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October 2019

The Choir AGM was at the school on 15th October 2019 at 7:30pm

Regular weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesdays during term time at 7:30pm for a 7:45 prompt start at All Saint's School.

Our Music Director, Karen Phillips, joined us in September 2015. Please see her short intro on the Music Director's page

AGM minutes and committee minutes are posted on the website, link below, and Committee details are on the contacts page.

For information on members, please see the MembersOnly pages

For the minutes of meetings including the AGM, please see the MembersOnly pages.

Term dates and planned events for 2019-2020 are listed below.

Please see the Music Director's page for details of music for the recent concert and rehearsal plans.

There's a link to photos taken at the Summer Concert on the Events pages.

Checkout the latest Noteworthy practice files. Note that the practice files for the 2019 autumn season are being uploaded. Please keep checking via the MembersOnly pages and make sure you have the latest versions.

You can access the MembersOnly pages using your username and password.

Some members are trying out NoteWorthy as a music notation tool to help rehearse. There is now also support for Noteworthy Viewer on the PortableApps package. Please note that the latest version of the Viewer is 2.75 (at November 2018) which now includes in the player the ability to mute one or more sections, and to alter the pitch, which may be useful.

Version 2 of the Noteworthy viewer provides the option to play back the files at a slower speed, which may help you, so I'd encourage you to upgrade from earlier versions. The upgrade is done simply by installing the new version, still available at no charge.
See the details on on the MembersOnly pages, and you can get the latest version from the NoteWorthy Composer Viewer site.

Photos from previous Summer Concerts and other events are posted on the Events pages. If you have good photos of the choir, please send them along or bring to a rehearsal (high resolution best) and we'll post a collection on the web site.

School and choir term Dates from Summer 2019 through Summer 2020..

School dates for year 2019 - 2020

Autumn Term (School) 2019

Wednesday 4th Sept –Friday 25th October
Monday 4th Nov – Friday 20 Dec 2019
(Note - Christmas Wednesday 25th Dec)

Half Term : Mon 28 Oct – 1st Nov

CHOIR

Tuesday 10th Sept – Tuesday 3rd Dec 2019 with concerts from 3rd Dec

Half Term: Tuesday 29th Oct

Spring Term (School) 2018

Tuesday 7th Jan – Friday 14th Feb
Monday 24th Feb – Friday 3th April 2020 Good Friday is 10th April

Half Term: Mon 17 Feb – 21st Feb

CHOIR

Tuesday 7th Jan – Tuesday 31st March 2020

Half Term: Tuesday 18th Feb

Summer Term (School)

Tuesday 21st April – Friday 22nd May
Monday 1st June – Tuesday 21st July 2020

Half Term: Mon 25 May – 29th May

CHOIR

Tuesday 23rd Apr - Tuesday 14th July 2020

Half Term: Tuesday 26th May

Choir rehearsal dates and events planned from autumn term 2019, including Spring and Summer concerts 2020.
Other events for the rest of the year until summer 2020 will be confirmed soon.

DAY

DATE

TIME

CONCERT/EVENT

VENUE

AUTUMN TERM

 

Tuesday

Sept - 10

7.45pm

First Rehearsal

All Saints School

Sunday

Oct - 13

4:45pm for 6.30pm start

Autumn Concert

St Andrew's URC Church
Reading

Tuesday

Oct - 15

7:30pm

Choir AGM before Rehearsal

All Saints School

Tuesday

Oct - 29

 

Half Term - No Rehearsal

 

Tuesday

Nov - 4

7.45pm

Rehearsal

All Saints School

Tuesday

Dec - 3

7pm for 7.30pm start

Concert

Acorn Drive

Sunday

Dec - 8

4pm
- 12.30 for setup
- 1pm practice

Christmas Concert

Corpus Christi

from Dec 8th

 

 

Additional Concerts?

See email for announcements

Wednesday

Dec 25th

 

Xmas Day

 

SPRING TERM

 

Tuesday

Jan - 7th

7.45pm

Choir Social

All Saints School

Tuesday

Feb - 18th

 

Half Term

- No Rehearsal

Saturday

March - 21

7.30pm
- Practice tbc 2:45 for 3pm

Spring Concert at St.Paul's Church

St Paul’s Church, Wokingham

Tuesday

Mar - 31st

7:45pm

Choir Spring term ends

End of term rehearsal - All Saints

Friday

April - 10th

 

Good Friday

 

SUMMER TERM

 

Tuesday

April - 21st

7.45pm

Choir summer term starts

All Saints School

Tuesday

May - 26th

 

Half Term - No Rehearsal

 

Saturday

July - 11th

* 7:30pm

Summer Concert

Holme Grange, Wokingham
RG40 3AL

Tuesday

July - 14th

7.45pm

Choir Social

Location TBD


* Times for Holme Grange on 11th July 2020 subject to confirmation
Morning setup: from 10:00 approx as the venue is available.
Afternoon rehearsal for the whole choir: arrive for prompt start at 13:30
Rehearsal 13:30 to approx 15:30

Evening warm-up: 18:45
Clear up: from concert ending at approx 21:30 to 22:15



 

Music plays gently in the background