Didsbury, Manchester, UK

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Cancellation of meetings 2020-2021

All Choir meetings are suspended until further notice

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Choir Annual General Meeting 2015


"Our final meeting of the year will take place on.

Wednesday 16th December starting at 7.15pm.

After a short singing session, we will conduct our AGM with election of officers. This will be followed by by refreshments.

See you again in January 2016 - first meeting January 6th."


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Plans for Spring 2015


"We are currently learning some English folk songs written by Gustav Holst in addition to some other new pieces, some by our resident composer, Bill.

We are learning the Haydn Te Deum and the Haydn Little Organ Mass in preparation for a concert during the Didsbury Arts Festival, which takes place during the last week in June 2015."


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Christmas 2014


"The choir will be singing carols as part of the Manchester Central Library "Christmas Extravaganza" at 12 noon on Saturday 13th December. We will be on the minstrels' gallery overlooking the main entrance !

The programme will be a couple of well known carols, some modern carols which you might not know so well, and a round-up of bouncy Christmas songs.

The following Wednesday evening meeting, December 17th at 7.15 pm, will consist of an hour's singing, our Annual General Meeting and then a sampling of some seasonal food and drink ! "


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Summer Break 2014


"After an enjoyable couple of months singing a collection of old favourites and new pieces just for fun, we are now on our summer break.

First meeting after the summer is on Wednesday 3rd September, 7.15 pm

See you then !"


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The concert approaches - Spring 2014


"The date for our forthcoming concert has now been revised to be Friday 28th March 2014.

We will be performing a programme of English music at the Didsbury Baptist Church, School Lane, Didsbury at 7.30pm

Rehearsals for the concert are now in full swing, and we will be visiting the church for a practice session on Wednesday 26th February instead of meeting at the Cavendish School venue as usual.

We are also changing our meeting times - we will now meet from 7.15 pm to 9.15 pm. This change in time will be effective from 26th February.

The front door at the school will be open as usual until 7.30 pm, but it is then locked and you must have arranged to telephone someone inside to ask to be let in."


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2014

School Holidays 2014


"Remember that we don't meet during Manchester school holidays, so no meeting on Wednesday 19th February 2014. "


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2014

Autumn Term 2013


"We are now well into our Autumn Term meetings (taking a one week break on 30th October). Our current pieces include the Handel Coronation Anthems, some folk songs by Vaughan Williams and several newly arranged (some newly composed) works from our Librarian, Bill.

No doubt we will sing a few carols in the run up to Christmas !"


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2013

Preparation for June 28th 2013


"Following the recent sell-out standing room only concert at the Didsbury Baptist Church, the choir is now learning the Choral Evensong Responses by Thomas Tomkins in preparation for June 28th.

On this evening, we are contributing to the Didsbury Festival by singing these Responses and several other pieces at a service at St James's Church, Stenner Lane, Didsbury.

We are currently on our Easter break and resume meetings again on April 17th."


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2013

New Year 2013


"A New Year is upon us ! Rehearsals for the Mozart Requiem are well in hand and we have eight more evenings before the concert.

An increase of £1 a week in the subscription was announced at the AGM in 2012 December. Members are asked to remember to pay for at least a half term at a time on the first occasion in the half term that they attend."


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2012

After the Olympics 2012!


"Now that the summer of TV sport is over, we are meeting again! Every Wednesday (in Manchester Schools' term times) at 7.30 pm.

We are currently learning the Mozart Requiem, in preparation for a public concert next March (probably the 2nd) and we are also brushing up several pieces composed or arranged by our in-house maestro - Bill - getting ready for a concert of his work later on this term.

Please note the change of phone number to gain access if the door is locked."


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2012