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The Choir

I hope members enjoyed their Summer break. We met at 1.30pm on 4th September, when £5 subs. were required from all members.

From September we shall be adopting the funding system that has proved successful with other groups, where there is a requirement that all members pay into a ‘kitty’ from which expenses are taken, until the funds are depleted and members make a further contribution. With our current membership, subs. of £5 should cover approximately four meetings, which will be the next four consecutive choir meetings.

Unfortunately there cannot be any credit for absences, but the system does reduce the cost of meetings yet again. New members only may opt to pay either the £5, or the current £2 per meeting, until the next subs. are due from all members.

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News from the Choir

The choir continues to meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 1.20 pm and 11.20 am respectively, with 21 members and a regular attendance of approximately fifteen, (fourteen women, one man).

We have recently slightly changed our system, subscriptions are now £2 per meeting, with members purchasing their own music, which may be obtained at a reduced rate via the choir. A recent reduction in subs of £1 per meeting is expected to approximately cover the cost of the music.

We meet at Sherwood House, Linby, a comfortable venue, with free parking available. We are an informal choir, taking our singing seriously, but enjoying a little fun with it too. We perform for the U3A at Christmastime, and are occasionally happy to accept invitations to perform for other organizations. We welcome new members, no experience is necessary, and there aren’t auditions of any kind.

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New Venue for the Choir

We now meet at Sherwood House, Linby on the first and third Wednesdays, at 1.20p.m. and 11.20a.m. respectively. Sherwood House is kept locked, so we meet at the time to match the ‘bus passengers, so that we enter the house together. The ‘bus runs from Papplewick Lane, past Tesco, Aldi, along Portland Road, the High Street, Annesley Road, and round to Linby, stopping just a few strides from the entrance to the house. The ‘bus timetable is almost perfect for our meetings, although at our first meeting most members drove and offered lifts, only two one-way trips were made on the ‘bus. There is free parking in the grounds of the house.

Subs are £3 per meeting.

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Choir – 16th January 2019

Important reminder for members: Our next meeting is at 11.30 am on January 16th, 2019 at the John Godber Centre – this will be our final meeting at the Centre. We shall finalise details for the move and, if there are any additional queries, deal with those. From then on we shall meet at our new venue. We have been very fortunate to be offered the new venue, we have been struggling financially due to absences, this offer is enabling us to continue.

To confirm, and for the benefit of those members absent from the last meeting, our new venue is to be Sherwood House, Linby, the days and times of our meetings remain the same, parking is available and free.

Advance notice: our first meeting at Sherwood House will be at 1.30 pm on the 6th February,2019 and, as the doors are kept locked and need opening for each visitor, we have been asked to make a practice of entering together. I suggest we all arrive before 1.20pm and enter then.

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Choir News

2018 has been a tough year for the choir. Our Musical Director suffered a stroke and was absent for some time. With difficulty, Margaret, our accompanist, generously took both roles, and soldiered on with us. Our founder and co-ordinator of eight years felt unable to continue, and numbers generally have been down, due to ill health or injuries. Thank you for setting us on our way, Doreen, and we hope things soon pick up for you and for everyone.

Nonetheless, we have performed five concerts in the last few weeks, which we’ve enjoyed, and for which we’ve received some very nice compliments and thanks. We’re pleased Christine is well and back with us and I’d like to thank both her and Margaret for all their efforts and patience this year. We should welcome more members, and with a new programme of songs planned for the new year, this would be a good time to join us.

We begin 2019 with our first meeting on the third Wednesday of January, members please note the time and date, 11.30 am on the 16th January, 2019.

Merry Christmas Everyone!”

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