Members’ Newsletter 18th January 2020

CHRISTMAS CHARITY CONCERT

Now that we’ve at last received the final invoice for the 17th December concert, we can tell you that we made a surplus of £1300 on the concert which will be donated to The Churn Project. We also received this message from Ailsa O’Connor, Community Liaison and Events Coordinator, The Churn Project:

Last night was a brilliant success for us and seemed to be a hugely enjoyable evening for everyone!  I was so pleased to see the church so full.  Do you have an idea of numbers? We raised £934 from the refreshments, raffle and retiring collection – way beyond my expectations.  So, thank you so much for selecting The Churn this year and letting us share in such a wonderful evening.

Well done, those of you who took part in this event raising money for this thoroughly worthwhile local charity: http://www.churnproject.org.uk/default.aspx?pageID=2

CORONATION ANTHEMS PART-LEARNING SITE
If you didn’t buy a PartAbility CD you can access your part on Cyberbass here: http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Handel_GF/handel_coronation_anthems.htm

Unfortunately, no such rehearsal material has been found for the Linley, Let God Arise, but you can download a recording to sing along to, for less than £3, from here: https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDH55302

5th DECEMBER CONCERT

 

The programme for our celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday has been agreed as follows: (Click on the links to hear recordings of the first-half items.)

 

Hallelujah! (From Christ on the Mount of Olives.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pla02HnYTOo

Creation’s Hymn (Short unaccompanied piece) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNtqS0f0o-E

Choral Fantasia (A thrilling work; forerunner to the Choral Symphony and we’ll do it in English.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCsNlSMAq44

And, after the interval:

Mass in C major (Last performed by CCS on 5th December 2005)

EXTERNAL CHORAL EVENTS
The Oriel Singers are hosting a Come and Sing day under Ben Sawyer’s baton at Holy Apostles Church, Cheltenham on Saturday 25 January to learn four twentieth century classics together. Details: https://www.orielsingers.org.uk/diary

Gloucester Choral will hold a workshop on Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis on Saturday 25th April. Details: http://gloucesterchoral.com/201920-season/spem-in-alium/

AND FINALLY . . .
Chris Burton offers this advice for computer users:

Do not use ‘BEEFSTEW’ as a password; it’s not stroganoff

WARNING: There is an email advertisement going around offering processed pork, gelatine and salt in a can. Do not open it; it’s spam.