Dates for your Diary

          Tuesday 7 January:  Rehearsals started with new MD Cole Bendall –

Rehearsal Schedule to March
The rehearsal schedule is for guidance and preparation purposes only and is subject to change based on progress week-on-week.
Tuesday 18 February – Bruckner – all motets; Haydn Credo (ideally connecting movements)
Tuesday 25 February – Bruckner as needed (25 minutes); Haydn Kyrie, Sanctus, Benedictus.
Tuesday 3 March – Bruckner as needed (20 minutes); Haydn Quoniam, Dona nobis pacem, Et resurrexit.
Tuesday 10 March  – Run through programme – top and tail second half.
Tuesday 17 March  – Intensive notes on full concert (based on previous week); run select movements (have full programme ready).
Tuesday 24 March – Run through – top and tail
Saturday 28 March – concert day

Please arrive warmed up ready to go by 1.45pm to get on stage. CB will lead short additional warm up for 5 minutes before getting started.

2pm-2.25pm – Bruckner Motets (NB. CGS will be setting up in this time, please focus on rehearsal and not on players!).
2.30pm – Haydn Nelson Mass with CGS
BREAK AT 4PM (restart at 4.15pm)
End with choir no later than 4.45pm (hopefully a bit earlier earlier);   
4.45pm-5.30pm Mozart 40
7.30pm Concert start time.
Saturday 23 March:  After-concert celebration at Viva.
Saturday 25 April:  Choir Annual Dinner, 7.00 for 7.30pm, Betchworth Village Hall
Saturday 9 May:  Workshop with Surrey Youth Choir at St John’s School, 10.00
Sunday 14 June:  Marion’s 21st Anniversary Lunch, Betchworth Village Hall
Saturday 1 August:  Awayday at Ferring

Rehearsal files  For those of you who use John F’s rehearsal files, you can get to the site by clicking here.

Tuesday rehearsals:  Please exit the school quickly at the end of rehearsals on Tuesdays as otherwise it delays the caretaker from locking up.

Rehearsal etiquette:  Please do not chat during the rehearsal.  This distracts all those of us who are trying hard to learn and to listen to the Music Director.  Please also discourage your neighbour if they try to chat to you.  A listening choir is a learning choir.
There‘s plenty of opportunity for conversation before rehearsal and/or during the interval, or after rehearsal at the pub!

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