NES Newsletter – 06 December, 2014
In this week’s Newsletter:
The Christmas meal at the Belvedere Arms, London Rd, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SB will start at 7:30 so we would ask you to be in your seats before then please. Wine will be available on the night at £15 per bottle (red, white and rose). Please nominate a table rep to collect payment for drinks per table. If you order drinks from the bar please use your table number as the tab, or pay per drink. The menu and seating plan is attached which also has your meal choices (if anyone’s doesn’t look correct please email me: email@example.com). There will be place cards on the tables on Monday with these on as well in case you forget. Lastly, please bring your carol books with you as we will have a (short) singalong at the end of the meal. See everyone either Friday or on Monday! Happy Christmas!
Birchlands Care Home is located on Barley Mow Road, Englefield Green, TW20 0NP.
Parking on site is limited, so some may need to park in the road outside. The singing will begin at 6.30 so please arrive soon after 6.00. Remember, attire is concert dress.
Sunrise Centre is located at Christchurch Road, Virginia Water, Surrey, GU25 4BE
Singing times are the same as for Birchlands.
Below is the repertoire for all our Christmas Carol singing 2014
This is the running order for performances but some pieces will be omitted depending on timing and circumstances. All rehearsal tracks can be found in the members’ area.
Once In Royal (NES Carol Book)
We Wish You A Merry Christmas (Progeny)
Away In a Manger (NES Carol Book)
The Angel Gabriel (NES Carol Book)
Good King Wenceslas (NES Carol Book)
In The Bleak Mid-Winter (NES Carol Book)
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear (NES Carol Book)
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen (NES Carol Book)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (NES Carol Book)
Long Ago, Prophets Knew (NES Carol Book)
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (NES Carol Book)
Do They Wish It Could Be A Rockin’ Merry Christmas
The First Nowell (NES Carol Book)
Unto Us Is Born A Son (NES Carol Book)
We’ll Gather Lilacs (Progeny)
O Little Town Of Bethlehem (NES Carol Book)
Silent Night (NES Carol Book)
The 12 Days of Christmas (NES Carol Book – everybody sing everything)
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (NES Carol Book)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (NES Carol Book)
Egham Christmas Fair
As our newsletter went to press, David Evans was negotiating with the Powers that Be to get NES an 11:30 slot for caroling on Egham High Street at their Christmas fair on Saturday, the 13thDecember. If we get this finalized, you will be notified in a separate e-mail.
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 Monday, June 15 is officially Magna Carta Day, we are actually performing at Royal Holloway College on Sunday, June 14. Please update your calendars if you have made a note of this event.
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, either at rehearsal or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 thanWednesday evening. To submit an item to the NES weekly newsletter, please e-mail email@example.com 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.