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Last updated 28/08/2018


As a registered charity, if you are a tax payer, by simply signing an ongoing mandate, we can reclaim the tax on every termly subscription you pay.  You can download a form here, fill in online, print and then hand to John Grantham or any committee member at the next meeting. It is also retrospective - so don't delay, sign away!



It is always appreciated if everyone pays promptly.

You can pay direct to the Forest Row Choral Society bank account - but please be sure to put your name as the reference so John can identify it!

HSBC account 51259199

Sort Code 40 20 09

For those preferring to pay by cheque, please give to John Grantham at a rehearsal - made payable to FRCS.  Thank you.a



As ever, if you are not receiving regular emails from Francis Goodwin, please email him and ask to be added to the mailing list!  His email address is

DRESS CODE for concerts:

Ladies:   Long Black outfits for ladies  (dark tights if not wearing trousers or long dress)

               with scarves supplied by FRCS on the day

Men:      DJ with black bow tie


Please can everyone in the choir commit to buy at least one ticket for each concert  for friend / family to boost our audience on the day and keep the bank manager happy!

Tickets will be on sale at choir rehearsals and at Seasons in Forest Row (as well as on the door).

Termly Payments

We prefer to be paid by online banking - please use your initial and surname as a reference.

Our bank account details are as follows

Account Name             Forest Row Choral Society   (HSBC East Grinstead)

Sort Code                      40 20 09                   Account Number   51259199

Please pay promptly at the beginning of each term - thank you.


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Autumn Term rehearsals commence for all singers on Tuesday 11 September from 8-10pm at Forest Row Primary School.  HOWEVER, there is an additional practice on 4th September, aimed primarily at those going to the Cambridge singing weekend.


We look forward to seeing you all so we can get cracking with rehearsing for our November 17th concert - don't forget your Haydn Creation score!


It is important to have the correct version (Novello edition edited by VINCENT NOVELLO (and Andrea has a couple left from those ordered for people last term (they are £9 each).  Please email - first come first served!


Here is a link to the correct edition on Amazon




Future Term Dates  - subject to confirmation

Our start dates are still to be finalised, but fundamentally our rehearsals always run within the school terms which can be found by clicking the link here:   school terms

Spring Term 2019    -    likely start Tuesday 8th January 2019

Summer Term 2019  - likely start Tuesday 16th April 2019

STOP PRESS.....We are thrilled to have secured the services of internationally renowned soloists Mark Padmore (Tenor) and Rodney Earl Clarke (Bass Baritone) for this concert.   Both live locally, and we are therefore expecting a sell-out and highly memorable concert - book tickets for your guests early!!