Choir newsletter and timetable



 


Newsletter and Timetable

SEPTEMBER

Saturday, 27 August 2022

WELCOME BACK TO CHOIR

Rehearsals for girls restart on Tuesday 30th August at the usual time of 6pm.  On Sunday 4th September the girls sing at the morning service (9.30) and the boys (and men) in the evening, with the usual 5,30 rehearsal.  The training system for boys and girls is almost back to normal, and progression through the ribbon levels is once more taking place.  At the end of last term all four of our senior boys had been awarded their red ribbons (full chorister) – a record for our choir – and two girls also have this award, with many of the others having dark blue (Senior Singing Girl) or light blue (Junior Singing Girl) ribbons.  Well done, everyone!   

 

RECRUITMENT

As I have commented before, if the choirs are to survive we must recruit new members each year. So please will everyone keep their ears and eyes open for potential choir members, especially boys.  I hope to visit local schools in September to talk about the choirs and to distribute literature, but recruitment by existing choir members bringing their friends and relations is an excellent way of boosting numbers.   

 

ORGAN SCHOLAR

Thomas Winrow-Campbell has played for his first 9.30 Eucharist service with the Girls Choir and will be present at some Evensongs with the boys and men choir soon.  We expect his involvement to grow with time.

 

TIMETABLE TO EARLY NOVEMBER

On the back of this sheet is the choir timetable up to early November.  This covers the break for the school half-term holidays.  I will print plenty of paper copies, so that spares will be in the choir vestry pinned to the notice board.  This should also be found on the church's website (www.slhk.org); follow the links to ‘music’ and then to ‘Newsletter and timetable’. The music list for the month is also there.   During this period there are some special services, as follows:

 

25th September - HARVEST FESTIVAL AND 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Some changes of times of services are made for this day.  First, the morning service (Adult Mixed Choir) will start at 11.00.  This is followed at 12.30 by a bring-and-share Harvest lunch in the church, to which ALL CHOIR MEMBERS, past and present, and their families are invited.  Drinks will be supplied.  This also marks the 50th Anniversary of my appointment as organist and choirmaster at St Leonards.  Tim has been trying to contact the three-hundred or so boys and girls and adults who have belonged to the choirs at St Leonard’s since 1972. Though we know their names, we do not have the addresses of everyone.  It will be a great opportunity for past generations of singers to chat, to meet the current choir members and, hopefully, to have a hearty sing to celebrate times past.  The idea is to have a rehearsal for eveyone at 3.00 and to finish the day with a sung Evensong at 3.30. finishing at about 4.10.

 

If you know of former choir members who may not have got the message, please pass the invitation on to them.  This is intended to be a very inclusive event!

 

Berkeley


CHOIRS OF HYTHE PARISH CHURCH

CHURCH

    AUGUST to early NOVEMBER 2022  

 

 

Boys and Men Choir

Adult Mixed Choir

Hythe Girls Choir

 

AUGUST

 

 

 

Tues 30

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 31

6.30 NO Rehearsal

7.45 NO Rehearsal

 

 

SEPTEMBER

 

 

 

 

Sun 4

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

 

9.30 Eucharist

 

Tues 6

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 7

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 11

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

 

Tues 13

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 14

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 18

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

 

Tues 20

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 21

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 25 Harvest

Festival / 50th Anniversary

3.30 rehearsal, 4.00 Evensong

11.00 Eucharist

3.00 rehearsal, 3.30 Evensong

3.30 rehearsal, 4.00 Evensong

 

Tues 27

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 28

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal (to be confirmed)

 

 

OCTOBER

 

 

 

 

Saturday 1

Cinque Ports service at 1pm – all Choirs if possible

 

Sunday 2

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

 

9.30 Eucharist

 

Tues 4

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 5

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 9

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

 

Tues 11

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 12

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 16

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

 

Tues 18

 

 

6.00 Rehearsal

 

Wed 19

6.30 Rehearsal

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 23

No Choir – half term

No choir – half term

 

 

Tues 25

 

 

6.00 NO Rehearsal

(half term)

 

Wed 26

6.30 No Rehearsal (half term)

7.45 Rehearsal

 

 

Sun 30 All Saints

5.30 rehearsal, 6.30 Evensong

9.30 Eucharist

 

 

NOVEMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe 

Oak Walk 

Hythe 

Kent 

CT21 5DN