Final rehearsals + Concert Details Messiah 2017


Monday 20th March-St Luke’s Church, Thurleigh Road, SW12, 19.45 – 21.45. This is the final Monday rehearsal and a must-attend.
Small Choir rehearsal 6.45 St Luke’s Church

Please find the sits and stands for Messiah attached

Our final rehearsal will be on Saturday 25th November, 1.00pm, St Luke’s Church – if you wish to sing, you must attend this.
Please arrive by 12.45pm to be seated. NB The choir rehearsal will start earlier than usual and end at 4.00pm.
There will be a break BUT we cannot offer tea/coffee to the choir – there just is not time. PLEASE bring your own thermos/snack to refresh yourself on the stage.
Please be aware that seating arrangements may not be quite as that of the Monday rehearsals. Part placing will be clearly marked

Concert – Saturday 25th November 7.30pm, pre-concert talk 6.30pm . Choir are welcome to attend and we hope you will. Otherwise, please, arrive by 7.15pm at the latest and gather in the Hall.

Concert dress – Men: black dinner suits, white shirts and black bow ties

Ladies: all black; long/mid calf dresses/skirts/trousers. Sleeved tops. No obvious jewellery

Music folders – remember to bring yours. There will be folders to borrow/buy at the rehearsal.

Please do not have bottles of water or handbags on the stage during the performance. Bags can be kept in the Chancel or, even, better with friends or family in the audience.

For the concert a “bar” will be available in the Chancel behind the stage with juice and water (free). It will be very crowded in the church.
This concert is another “sell out”. I have tickets for those who requested extras. Please bring cash on Monday and collect them. £18 standard £14 concessions. If you find that sadly you cannot use your allocation, please would you be kind enough to return them – they will be very useful.

Party – Party – Party – Party – Party!

This is a very Festival Chorus tradition, and a particularly nice one, since it allows us to relax after a wonderful concert with a glass of wine, food and conversation; a truly social affair. This year we must thank Felicity and Gilbert Ellacombe who will be our hosts. – 20 Morella Road, SW12

Morella Road is a 5 -10 minute walk from the Church. Turn left from the church down Thurleigh Road to Hendrick Road, left into Hendrick Road, Morella Road is the first on the right.

£6.00 for your first glass of wine + food. £3.00 subsequent glasses. Everyone is welcome; do bring your friends family.

Putting on the concert requires support, not least is setting up/taking down the stage and the bar, manning the bar and front of house. Thank you to all those who have signed up already. There is still time to volunteer -just talk to Time Sanders-Hewitt or Mary Ellis or myself if you can help. It really does make a difference.

Summer Term

Term starts Monday 24th April, 7.45pm Broomwood Church Hall, Kyrle Road, SW11

Fauré: Requiem; Saint-Saëns- Mass Op.4

Concert Saturday 1st July, 7.30pm, St Luke’s Church, Thurleigh Road, SW12

Saturday Rehearsals 13th May and 17th June, 10.00am at St Mary’s Church, Balham High Road, SW12.

SATURDAY 20th MAY – Come-and-sing Fauré’s requiem. St Luke’s Church, Ramsden Road 10 .00am – 4.00pm, Performance 4.15pm

Registration 9.00am.. Refreshments – including cake. Bring your own lunch Tickets £15 for the day

This is both an opportunity to fully practice the Fauré in preparation for our own concert, allowing us to concentrate on Saint-Saëns on our Saturday Rehearsals, but it is also a fund-raiser for the Choir. Please do sign up – and bring friends and relations to join us for the day.

AGM – Monday 3rd July, 8.00pm

messiah stands and sits


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