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Last updated 08/12/2017


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!



Summer 2017 term subs for the term are £50  - 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

Next Stop...... Christmas!


Only a couple more weeks to the concert - don't forget to encourage friends, relatives, neighbours.... anyone!... to come along.

FRCS Christmas 2017


Thanks Graham Linberry for providing this useful link to help Bass singers learn their Messiah lines

For the rest of us, here  is the link to the individual parts on Cyberbass

For carols, many of them have practice parts here.   Enjoy!

Timings for concert day are (provisionally)  

Set up 1pm

Rehearse 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Concert 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Dinner  6.30pm - finish



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 black tie


Please can everyone in the choir commit to buy at least one ticket for each concert  (£10) 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).

NEXT TERM ......starts on Tuesday 9th January when we will start rehearsing the Cherubini Requiem.  

For those who want to get a head start please click the links below:

March '18 YouTube March '18 Spotify


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.


Singing Resources worth bookmarking!

Christmas Concert -  Saturday 16th December 4.30 pm, (followed by meal at The Swan)


As always, we will be singing a programme of Christmas music in Holy Trinity Church - excerpts from Messiah, plus carols from The White Carol Book. along with secular readings.  For full list of carols click here 

And a YouTube playlist (most with score) here