Useful information for choir members

Rehearsals restart after the Christmas break on Monday 10th January. Please bring your Faure Requiem music along

CyberBass links for the Spring Concert

Faure’s Requiem

Dates for 2021/22 Season
Monday 6th September – First rehearsal, 7.30pm at Stokesley Parish Church
Saturday 13th November – Concert, performing Faure’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria
Concert cancelled
Saturday 11th December – Christmas concert, at Stokesley Parish Church
Monday 10th January – Rehearsals restart at Stokesley Parish Church
Saturday 23rd April – Spring Concert, Stokesley Methodist Church

Chairman’s report for the 2021 AGM

It seems a long time since we held our last AGM in 2019 and much has happened since then – not least the Covid pandemic and all its problems.

However we seem to have weathered the initial storm and it is good to see so many singers back together at choir.

The Byrd to Beatles concert in November 2019 suffered from a disrupted rehearsal period and proved less popular than hoped. However the Christmas 2019 concert with Roseberry school worked well, was well supported and proved very enjoyable, raising funds for Yatton House and Zoe’s place as well as helping the Choir.

Sadly Covid caused cancellation of the Spring 2020 concert midway through rehearsals of Poulenc’s Gloria but thanks to Jeremy’s wizardry with the I.T. and Lizanne and Simon Allen’s  help with a Zoom it proved possible to start joint choir rehearsals with Angrove and Vox in October 2020 leading to very successful and enjoyable virtual concerts at Christmas 2020, Easter and  late Spring 2021. A big thanks to all those who worked hard to learn, record and send in their parts, to Lizanne for her organisational and IT skills, Danny and Liz Greenhough for ticketing and promotion and especially to Jeremy who worked wonders putting all the recordings together for the concerts and incorporating some beautiful photos of the area and other seasonal pictures.

Thanks also to all the committee members who have worked quietly trying to keep things going, keeping up with ever-changing Covid regulations, planning and replanning the singing afternoon at Swainby, assessing and changing rehearsal venues to try and keep singers as safe as possible, to Jo for her support as secretary and Bridget for her work as treasurer and Margaret Roberts for help in presenting the accounts. Thanks also to Lada as accompanist.

 We have all spent a number of years on the committee and will be looking for some new volunteers next year !

Finally it was sad to have to cancel the Autumn 2021 concert but let’s hope the Covid numbers fall, rehearsals can continue and we can move forward to the Christmas concert to incorporate some parts of the Gloria on Saturday 11th December and the Spring concert  entitled ” Our favourite Sings”  on 23rd April 2022.

John Chandler