NES Newsletter – 15 November, 2014
In this week’s Newsletter:
A Note from Sam about our Music
Hi everyone; the end of term and the Christmas concert are approaching very quickly. I would like to let you know about a new method for collecting this term’s music.
FOR THOSE NOT TAKING PART IN THE CONCERT
Your music will be collected at the end of the last choir practice. There will be two red boxes by the door, so please just drop your music in as you leave (but not carol book and classic hits).
FOR THOSE IN THE CONCERT
At the end of the concert--whilst you are still sitting and just before we leave the stage, please take your music out of your folders. There will be several red boxes at each side of the stage. Please just drop you music in one of the boxes (again not the carol or classic hits book).
Many thanks for cooperating in this as it will reduce loss to the choir and make my job much easier.
Christmas Concert Tickets Now Available
Tickets for our Christmas concert are now on sale. These can be bought at rehearsal, by sending an email or calling the box office.
All the details are on the poster which is on the NES website and also attached to this newsletter.
Concert Poster: Let’s Get it Out There
In a bid to save paper, we have decided not to print out posters which might not get used. (Some will be printed and made available at rehearsals, but not as many as in the past.) We urge choir members to print out copies of the poster which is attached to this newsletter if possible, and distribute it to friends, family, colleagues, etc.
Please remember that to provide a slick, professional appearance, we need to be coordinated and consistent in our concert attire. This means black trousers and white shirts for men, with “NES blue” ties. For ladies, the look is a white, long sleeved, collared blouse and black trousers or skirt. Ladies in the front row need to have either trousers or a floor length skirt.
Carols at Birchlands
We have been invited back to sing at Birchlands Care Home in Englefield Green on Monday 15th December 6.30 – 7.30. Sign ups for this event will be available soon.
Carol Singing at Sunrise Centre
We have also just confirmed a date for singing at Sunrise Centre in Virginia Water on Wednesday, 10th December from 6:30 to 7:30. Please consider singing at these events if you can, as they are very much appreciated at the centres. Sign up sheets will be available shortly.
Scratch Messiah, Sunday 30th November, 7pm, Royal Albert Hall
There is still a spare Soprano ticket for this event. If anybody is interested, please email Fran
Please keep your raffle donations coming... we have our next raffle on November 17, which will be the last one before the Christmas break. Thanks to all of you whom have already made donations.
It’s going to be such fun! Remember that you can check the website for the updated guest list and table numbers
Knit ‘n’ Natter
The next NES Knit ‘n’ Natter club get together is on Wednesday 19 November, 19.30 at Marian Gouman’s house.
NES is always on the lookout for new charities to support. We prefer our charities to be local to our community. This includes the community that you as a member live in – not just Egham and Staines. And they must be non-denominational and non-political. If you have a charity that you would like put forward for consideration, please contact our chairman, David Evans, either at rehearsal or at firstname.lastname@example.org