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REHEARSAL etc – SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY

Covid-19 Precautions: the current Risk Assessment for the choir is published on the website. Face masks/shields are no longer required, but may of course be worn should you wish. Do please remember to take a Lateral Flow Test during the 24 hours before attending – and stay at home if the result is positive.
Subscriptions: if you have not yet paid your subscription (£20) for the term, please make the payment by bank transfer to:

The Wing Singers

Barclays Bank plc

Sort Code: 20-03-18

   Account: 63185923
 
Should you prefer to pay by cash (cheques are rather unwelcome these days), please pay when you check in on arrival at the Hall.
REHEARSAL
Always bring a pencil with you to mark up your scores.
Timings
 
4:30pm open doors and set up
4:45pm warm up
5:00pm session 1
6:00pm midway break and notices
6:20pm session 2
7:15pm conclude
7:30pm lock doors   
 
Seating: chairs will be in an arc, facing the entrance wall, in the usual sequence:
 
                                          DOOR
                              Jilly

Alto2  Alto1  Bass2  Bass1 Tenors  Soprano2  Soprano1

Repertoire
Please have the repertoire in the following order – same as last week – (lyric sheets will be added later):
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Beauty And The Beast
Broadway Classics (various)
Flying Free
Hallelujah
Hallelujah Chorus (from Handel’s Messiah)
Hallelujah Get Happy!
I Will Sing You The Stars
I’ve Got Peace Like A River
Les Misérables Medley
Lux Aerterna – Nimrod for choir
Mad about Mozart
One Voice
Panis Angelicus
Rodgers & Hammerstein On Broadway
Set Fire To The Rain
Sing
That’s Amore
The Gift Of Love
The Seal Lullaby
This Is The Day
West Side Story Choral Suite
Wherever You Are (ladies only)
You Raise Me Up
You Will Be Found

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REHEARSAL etc – SUNDAY 30 JANUARY

Covid-19 Precautions: the current Risk Assessment for the choir is published on the website. Face masks/shields are no longer required, but may of course be worn should you wish. Do please remember to take a Lateral Flow Test during the 24 hours before attending – and stay at home if the result is positive.
Correction: in Monday’s email the name of one of our new members was incorrect. It should have read Jenny Esdon – Soprano 2.
 
Subscriptions: if you have not yet paid your subscription (£20) for the term, please make the payment by bank transfer to:

The Wing Singers

Barclays Bank plc

Sort Code: 20-03-18

   Account: 63185923
 
Should you prefer to pay by cash (cheques are rather unwelcome these days), please pay when you check in on arrival at the Hall.
Soirée: performers on Sunday will be: Angie & Dave Varey, Joan Waples & Jenni Marr, Oli Franks. If you would like to be considered for the soirée on 27 February, please let me know by 6 February so that Jilly can decide who to include.
REHEARSAL
Always bring a pencil with you to mark up your scores.
Timings
 
4:30pm open doors and set up
4:45pm warm up
5:00pm session 1
6:00pm midway break and notices
6:20pm session 2, including the soirée
7:15pm conclude
7:30pm lock doors   
 
Seating: chairs will be in an arc, facing the entrance wall, in the usual sequence:
 
                                          DOOR
                              Jilly

Alto2  Alto1  Bass2  Bass1 Tenors  Soprano2  Soprano1

Repertoire
 
Please have the repertoire in the following order (lyric sheets will be added later):
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
Beauty And The Beast
Broadway Classics (various)
Flying Free
Hallelujah
Hallelujah Chorus (from Handel’s Messiah)
Hallelujah Get Happy!
I Will Sing You The Stars
I’ve Got Peace Like A River
Les Misérables Medley
Lux Aerterna – Nimrod for choir
Mad about Mozart
One Voice
Panis Angelicus
Rodgers & Hammerstein On Broadway
Set Fire To The Rain
Sing
That’s Amore
The Gift Of Love
The Seal Lullaby
This Is The Day
West Side Story Choral Suite
Wherever You Are (ladies only)
You Raise Me Up
You Will Be Found
Finally – and on a purely personal note – my thanks to all who have messaged me and gifted cake and other goodies following my accident. I am steadily recovering (unlike my car!) and hope to be back with the choir very soon.

Rehearsal etc – Sunday 28 November

Carol Concerts 5 December
 
Folders: if you are singing at one (or both) of the Carol Concerts you will need to use an official choir folder. If you don’t already have one on loan, you can collect yours on Sunday from Sheila or Mike Samuel.
Raffle Prizes: if you are able to donate an item or two for the ‘luxury raffle’, please bring them to rehearsal and give them to Claire Collier when you check in.
Tickets: there are still tickets available, but only for the evening performance. During the break on Sunday, and after the rehearsal, I will have tickets for sale. The prices are £3 for adults and 50p for children aged 16 or under. If you order from me in advance, I will have the tickets enveloped and ready for you.
Testing: the current Risk Assessment can be seen on the choir website. Test yourself with a free Lateral Flow Test during the 24 hours before the rehearsal. If you test positive, do not come! We do appreciate the inconvenience of requiring you to test yourselves, but it is for your benefit and that of everyone else – especially those who are vulnerable. We regret having to say that, if you cannot declare that you have tested – with a negative result – you will not be able to enter the Hall.
REHEARSAL
Always bring a pencil with you to mark up your scores.
Timings
4:30pm open doors and set up
4:45pm warm up
5:00pm session 1
6:00pm midway break and notices
6:20pm session 2
7:15pm conclude
7:30pm lock doors
Seating: chairs will be in an arc, facing the entrance wall, in the usual sequence:
                                          DOOR
                              Jilly

Alto2  Alto1  Bass2  Bass1 Tenors  Soprano2  Soprano1

Repertoire
Please have the repertoire in the following order, as this is the performance order for the carol concerts – and remember to bring a pencil!
Carols for Choirs 1
Jingle Bell Rock (score)
Let It Snow! (lyric sheet)
Walking In The Air (score)
The Holly And The Ivy (lyric sheet)
Winter Wonderland (lyric sheet)
Isn’t He? (lyric sheet)
The Twelve Days Of Christmas (lyric sheet)
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (lyric sheet)
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Rehearsal etc –  Sunday 21 November

Mike Potter: Sadly, Mike Potter – who sang with us from mid-2018 until mid-2019 when he was badly injured whilst on holiday, died unexpectedly last Monday evening. Mike was choir member Sally Chapman’s father.
Christmas Fayre – Saturday 27 November – Chairs: in Wing parish church on Saturday, the choir will be standing on the steps leading to the Chancel. Some members need to have a chair – if you do, you must let us know by Friday as we will have to take chairs to the church on Saturday for you.
 
Raffle Prizes: raffle prizes at the Carol Concerts will be a number of filled baskets, each containing a selection of good quality/luxury items. If you are able to donate an item or two, please bring them to rehearsal and give them to Claire Collier when you check in.
Tickets for Choir Carol Concerts (Sunday 5 December): there are still tickets available – but only 12 for the afternoon performance and 30 for the evening. During the break on Sunday, and after the rehearsal, I will have tickets for both performances. The prices are £3 for adults and 50p for children aged 16 or under. If you order from me in advance, I will have the tickets enveloped and ready for you.
Testing: the current Risk Assessment can be seen on the choir website. Test yourself with a free Lateral Flow Test during the 24 hours before the rehearsal. If you test positive, do not come! We do appreciate the inconvenience of requiring you to test yourselves, but it is for your benefit and that of everyone else – especially those who are vulnerable. We regret having to say that, if you cannot declare that you have tested – with a negative result – you will not be able to enter the Hall.
Refreshments: refreshments remain unavailable at rehearsals for the time being, so for the midway break please bring your own refreshment and also minimise mingling.
Masks/Face Shields/Hand Sanitising: the wearing masks or face shields in the Hall is entirely optional, but please use the hand sanitiser when checking in.
Name Badges: name badges will be available in the entrance lobby to collect when you arrive; please wear them during the rehearsal and return them when departing.
REHEARSAL
Bring a pencil with you to mark up your scores.
Timings
 
4:30pm open doors and set up
4:45pm warm up
5:00pm session 1
6:00pm midway break and notices
6:20pm session 2
7:15pm conclude
7:30pm lock doors   
 
Seating: chairs will be in an arc, facing the entrance wall, in the usual sequence: