Melksham Choral welcomes our new President

CHORAL SOCIETY WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT

Daphne Crossman, the longest serving member of Melksham Choral Society, was welcomed as President at the Society’s AGM in May.

“It was in 1952 that Daphne and her husband, then a young married couple, moved to Melksham.  Here, a friendly neighbour invited her along to a choir practice and she has remained a loyal member of the society ever since.  Daphne is still singing and has in recent years joined the ranks of the altos.”

Melksham Choral Society has been very fortunate in having Daphne as a member.  She has been secretary, committee member, and for many years had the most daunting task of all, that of being music librarian, and she is still smiling.  For the past few years she has been the society’s Deputy-President and was honoured to be asked to take over the role of President.

The end of our summer term is in sight when we will finish our musical season with an evening of entertainment on the lighter side. Come and join us for this free entry event, and listen to musical medleys of “Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway” and “My Fair Lady”, with Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York”.  Put the date in your diary, Thursday 2 July, at 7.30pm in The Rachel Fowler Centre. There will be light refreshments to make the evening go with a swing.

 

Daphne Crossman

Summer term and concert (July 2nd)

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At our summer concert we’ll be singing some songs from the shows, and allowing our talented members to show off their skills in some solo and group items as well.

Come to our Thursday evening rehearsals if you want to sing with us.

And come along to the Rachel Fowler Centre at 7:30 on July 2nd to listen. This is a free event!

 

Chill out at our concert on April 25th

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Our choir director considering our singing…

 

At our spring concert we’ll be swinging along with:

“A Little Jazz Mass”         –    Bob Chilcott

“A Little Organ Mass”      –   J. Haydn

and a few Frank Sinatra classics.

Come to our Thursday evening rehearsals if you want to sing with us.

Or come along to the United Church at 7:30 on April 25th to listen.

 

 

 

Spring Term rehearsals start on January 8th – everybody welcome!

Whether you’re an experienced singer or haven’t sung in a choir since school, we’d love you to come along and sing with us.

There are no auditions: just turn up and have fun.

Come along on Thursday January 8th (or any Thursday after that) and start rehearsing for our concert in April.

Questions?  Call our membership secretary, Rosemary Jay, on 01380 828598.

Singers – come and join us!

Melksham Choral Society

 

Whether you’re an experienced singer or haven’t sung in a choir since school, we’d love you to come along and sing with us.

There are no auditions: just turn up and have fun.

Come along on Thursday September 4th and start rehearsing for our ‘HandelFest’ concert on November 8th.

Questions?  Call our membership secretary, Rosemary Jay, on 01380 828598.

 

Autumn term and concerts 2014

I hope everyone is looking forward to a good Summer break and will be ready to start singing again in September.

Rehearsals for the Autumn term that takes us up to Christmas will start on Thursday 4th September at 7:30pm in the Rachel Fowler Centre in Melksham.

This year we’re departing from tradition!  We’re going to perform an ‘early special’ concert in Melksham United Church on Saturday November 8th at 7:30pm in celebration of St Cecilia’s Day  (Handel’s Ode on St Cecilia’s Day and other Handel items), and also a Christmas Carols concert (where we hope the audience will enjoy joining in and singing with us)  in the RFC in December.

We are always delighted to welcome new choir members. There is no audition, so if you would like to start singing then please come along to any rehearsal and give it a go!

The cost for this term will be £40.

Autumn Term 2013

I hope everyone has had a good Summer break and are ready to start singing again this term. Rehearsals for the Autumn term that takes us up to Christmas will start on Thursday 12th September at 7:30pm in the United Reform Church in Melksham. This is not our usual rehearsal venue as that is unavailable for this one night. Subsequent rehearsals will be back at the Rachel Fowler Centre in Melksham.

This term we will be performing ‘Rejoicing the Lamb’ by Benjamin Britten as it is his centenary year. He would have been 100 on November 22nd 2013. We will also be performing various Christmas music.

In addition to our performance we also have a Baritone soloist and an organist so the concert on December 14th at the United Reform Church in Melksham should be a real treat!

We are always looking for new choir members. There is no audition so if you would like to start singing then please come along and give it a go! Please see the rehearsal schedule for where we will be rehearsing on a date. The cost for this term will be £40.

Facebook

Melksham Choral Society now has it’s very own Facebook page. You can find it at www.facebook.com/melkshamchoral.

You will find the latest news and photos from our recent concerts on the Facebook page. Once you get there please can you click on the ‘Like’ button to show us that you have visited. It also means that you will be kept up-to-date on Facebook with the latest news, pictures and videos of the choir and helps to publicise the choir.