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Last updated 20/11/18


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

Termly Payments

It is easiest for John Grantham, our Treasurer, if you use online banking - don't forget to 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.


If you don't use online banking, then a cheque made out to FRCS should be given to John Grantham 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.

The Creation

What a wonderful evening that was!  One to be remembered for a very long time!


Christmas Concert - 15th December

So... the countdown to Christmas begins!  Rehearsals start 20 November and we will be singing

- Excerpts from Bach's Christmas Oratorio

- Carols from the White Carol book - some copies are available, but we sing from this every year

  so it is a worthwhile investment

 Can be purchased on Ebay and Amazon



List of Music as of 29/11/18


Christmas Oratorio:  Numbers  5, 9, 12,  17, 23


Carols from 100 Carols for Choirs:


O Come, O Come Emmanuel   230

Once In Royal                             260

A Virgin Most Pure                      30

O Little Town                              234

Myn Lyking                                 152

Sussex Carol                              242

While Shepherds                      378

In The Bleak                              173

We Three Kings                        370

Deck the Hall                              72

Personent Hodie                      266

O Come All Ye Faithful             226


Additional singers welcome - £20 to the end of term, including the concert.  (Nothing extra

to pay for those who have paid for the Autumn term already, of course!)



Christmas Social - after the concert on 15 December

Please click here to see details of the Christmas meal which will take place straight after the carol concert on 15 December in the village hall. Khans will be providing the set menu.   We need to get a handle on numbers as soon as possible - Anne Brewer is collecting £3 deposits at rehearsals and also you can email her - address on information sheet.  Could you also please let Anne know of any particular dietary requirements.  


We hope as many of you as possible can come along to get the Christmas season off to a good start, and please bring your "plus one" along too!  


Another Quiz Night!

As the last one was such a success, Jackie's husband has kindly agreed to run another one for us... likely end of January -  watch this space!



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

Keeping up with the news!

Francis Goodwin does a tremendous job keeping everyone up to date with news about our own choir - rehearsals, concerts, timings, social events etc.


He also circulates information about other musical events in the area that we hope will interest you.


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


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