INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS
NOTICES & DIARY
Next Wednesday 11th May
Thou Wilt Keep Him
Stanford Te Deum
Anyone who was missing wed 4th please have a look at the Vivat section in I was Glad. everyone will sing the bit marked S1 at tenor pitch!
Please remember that wed 18th is the AGM
Please have your copy of Folksong Sequence with you at each of the summer rehearsals as we may dip into that too.
Here are some links to each of the pieces in the summer/Coronation Music concert:
Zadok the Priest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Jkm1ImtyJY
I was Glad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd1wc6_NfSo
Thou Wilt Keep Him https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaSdYF2HAHk
Stanford Te Deum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbaz9T-RW-M
(with orchestra – but you can follow the score and there was not a good organ only one)
Elgar Hearken Thou https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCtuJl3jn8c
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 email@example.com
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 www.binghamchoral.org.uk (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 https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests)
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.
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.
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.
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.
HELP WITH SETTING UP ON REHEARSAL NIGHTS
Arrangements are currently being reconsidered for the reopening and will be confirmed asap.
BDCS Committee 2020
Chair: Christina Warrington
Vice-Chair and Box Office: Tim Connery
Treasurer: Brad Poulson
Secretary: Valerie Morgan
Programme Chair: Peter Iley
Librarian: Position vacant
Publicity Officer: Judith Unell
Membership Secretary: Janet Chapman
Ordinary Members: Beryl Cottrill, Sandra Eagland and Sally Ashton.
Sally Ashton (Chair)
COMMITTEE ROLE DESCRIPTIONS
Committee role descriptions click here: