General Newsletters

Newsletter 310721

MEMBERS’ NEWSLETTER 31st JULY 2021 LAST TUESDAY 57 varieties of members attended another thoroughly enjoyable rehearsal while the welcome rain beat down outside. Carleton started by driving us Insanae ( https://youtu.be/BC9NqsJ065k ) Then we calmed down with Ave verum...

Newsletter 240721

MEMBERS’ NEWSLETTER 24th JULY 2021   CCS is back in business! 45 members met in St Peter’s Hall on Tuesday and, judging from messages received, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and everyone toed the anti-covid line. Yes, it was a bit warm but, with all the doors and...

Newsletter 130721

REHEARSAL RESTART NEWSLETTER 13th July 2021 With the lifting of all Government Restrictions on indoor activities, we intend to restart rehearsals on Tuesday 20th July. In his statement yesterday, the Prime Minister asked everyone to use common sense and caution,...

Newsletter 110721

HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 11th JULY 2021 Last Monday’s announcement that, tomorrow, the Government intends to confirm the removal of all restrictions on indoor activities means that we can at last focus on restarting rehearsals. We plan to rehearsal on Tuesdays 20th...

Newsletter 040721

HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 4th JULY 2021 CARLETON’S COLUMN In normal times, Choral Evensong is sung in Tewkesbury Abbey each Sunday by a mixed adult choir. Last Sunday we sang our first Evensong since March 2020! When I say ‘we’, I mean six, socially-distanced, voluntary...

Newsletter 270721

HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 27th June 2021 The omens are looking good for our hoped-for Rehearsal Restart on Tuesday 20th July so now is the time to start rediscovering our voices by singing along to Vivaldi’s Gloria with score provided here:...

Newsletter 200621

HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 20th JUNE 2021 RESTARTING REHEARSALS - PLAN B Providing Government restrictions are lifted on indoor activities on 19th July, we plan to restart rehearsals on Tuesday 20th July and then on 27th July, 3rd August and 31st August all with Carleton...

Newsletter 130621

HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 13th June 2021 Firstly, a huge vote of thanks to those of you who responded promptly to the Restarting Rehearsals email, particularly those who offered help. We hope that those who haven’t responded have been on holiday. On your return please...

Newsletter 060620

HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 6th June 2021 RESTARTING You will shortly receive an email asking for your intentions and setting out the safety measures for the initial rehearsals, whenever we are permitted to hold them. Please, please respond promptly. CARLETON’S COLUMN...

Newsletter 300521

HANDWASHERS’ NEWSLETTER 30th May 2021 Thank you, all those who have signed the petition in support of amateur choirs but, if you haven't already done so, here is another opportunity: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/586559   CARLETON’S COLUMN  4’33” was...