INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS

Notices & Diary | Rehearsal Aids | Drinks Rota | Committee

NOTICES & DIARY

On behalf of everyone who took part, I would like to say a huge thank you to all involved in bringing about yesterday‘s successful Choral Evensong. It was an inspiring and inspirational event, one which I very much hope we will be able to repeat,

Special thanks go to to Bradley Poulson, Beryl Cottrill and our indefatigable MD, Guy Turner.  Brad and Guy spotted the opportunity, and Brad and Beryl undertook the not inconsiderable organisational task of making it all happen.  Guy chose music which was a joy to sing, but which it was possible to learn in a relatively short time. With typical commitment, he fitted it all around his short summer holiday.

We are also very grateful to Saint Peter’s Church, East Bridgford, for the loan of cassocks and surplices.

Richard Joyner

2019/20 Season

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

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

Usual rehearsal times 7.15 – 9.30pm, Wednesdays

Our programme for the season is 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

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

Spring Concert
(with Mansfield Choral Society)

  • Saturday May 2nd, 2020, Southwell Minster
  • Brahms, German Requiem
  • Brahms, Song of Destiny

Summer Concert
Saturday July 3rd, 2020, 12.15 – 1.00pm

Lunchtime concert of sacred music with organ

 

Here is s a clip of the Buxtehude Magnificat, with musical score:

 

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)

 

REHEARSAL AIDS

General rehearsal aids

  • www.choralia.net
    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.
  • www.choraline.com
    As a BDCS member you can get a 10% discount from Choraline by using the password BING.
    New telephone number: 01285 644845
  • www.learnchoralmusic.co.uk
    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 bob@mid33.plus.com. 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.

 

DRINKS ROTA

Tea and Coffee Rota

To be added for Autumn term 2019

HELP WITH SETTING UP ON REHEARSAL NIGHTS

To be added for Autumn Term 2019

BDCS COMMITTEE 2018-2019

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, Janet Iley, and Juliet Ward

 

COMMITTEE ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Committee role descriptions click here:

 

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