NES Newsletter – 29 November, 2014
In this week’s Newsletter:
Following is the running order for our Christmas Concert:
1) Silent Night
2) Once in Royal
3) Not When Lights are Low
4) Moon River
6) Lacrimosa (Progeny)
7) O Come, O Come Emmanuel
8) Do They Wish It Could Be a Rockin’ Merry Christmas
9) O Little Town
1) The Angel Gabriel
2) Love Can Build a Bridge
3) Unto Us is Born a Son
4) Flanders Fields
5) Keep the Home Fires Burning (Solo)
6): We’ll Gather Lilacs (Progeny)
8) Sixties with a Twist
9) Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Christmas Concert Tickets
There are still some tickets available for our concert and these will be available on Monday 1st December.
For those of you have pre-ordered tickets, these will be ready for collection either on Monday or on the door.
There is a very small number of people who have taken tickets and still need to pay. It would be good to have your monies on Monday.
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.
Christmas Concert Rehearsal
There will be a full rehearsal for our Christmas Concert on Wednesday, 3rd December at 7.30 in St. Johns Church, Egham.
Scratch Messiah, Sunday 30th November, 7pm, Royal Albert Hall
Good luck to everybody taking part in the Scratch Messiah on Sunday evening. By now you should have received an email from Fran finalising arrangements; if you have not had this then please contact her
It’s going to be such fun! Remember that you can check the website for the updated guest list and table numbers
Birchlands, Sunrise Centre Carol Singing
We could really use some more voices to represent us at these performances. So let’s get into the Christmas spirit. It’s fun to sing in a slightly smaller group, and these are really special audiences who really appreciate the Christmas cheer we bring. Please consider signing up at this week’s rehearsal if you can. The dates again are: Sunrise Centre in Virginia Water on Wednesday, 10th December from 6:30 to 7:30, and at Birchlands Care Home in Englefield Green on Monday 15th December 6.30 – 7.30.
Egham Choral Christmas Concert
Egham Choral will be performing their Christmas concert on Saturday 13th December at St Paul's Church Egham Hythe TW18 3HJ commencing at 7.30. They are our “Sister Choir,” so it would be great to support them. And if you care to do some front of house, you can even see them for free! Please see Robert Couper if you are interested in helping out.
Magna Carta Update
The eagle eyed among you might have noticed that Magna Carta Day in the Upcoming Dates section has changed from Monday to Sunday. This is because although Sunday, June 14 is officially Magna Carta Day, we are actually performing at Royal Holloway College on Sunday, June 13. Please update your calendars if you have made a note of this event.
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.
Tour 2015: Save the Date
Our 2015 tour will be taking place from the 17 – 19 July. More details will be available in the New Year.
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, at rehearsal
We are implementing a new process to hopefully make our newsletters even more wonderful and error-free. To this end, it is more important than ever that copy reaches the secretary no later than Wednesday evening. To submit an item to the NES weekly newsletter, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your article no later than Wednesday evening. Please include a contact e-mail address which can be included in your posting. If you would like your item repeated, please let the secretary know on a weekly basis. Only items directly related to EDCS can be published. Other notices can be posted on our notice board which is displayed every week at rehearsal.