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Last updated 07/03/2019
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!
DRESS CODE for all concerts unless otherwise notified!
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! Click here to take you to the concerts page giving details of how to buy tickets, online, in advance or on the door
It is easiest for us if you use online banking - don't forget to use your initial and surname as a reference and also please let Ann Brewer know you have paid.
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.
If you don't use online banking, then a cheque made out to FRCS should be given to Ann Brewer at a rehearsal as early in the term as possible.
As of September 2016 the termly amount is £65. Please help us by completing a Gift Aid form if you are a tax payer - see below.
We suggest you bookmark the following resources in your brower to help you with practice - each site is different, but between them you will find most major choral works that we are likely to sing.
Spring Term - Dvorak Mass
NB EXTRA REHEARSAL Thursday 28th March !!
Rehearsing weekly from 8th January, from 8pm to 10pm at Forest Row Primary School as usual.
Dvorak rehearsals are going well... but we need to be really on top of all this music! With this in mind, please do practice at home and the following resources might help you:
Mass in D Major
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLQ-uHxXWlU&feature=youtu.be Dvorak Mass on YouTube
Cyberbass individual parts are available here for "note bashing" http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Dvorak_A/dvorak_mass_in_d.htm
Youtube recording for getting it "in your head" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJr5Gzaa2ig
Also, available on Cyberbass for part practice http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Dvorak_A/dvorak_stabat_mater.htm
Tickets are available at rehearsals - without an audience all our work is for nought - it is a lovely concert with beautiful music that is easy on the ear even if not familiar.. do encourage friends and family!
Flyers are also available at rehearsals - stick one in your car, your window, your neighbours' letterboxes...
Future Term Dates
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
SOMETIMES we break during half-terms - but this is confirmed from term to term at the weekly rehearsals.
Summer Term 2019 will commence Tuesday 23rd April 2019. The summer concert will be hosted by the U3A choir, and we will be coming together with Tom’s other East Grinstead choir, the Sackville Singers.
The concert will be at 7.00pm on Saturday 6 July at the Jubilee Hall in East Grinstead amd will comprise a programmed of pieces along similar lines to the past two summer concerts in terms of musical mix.
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