July Newsletter

Updated: Oct 11, 2018

Newsletter 11

By now it is hoped that you have recovered from the overwhelming heat at the concert last Thursday. The total raised was £501.18 which is fantastic. Positive feedback has been received from many people – one comment being ‘the choir has definitely improved and the harmonies are excellent’ so well done to all involved.

RAH Concert

Before Friday 20th July, please will you send Marianne your orders and money for

1. Coach transfer for supporters (Saturday 3rd November)

2. Order for pre-concert meal

3. Order for post- concert snack

If you need more details, they were given in Marianne’s email to us on 26th June. She will also be at the Rumwell café on Monday 9th July 2.30pm. Please put the cheque (payable to the New Horizon Singers) and form in an envelope marked with your name and the amount enclosed.

Our first choir rehearsal will be on Thursday 13th September when Marianne will be collecting money for the coach to Swindon for the rehearsal with Bill Relton, conductor at the RAH. The rehearsal will be on the following Sunday 16th September. It is estimated that the coach fare will be between £10 - £12 per head. There is still room for any non-choir people who would like to come with us. The coach will leave Queens College between 7.30 - 8.00am (details to be confirmed). We have permission to park our cars on their premises for £2 per car (donated to their charity). The rehearsal will end at approximately 4.00pm.

We must make a huge effort over the summer to learn the words and music as it is likely that Bill Relton won’t be impressed if we have copies. Marianne has sent out Youtube links and Ros has ‘word only’ copies if you’d like them emailed to you.

South Sudan Charity

We have been considering donating this year’s profits from the sales table to the South Sudan charity but appreciate that, originally, the money was to go towards buying new music. We are happy to support this but the Committee doesn’t think that it should make the change without asking choir members. If you have thoughts about this one way or another, please will you let Marianne know.

Dates for the calendar

Monday 9th July 2.30 - Refreshments at Rumwell café

Sunday 16th September – Rehearsal in Swindon

Friday 28th September – Concert at West Buckland Church (with Taunton Ukulele Strummers).

Have a lovely break and we will see you (word perfect!) on 13th September.

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