After a fantastic rehearsal last night I thought it would be a nice time to welcome our new members and to remind any expired members that they need to pay their membership subs and have sent in a membership form to be able to sing at Christmas.
Yesterday we really worked hard at the Christmas repertoire, especially the Huron and Sussex Carol and. Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending, and and experimented with tenors and basses in the front row. We were also asked to switch round after the break to sit with someone different. This helps us to listen to each other and the other parts and sing more as an ensemble! We also recorded one of our carols to send to AmyBeth who was at the time in hospital waiting for her baby to arrive. Yes, if you hadn't heard, Magnus Gordon Andrew Beel was born at 10:52 today and weighed 8lb 3oz. Congratulations to AmyBeth and Chris. Pictures to follow, of course.
For anyone who is new and has paid their subs for this year then you are in need of a branded LTC choir folder and either a scarf or a tie. If you have not been issued with these then please let Catherine know before next Tuesday lunchtime 20 November, and she will bring some to next Tuesday’s rehearsal.
Membership forms can be found here https://www.londonstransportchoir.org/choir-resources.html
Our next rehearsal is on Saturday 17th November at Palestra, which is opposite Southwark underground station. We rehearse in room 1 on the ground floor. Rehearsal starts sharply at 1500 so please aim to arrive no later than 1445 and don’t forget your Christmas booklet as there will NOT be any available at Palestra. That said if you are coming to Palestra on Saturday but have not yet been issued a booklet please let Catherine know asap and I will make sure I collect a copy for you from our library
One last reminder is that the Annual General meeting of the choir is on Tuesday 27 November at 55 Broadway. Everyone is welcome to attend and you are encouraged come. This is where the chair, treasurer and the membership secretary will be giving their reports of the past year. In addition we will be discussing other matters and electing new committee members for the following year.