Dates for your Diary
Tuesday 10 September: Rehearsals started for Autumn term
Tuesday 10 December: Carol singing at Reigate Beaumont Care Home, Colley Lane, Reigate RH2 9JB (6.30 pm) and Kenward Court, Brewhouse Road, Brockham, RH3 7JH (7.30 pm), followed by pub bites at the Red Lion, Betchworth (8.30 pm).
Tuesday 17 December: Carol singing at Broome Park Nursing Home, Station Road, Betchworth RH3 7DF, at 2.00pm
Voces8 Workshop & Concert
The workshop and concert given by Voces8 on 5 October was a resounding success. Both events brought in many people who do not usually come to our concerts and gave us the opportunity to showcase our previous and forthcoming events. And of course Voces8, together with the Voces8 Scholars, were astounding – a fantastic day and evening was had by all who attended. Some photos (courtesy of Paul Gladman) below.
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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How does it work?
You shop directly with the retailer as you would normally, but you go via the easyfundraising site and use the links to take you to the retailer. A percentage of whatever you spend comes directly to us at no extra cost to yourself (you can still get all the online discounts and savings you normally would). You can download a special toolbar which will prompt you everytime you visit a site where a donation to the choir can be made, so you don’t even have to remember to go via the easyfundraising website.
How much can you raise?
Spend £100 with M&S online or Amazon and you raise £2.50 for us. £100 with WH Smith puts £2.00 in our pocket and so on. There’s over 2,000 retailers on their site, and some of the donations can be as much as 15% of your purchase. As well as retailers, you can buy broadband, mobile phones, insurance, travel, and lots of other services.
Easyfundraising is FREE to use, and you’ll get access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and voucher codes, so not only will you be helping us, you’ll be saving money yourself.
How to help: Next steps
– Sign up at http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/brockhamcs
– Click on Get the Donation Reminder
– Follow the onscreen instructions to install the reminder.
Notes – the Donation Reminder can be used with both PCs and Apple machines
– the Donation Reminder cannot be installed if you are using Microsoft XP or older and Internet Explorer 8; the Donation Reminder has been optimised for use with Internet Explorer11. However the Donation Reminder will work with Microsoft XP and the Firefox internet browser.
– an Easyfundraising app is available on the Apple app store.