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Welland Fosse Benefice Choir Friday 8th December 2017

Welland Fosse Benefice Choir Friday 8th December 2017


Barrowden Church

Dear Choir Members and all interested carol singers.

Rehearsal on Friday 8 December 2017 at Barrowden Church, 7.30pm. This rehearsal will hopefully last for no more
than an hour. Come well insulated as the heating is not good I am told!

For those that cannot make the Friday rehearsal, please join us at 2.30pm on the day, the 17th December ,
if you feel reasonably confident to fudge and still enjoy the occasion! I am planning for 3 easy choir only items, harmonies and descants to add to the rest of the carols, but the organ will be there to cover any ‘oddities’.

Look forward to seeing you.

Welland Fosse Benefice Choir December 2017

Welland Fosse Benefice Choir December 2017

Barrowden church
CAROL SERVICE
Sunday 17 December 2017 at 4.00pm, Barrowden Church
REHEARSALS
First rehearsal – Friday 8 December 2017 at 7.30pm, Barrowden Church
(avoids clashing with Uppingham Choral Society)
Second rehearsal – Sunday 17 December 2017 at 2.30 – 3.30pm
THE FORMAT OF THE EVENT
The format is taking shape and we are planning for two choir only carols.  The first to set the scene for the unfolding of the story, the second for a quiet contemplative interlude. Hopefully we can harmonise at least some of the other carols.  We will see how much we can take on in the Friday rehearsal.
YOUNGER GENERATION
We would like to involve them in the Service in a meaningful way; bringing in candles at the start, sitting in the front pew to join the choir singing some of the carols, reading a prayer, a lesson and helping with the collection.
Help needed:  Can you enthuse, recruit us a cohort of youngsters?
Please let Julia Harbage have any names of youngsters who would be happy to read, help with the collection etc. (email julia.harbage@gmail.com or leave a message on 01572 747 760.
CAROLS
Music – Most of the carols are in the ‘Anglican Hymns Old and New’.  Hopefully we can borrow enough copies to photocopy and then destroy them after the service.
Help needed:  Can anyone borrow a supply of choir folders?
Help needed:  Do you have any friends who can sing tenor parts?  If so, we would love to hear from them.
We will be singing the usual favourites plus:
Born in the night.
Choir only at the beginning.  (candles brought to the altar by youngsters)
I wonder as I wander.
Soprano solo and choir
Away in a manger.
The youngsters, mums, choir, all
Joy to the World
To end with trumpet and flute!
We very much hope that most of you will be able to commit to these dates.   If you have any queries or are able to help please get in touch with Julia.
ps.  On a final note, we have been asked to mention that John Comber is looking to replenish members for ‘The Elastic Band’ – the all-age Barrowden/Benefice music group.  They tend to play monthly and if you know of anyone who may like to join – any age – any instrument, John would like to hear from you.  If you cannot contact him, leave a message with Julia Harbage, which she will pass on.
Welland Fosse Benefice Choir Warms Up!

Welland Fosse Benefice Choir Warms Up!

The exploratory meeting to discover if there was support for forming a Benefice Choir took place in Morcott Church at the end of September.  A magnificent number – 23 people – turned up, which made our Priest-in-Charge very happy indeed!

There was a great deal of enthusiasm for the idea, and by the end of the inaugural session the Choir has a Director of Music – Jane Page of Morcott – and a plan to make its first public appearance at Barrowden’s Carol Service in December.

The Choir also has a Secretary/Co-ordinator in Julia Harbage from Morcott. If you were unable to make the first meeting, but would like to find out more, please contact Julia on 01572 747 769.