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Last updated 05/04/2018


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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Summer Term rehearsals continue on Tuesdays from 8-10pm at Forest Row Primary School


As the concert will be in London on 7th July, we will be arranging a coach to transport all those who wish to travel on it. Exact price to be confirmed but we anticipate it will be £12 making it slightly less than public transport (and a lot more convenient, especially for those who do not enjoy the London Underground experience!  The concert venue is St Mary Brookfield in Dartmouth Park Hill, nearest tube Tufnell Park.


This will leave from Forest Row Community Centre at 11.15 to arrive St Mary's NW5 at 2pm (as agreed with Tom). It's scheduled to depart London at 9pm. We hope the primary school will allow us to leave cars in their car park and will confirm once we have discussed with the school.


Quiz Night

The quiz night was a great success and raised enough money to fund 2 x violinists for the Autumn concert.  Many thanks to Jackie Wood for organising, and to her husband Steve and his friend for being such an excellent quizmaster and scorekeeper.


SUMMER TERM MUSIC  - list subject to change and update!

Sunday - Stephen Sondheim    

Anything Goes - Cole Porter    

Take care of this house - Leonard Bernstein

There are some men - Philip Glass

It's a good night for singing - Rogers & Hart

Chorus of the Hebrew slaves - Verdi

Agnus Dei - Cherubini

Non Nobis Domine - Quilter

The Heavens are telling - Hauydn

Love Divine - Goodall

Pilgrim Hymn 2 - Scratchley

I'm going up a yonder

The storm is passing over


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

Autumn Term 2018  -  likely start Tuesday 4th September (probably just for those singing in Cambridge)

Spring Term 2019    -    likely start Tuesday 8th January 2019

Summer Term 2019  - likely start Tuesday 16th April 2019

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