South Berkshire Singers Website

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October 2020

Our Choir AGM is on 13th October 2020  at 7:30pm and will be held as a video meeting on Zoom. You will have received have an invitation via email to join the Zoom call along with the agenda and documents. Please read the documents before the meeting.

In view of the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK your committee has taken the decision to continue the suspension of our normal choir activities at least until the end of the current Autumn school term in December 2020.

Sadly this results in cancellation of choir rehearsals and other face-to-face events, but Karen has recently been running weekly on-line video SATB choir practice sessions on Zoom to give you some singing practice with some recent music. While these can't be fully interactive (as the music is out-of-sync due due to the technology) there is also the opportunity for a short video chat with other choir members.

We will continue to review the situation with the aim of resuming rehearsals as soon as is practical. Members will be informed of decisions by email, and you will also be able to keep up to date on this website.

Having now eliminated our fixed costs for the Autumn term, we won't be asking for any choir subscriptions for this term.

We still need to collect a few copies of ‘View Me, Lord’ that we were practicing in Spring.  If you should turn up one of these, please contact Una our membership secretary, or Lyn at , and we will arrange collection.

The Cow Shed was our chosen Charity for the Summer term, and we decided to support them by making a donation from Choir funds.

Reach out to the committee if you have any concerns, and we wish you well in these difficult times.

The last 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, including some from virtual meetings since spring 2020, 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


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


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


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 from summer 2020 will be confirmed we are able to plan them.









Sept - 10


First Rehearsal

All Saints School


Oct - 13

4:45pm for 6.30pm start

Autumn Concert

St Andrew's URC Church


Oct - 15


Choir AGM before Rehearsal

All Saints School


Oct - 29


Half Term - No Rehearsal



Nov - 4



All Saints School


Dec - 3

7pm for 7.30pm start


Acorn Drive


Dec - 8

- 12.30 for setup
- 1pm practice

Christmas Concert

Corpus Christi

from Dec 8th



Additional Concerts?

See email for announcements


Dec 25th


Xmas Day





Jan - 7th


Choir Social

All Saints School


Feb - 18th


Half Term

- No Rehearsal


March - 21


Spring Concert at St.Paul's Church

St Paul’s Church, Wokingham


Mar - 31st


Choir Spring term ends

End of term rehearsal - All Saints


April - 10th


Good Friday





April - 21st


Choir summer term Cancelled

All Saints School


May - 26th


Half Term - No Rehearsal



July - 11th


Summer Concert

Holme Grange, Wokingham
RG40 3AL


July - 14th


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