Choir newsletter and timetable
THANKS FOR EASTER
As usual, Easter was a busy time for the choirs, with extra services. Easter Sunday saw the girls choir and the adult mixed choir combining in the morning service, and the boys and men at Evensong. Covid took its effect on numbers, but we managed well.
The way the church festival and school holidays related to each other was odd, in that the traditional ‘Sunday off’ after Easter happened when schools had already resumed, and the cancelled rehearsals in the week before the ‘Sunday off’ caused some chaos. In retrospect it might have been sensible to have the choir’s break before rather than after Easter. It also means that the Easter Carol service takes place on 1st May, and the girls only have a single week before they also sing on that Sunday.
TIMETABLE TO EARLY JULY
On the back of this sheet is the choir timetable up to early July. This covers the break for half term, I will print plenty of copies, so that spares can be found in the choir vestry on 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.
WEDDING OF RICHARD AND GEMMA – 14 May at 1.00pm (rehearsal at 12.15)
Richard Evemy (former choirboy and tenor) is marrying Gemma on 14 May.
Richard has asked for a choir, and it would be nice to provide one. Adult, boys and senior girls would be involved, with a rehearsal at 12.15. Rather naughtily, and without consultation, Richard has listed in the service booklet a big anthem (‘I was glad’ by Parry) that we used to sing regularly back when he was a treble. Whether we can do this will depend on what extra singers can be asked to join us, but even if this is not practical it would be good if the choir stalls were well filled with singers. I will keep you posted.
We are very happy to have a new treble – Freddie Deakin. He is very good at distinguishing between major and minor chords! As I have commented before, if the boys section is to survive we must recruit more. So please will everyone keep their ears and eyes open for potential choir members, especially boys.
The Parish of St Leonard, Hythe