Bulletin 25 February 2022

Hello Choir,
Here is the bulletin for Friday, 25 February. By the time I write the next bulletin, we will have our first rehearsal behind us.  This is such a joyous thought.  See Richard’s blog:  Let us all echo his ‘Hallelujah’!  Having said that, we must be all mindful that the pandemic is not over. We will enjoy the singing and the conviviality but will continue to be vigilant and careful.

Information relating to the resumption of rehearsals:
We are starting next Thursday, 3 March at 7.30 at Collaroy Plateau Public School.  Please come a bit earlier to register and collect music.  We will have a brief interval and end the rehearsal at 9.45 – just to ease into it.
I am attaching to this bulletin the updated Choir’s ‘COVID19 Policy and Plan’ document.  Please read it carefully.  It is somewhat changed from last time.
As noted earlier, to participate in Choir activities you will have to be triple vaccinated and show up only after at least two weeks have passed from your third vaccine.
As I write we are waiting for information from the school on the status of the QR registering.  Unless we hear before, we will do it.  As you are all likely to have your mobile phones with you, we can be flexible about it.  In any case all have to register their attendance on arrival.
Masks will not be mandatory but highly recommended when not singing.  You may, of course choose to wear a mask while singing.  That is fine.
Sanitisers will be placed around the place and we ask you to use them.

The singing program:
The program will be in two parts, no interval, just  few minutes’ stretch time.
The two parts:
1.  A bracket of songs: (We have rehearsed most in preparation for the last cancelled concert)

  • I’m gonna sing
  • Locus Iste
  • Bogoroditsye
  • Faure’s Cantique

2.  The four Handel Coronation Anthems.

Please bring with you any music you are still holding from last year.

Payment issues:

Membership fee:  The fee will be reduced to reflect the 2021 missed rehearsals.  It will be $60 and $50 for pensioners.  This includes $10 for music hire.  Payment will be through Trybooking.  I will inform you when the system is open.

Rehearsal fees:  The pre-payers have done so for seven rehearsals last year.  We will arrange for pre-paying after that period.  If you pay by rehearsal, then of course you will have to do that from the beginning of the term, through Eftpos.

A plea for patience:

Committee members have put in a lot of time responding to changing circumstances and getting the show going.  All of us and Margret in particular.  We may not get it all right in the first go but we will.  Particularly if we all behave with patience and flexibility.

I so look forward to seeing you all next Thursday.