6 January 2014:
NEW MEMBERS: A membership waiting list is currently in operation. At the moment, it is closed for soprano and alto voices, though we can still accept both basses and tenors onto the list. If you are interested in joining, please get in touch and we can let you know the current position. There is a contact form on the Join page.
The dates for this year’s terms are as follows:
6th September – 13th December
Concert: 12th November
10th January – 11th April
Concert: 11th February
Half Term: 14th February
25th April – 1st July
Concerts: 6th May and 1st July
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to choir for the start of the Autumn term next Tuesday, 6th September when we start rehearsals for The Rutter Requiem and Elgar’s Spirit of England. Please allow a little extra time to collect your music before the rehearsal starts. The doors will be opened at 7.00pm to give time for everyone to collect their music before the rehearsal starts at 7.30pm.
If you have not yet returned your membership form and payment for the year, please could you do this before Tuesday. Another copy of the membership form is attached below for convenience. Email your completed membership form to Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org and make payment by bank transfer or send your completed membership form and a cheque to Sarah Matthias 5, Balfour Road, London N5 2HB before Tuesday, September 6th. After Tuesday, the choir membership will be opened to those on the waiting list.
For all our members singing in the concert on Saturday 2nd July, please click the link below to access the concert schedule including rehearsal times, dress code and any other important information.
Concert schedule: 2nd July 2016
Please invite your friends and family to our Summer concert. It promises to be a fantastic event and of course it’s our last of the 2015-2016 season!
Details on the concert are below:
Rossini: Petite messe solennelle
Saturday 2 July, St. Mark’s Church, Regents Park
Michael Bowden: Conductor
Sarah Gabriel: Soprano
Katy Bingham-Best: Mezzo Soprano
Peter Mitchell: Tenor
Leandros Talliotis: Baritone
Michael Waldron: Piano
Peter Jacobs: Piano
Doors open 7.00pm
Concert starts 7.30pm
We have a Facebook invite that you can share with your friends at this link
And you can buy tickets online here
Following on from the tour, there will be no rehearsal on Tuesday 3rd May. Rehearsals will resume on Tuesday 10 May.
With only a few weeks till our Spring concert, please click here to download a copy of the beautiful new poster. Don’t forget to share this with your friends and family.
A message from the Royal Free Music Society:
The RFMS will be running a masterclass on Saturday 27th Feb. The masterclass will focus on developing vocal quality and will be based on the Duruflé requiem. For more information and booking: http://royalfreemusicsociety.org.uk/masterclass
In addition, your members would be very welcome to come to our next concert on 19th March when we will be singing the Duruflé requiem (hopefully putting what we have learnt in the masterclass to good use) and our sister orchestra, the Hampstead Sinfonietta will be performing Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Scottish Symphony. See http://royalfreemusicsociety.org.uk/next-concert for more information.
RFMS masterclass flyerRFMS Spring concert flyer
RFMS masterclass flyer
We still have some tickets available for next Saturday, which will again be available for sale at the rehearsal. Meantime, St John’s Smith Square now have gallery tickets available as well as a very small number of front-row seats: http://bit.ly/ICS-SJSS.
With less than two weeks to go till our Winter concert at St. John’s Smith Square, we’re pleased to share the poster with you. Paper copies will be available at tonight’s rehearsal, or you can download a pdf here.
We’re pleased to share the following message which we received from Anita Brien at St. Joseph’s Hospice following our Christmas concert.
“From myself and everyone at St Joseph’s Hospice, thank you to all who took part in the Islington Choral Society Christmas Concert 2015. It is so generous of you to support us in this way and £1597.79 is a huge amount of money; thank you. I can assure you that it will be spent responsibly wherever it is most needed across the Hospice.
£1597 could pay for 55 hours of nursing care on one of our wards, 38 sessions of bereavement counselling for a family who have lost a loved one or 16 visits by our community nursing teams to patients in their own homes. Your donation will make a direct positive impact on the quality of life of our patients.
Thank you again to everyone who took part in your Christmas concert.”
Click here to see the donation certificate we received.