Notices & Diary | Rehearsal Aids | Drinks Rota | Committee


Message from Guy

Thank you so much for your efforts preparing for yesterday’s excellent concert (lunchtime concert with Scunthorpe Choral Society), which was a very memorable and enjoyable event. The effect of the two choirs together was excellent and everyone lifted their game for the actual performance. I thought the Stanford in particular was excellent, but all pieces were good.

I know you will enjoy working with Jonny Allsopp in September. The Music Makers is still available on the distance learning part of the website so any time you can spend on this over the summer will be useful.

I look forward to my return to you on wed October 12th (only one day after I get home!) and finding you note perfect on all the music!!

Please remember my walk website

where you can donate if you wish – thanks to those who already have: the total is over £7000 and the Bingham slice over £1300 already. You can also see how much money has been raised at each stage, look at my route, and sign up to follow my daily blog if you wish.

By the time you have your first rehearsal on September I will be in the Lakes one day north of Windermere.

Have a great summer break, and do not forget to encourage new and former members to join up in September for a very exciting season, performing in Southwell Minster three times! Not only the Prom, but the Sea Symphony/Parry concert and a lunchtime concert in the summer.

Best wishes


Message from Alex Godfrey, Chair of Scunthorpe Choral Society

On behalf of Scunthorpe, please thank the whole of Bingham Choral Society for making us feel so welcome, and for the huge amount of work that I know must have gone into making everything appear so effortless.  The concert was wonderful – enjoyable for us and definitely enjoyed by the audience too.  The lunch was a real treat, and it was a privilege to be there for your presentation to Neville, and lovely to see him and Joan.  There was a real buzz about the day – thank you so much for inviting us and including us, and for all the preparation that made our participation so easy on the day.

Payments to BDCS

Electronic payments for membership payments and other items should be made to:  Bingham and District Choral Society, sort code 30-90-89, Account no: 35138968. Please be sure your name is in the description field. For membership fees, these are currently £110 full year, £55 half year. If paying by cheque, then please make cheques payable to Bingham & District Choral Society, and post your cheque to: The Treasurer, Hill House Cottage, Burgage Lane, Southwell, Nottingham. NG25 0ER.

If you need to hire music from the choir then please add the appropriate hire charges (shown below) to your membership fee payment, and confirm which pieces you require by email to

Returning members with changes to their details (such as a change to contact details or gift aid circumstances), will need to complete a new membership form available on-line from our website (select ‘members’ – ‘membership application form’), or by printing off an application form and sending the completed form to: J. Chapman, Membership Sec. BDCS,

27 Cropwell Road, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottingham NG12 2FQ. Payment should be made on-line, or by cheque, as described above.


Safety Committee Requirements.

Paul Skelton has produced this very helpful video which summarises the Covid protection measures we have in place.

We are asking all our members to take a  lateral flow test before each rehearsal and concert (available without charge from

Please do not attend rehearsals if you have any of the Covid symptoms, or you are isolating because of a recent Covid contact.

If possible, avoid car sharing.  If you have to share, open windows, wear masks and sit as far apart as possible.

Please bring and use you own hand sanitiser on entry to rehearsals.

Please wear a mask when not singing (spare masks will be provided.)

Rehearsal will be slightly shorter than pre-pandemic (7.15 – 9.20 pm) since there will be no communal tea or coffee provision.

Please maintain a minimum social distance of 1 metre when not seated. [Seating will be arranged to ensure at least one metre between singers.]


 Golden Jubilee Concerts 2022

Saturday April 30th 2022 , Newark Parish Church 

First concert of our Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Handel’s Messiah, jointly with Newark Choral Society.

Saturday 18th June 2022, Newark Parish Church

Lunchtime concert, jointly with Scunthorpe Choral Society

Saturday 26th November 2022, Southwell Minster

Last night of the Proms, jointly with Mansfield Choral Society.


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 (2021-22)



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.



From 1st September 2021, there will be no coffee/tea break during rehearsals.  If we are able to expand our rehearsals to their former length as the weeks go by, it is likely that members will be asked to bring their own refreshments.



Arrangements are currently being reconsidered for the reopening and will be confirmed asap.

BDCS Committee 2022/23

Chair: Christina Warrington

Vice-Chair: Vacant
Treasurer: Brad Poulson
Secretary: Valerie Morgan
Programme Chair: Janet Chapman
Librarian: VacantPublicity Officer: Judith Unell
Membership Secretary: Janet Chapman

Box office: Vacant

Ordinary Members:

Sally Ashton, Deborah Porter, David Heppenstall and Barbara Newsome.

Safety Committee 

Sally Ashton (Chair)

Tim Connery

Judith Unell

Christina Warrington



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