Auction Items for the 26th February – more added

Auction on 26th February.

Below are the list of auction items.
You may bid for any items before the night, or on the night of our dinner 26th February. You may bid if you are attending the dinner or not. Last bids from those not attending, must arrive with us before midnight on the 25th.
Bids received before the dinner will be displayed, anonymously, on a screen at the dinner. The auction will take place after the dinner has finished.

Holiday rents.

Please note that some of the cottages to rent have two options – a short break and a week. You must make clear which one you are bidding for.
If you are thinking you might bid and would like some more details on any of the rentals please contact Pippa MacDonald or Felicity Ellacombe who will be happy to pass on your enquiries.

Other items

Some of these items are for groups or individuals. Priority will be given to a bid for all available places. It may help to organize some friends to make a group bid in these circumstances.

If you have any problems downloading these items please email us and we will send them to you.

Auction Items

1) 4 Tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show on the first day for Members only – Tuesday 24th May. Face value £200 for four.
Medals are given out on this day and plenty of celebrities attend. These are full day tickets so you can go for breakfast and stay for dinner!


2) Burn Before Reading, undiplomatic tales ,by choir member Geoff Gillham. With line drawings by Kate Jones. The book is a collection of fifteen short stories, scribbled in odd moments since he retired from the FCO in 2008. These stories are, loosely, set in the 1980s and 90s and in wide-ranging locations: a Duty Officer gets more than he bargained for; Albert the anaconda stars at a fancy dress party; a dictator is undone by a statue; explosions puncture dignity; Figaro finesses a close shave; and a pig eats the Prime Minister’s trousers! Cover price £10

3) 1-1 music lessons, or accompanying/coaching sessions.

As well as being the resident accompanist for the Festival Chorus, Elspeth is an experienced chamber musician, teacher and coach. With a busy timetable, this is a rare opportunity for you (or a friend or relative) to spend time with Elspeth, pick up some tips, and discover more of the musician in you! Dust down the ivories for a piano lesson, or bring along your favourite songs or instrumental pieces to play them with the piano. Sessions take place in the comfortable atmosphere of Elspeth’s home (10 minutes’ walk from Stockwell tube station, off-street parking available). Three sessions available (up to an hour each). Face value: £40+ per session.

4) An evening at Windsor Races Spring 2016. Two tickets for an evening’s racing at the very popular Windsor racecourse on a Monday in May this year. The evening includes the return train from Clapham Junction to Windsor and Eton Riverside, a boat from Windsor to the racecourse and £20 to bet on your chosen race. You will be joining several friends as part of Antony Lewis-Crosby’s Racecourse Challenge for Cystic Fibrosis.
5) Singing lesson with Andrea Brown.

Andrea brings a wealth of experience as both singer and conductor to her own teaching practice. Andrea is offering a 1hr consultation session where she will work on technical aspects of your singing as well as coach you in interpretation and performance. Face value £60
PS This is not an audition!!!!

6) A cheese tasting evening for 4.


Mark Newman of Hamish Johnston will be pleased to offer this at his shop on Northcote Road. “Come along for a guided tasting of a wide selection of our cheeses. We have done this a number of times and it really is a great evening.” Face value £100

7) Invitation for two to Wandsworth Radio’s Studio for Andrea Brown interview. Festival Chorus director Andrea Brown will be interviewed by Julia Bright as her special guest on ‘Classical Wandsworth’ on a Tuesday (8-9pm) in the spring. Andrea will choose her favourite pieces of music and tell us a bit about her herself and her musical life. You will also have the mysteries of local internet radio unravelled! The studio is in Battersea Park Road. Face value – incalculable!

8) Cookery lesson in your own home. At a time to suit you, we will come to your kitchen and develop your cookery skills. In the lesson you will make a meal for your household (and sometimes more). Lessons can cover a range of subjects and skills, from knife skills and easy cooking tricks to speciality cuisine or catering for dietary requirements. All food will be provided by Pete&Dom.
RRP: £80

9) Garden Design by Ann MacDonald. Anne is a garden designer with 15 years’ experience with a flexible approach to creating and redesigning typical South London gardens in different styles. Extensive plant knowledge. Consultation for 2 hours: face value £120

10) Dinner for 8 cooked by Liz Bracken. Liz will deliver a pre-cooked, three-course meal to your house, which will require minimal attention (just heating up at most). The menu will be subject to a discussion with Liz beforehand to make sure it suits your guests. Face value £80.

11) Water Colour lessons from Carol Grace. Carol could offer a two hour watercolour lesson for up to four people. Aimed at beginners or intermediates, to learn the basics of preparing washes and making colour choices in this exciting medium, in her house. She is an experienced teacher with exhibitions to her name. Lessons may be bought individually or for a group of four. Face value £50 per person.

Festival Chorus Anniversary Dinner Holiday Auction

From a variety of locations in England and Wales, start bidding for an exclusive summer or winter break. With your silent bids we can make this auction both fun and rewarding and you may be lucky enough to make the winning bid for one these holiday homes.

Successful bids will need to be used by September 2017 unless by arrangement. This is an extraordinary opportunity to rent much loved holiday homes, most of which are only used by their owners. Please send your bid – quoting the property reference to Festival Chorus website by midnight on 25th February, 2016 or at the dinner on the 26th.

holiday homes brochure V4
Auction Items for printing


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