born a Son                                                green  p 154 All verses

CARNARVON  2 numbers – Guy playing


Hark the Herald                                                                     green p 39  All verses

Jesus Child -Rutter                                                sheet
The Twelve Days – Rutter (with kids)     Orange book

O Come all Ye Faithful                                                    green  p 88  vs 1,2,5,6


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

John and Barbara Beaumont Bursary and Prize competition

Saturday 20th January, 7.30pm, St Mary’s Church, Bingham

Singing Day

February 2020. Details to be confirmed

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
Saturday 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 19th 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.
  •      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.



Autumn term 2019

18 September 2019

Val Morgan, Margaret Elliott

25 September 2019

Beryl Cotrill, Sally Ashton

2 October 2019

Shirley Gaskell, Tina Harrington

9 October 2019

Chris Castleden, Brenda Hall

16 October 2019

Janet Iley, Barbara Cobb

23 October 2019

Christine Frymann, Marion Bonnington

30 October 2019

Linda Hunter, Gill Bailey

6 November 2019

Jess Bleackley, Edwina Cosgrove

13 November 2019

Mel Oldershaw, Rosy Rice

20 November 2019

Janet Chapman, Judy Unell

27 November 2019

Deb Brookes, Lesley Shuttlewood

4 December 2019

Sharon Lockwood, Amanda Marson

11 December 2019

Dinah Wilcox, Elizabeth Ellis



Autumn Term 2019

18 September 2019

Sally Ashton

25 September 2019

Derek Tabron, Deb Brookes, Lesley Shuttlewood

2 October 2019

Valerie James, Andrew James.

9 October 2019

Tina Milner, Janet Chapman, Judy Unell

16 October 2019

Sandra Eagland, Hazel Jones

23 October 2019

Judith Hackin, Clare Woodward

30 October 2019

Marion Bonnington, Christine Frymann

6 November 2019

Jill Haywood, Elizabeth Ellis, Philip Bacon

13 November 2019

Gill Murray, Val Culm, Deborah Porter

20 November 2019


27 November 2019


4 December 2019


11 December 2019



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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