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Our notification requesting assistance with the choir is now out there in the NG15 magazine. Our copy hasn’t arrived yet, but a choir member has received hers and has confirmed that the advertisement has been included. You can check it for yourself if you can find it! It will be small, they were willing to spare me only an eighth of a page, but it was free, so I was happy to accept. The run-up to Christmas, when everyone is busy, isn’t the best time to ask for help, but someone may have time on their hands and be pleased to spend it with us. Volunteers may be more receptive during the quiet time at the beginning of the year, but having missed the August issue, this is what we were offered, and I didn’t think we should wait a further three months (I think it’s a quarterly magazine). Someone may be available and get in touch now, but if we don’t get a response we must hope that the request is seen in one of the publications later, as I have run out of ideas for seeking help!

If you hear of anyone with the necessary skills who’d enjoy spending a few hours a month guiding our group, please point them in my direction.

As the choir is unable to sing this greeting, I’ll pass on our good wishes. 🎵 ‘We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year’🎶 and to all choir members too, ‘Best wishes for a Happy and Peaceful Christmas’.

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No news is not good news in this instance, I continue trying to interest someone with the necessary skills to guide the choir, but so far without success. I’ll carry on, because we can’t return to practise yet, so I may as well!

Please pass on the word if you can, we are not of a standard to need expert tuition, but we will need someone to play for us. The NG15 has not come out yet, which has a wider circulation, so we may yet be lucky, and they’ll be lucky too, we’re a lovely group, and it could be a super, fulfilling interest for someone with the musical knowledge and a little time to give.

On the other hand, I haven’t heard any bad news, so assume everyone is well and in good spirits. Please bear the needs of the choir in mind, we’d love to be able to get back together when we can.

Thank you

Christine

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We aren’t able to return to Sherwood House yet, apparently the rules regarding Covid preclude it, but they have indicated they look forward to our returning as the residents enjoy our meetings. That’s cheering, as the search for our musical director and accompanist goes on.

I have submitted a request for musical assistance to both my local Ravenshead Newsletter and the NG15 magazine, which should appear in their next editions. Hopefully, someone will respond, and we will find someone willing to help who will enjoy the choir as much as we do. In the meantime, please consider whether you can help in any way, I’m happy to follow up any useful suggestions.

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We haven’t had a speedy response to our request for either a volunteer musical director or accompanist, and can’t meet again until we do, so we have therefore spread our net wider. Siobhan is making enquiries, but there is also a request on the u3a Facebook page, and those choir members on Facebook have been asked to include the information on their own pages.

Would you bear our need in mind, and think of mentioning it on your own pages, please? Your help would be appreciated, volunteers could come from anywhere, and obviously the more we spread the word, the better our chance of recruiting someone. It entails a commitment of four, enjoyable, hours each month, with a little forward planning. If you know of anyone who may be interested please let them know, they can contact me, via the form below, for any information they need to help them decide if they’d like to join us. No pressure!

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Christine

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Choir needs an Accompanist/Musical Director

On behalf of our choir members I send many thanks and all good wishes to our accompanist and musical director, who has decided now is a suitable time to retire from her much-appreciated roles with us. Most choir members will be aware that Margaret Craig has been our excellent accompanist since the choir’s inception, and following our MDs retirement also recently took on that additional role. All of our members will want to express their thanks, Margaret will be sorely missed, but has earned her retirement, and she leaves with all our good wishes for her future adventures.

This creates, of course, a super opportunity for anyone with musical experience interested in becoming involved with a small but enthusiastic harmonic choir. We need an accompanist, and a musical director, with sufficient musical knowledge, willing to give us four hours per month (two x two-hourly meetings).

Do you think you may have the skills required, and could enjoy extending your interest in music, perhaps in a new direction? Margaret has indicated a willingness to continue to help, including giving guidance if required, perhaps for someone considering taking on one of the roles for the first time. Unless you prefer it, you will not be left to cope alone. We need you, so that we can resume our happy meetings, so please consider it if you would like to have a go, think you could do it, or know someone else who may be suitable. Thank you.

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