Hello Choir,

Wake up! Wake up!  After a long holiday we are ready to sing again.  Good!!  Rehearsals start on Thursday, 30 January, 7.30, Collaroy Plateau Public School.
May 2020 concert:
The concert will be held on Sunday, 3 May at 2.30.  Please note:  contrary to a previous information, we will not be singing on Saturday, 2 May.
One choral piece for the May concert:  Karl Jerkins’ ‘The Peacemakers’ – an unusual, evocative, engaging piece with a highly pertinent and powerful messages.  And you can learn how say ‘peace’ in 21 languages!
You can find the whole work on YouTube or listen to each movement separately, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Karl Jenkins.
Please come a bit earlier to get your music ($10 to hire the book, $31 to buy it).
Rehearsals fee:
As you know rehearsals fee can be now paid in bulk per term.  It is not compulsory and you can still pay each rehearsal but we encourage people if possible, to pay in bulk.
There are 14 rehearsals this term, at $8.00 each this comes to $112.  Payments can be made by direct transfer to:
  • CBA Account – The Manly Warringah Choir Inc.
  • BSB – 062 155
  • Account number – 1062 5535
Please make sure your name is on the deposit and inform Margaret either in person or by email when you have paid (mstanley@bigpond.net.au)
You can pay now and be mindful that if you want to bulk pay you have to do so before the first rehearsal.
Please note that you have to register your attendance at the desk even if you paid in bulk.
Individual rehearsal payments by cash at the registration desk.
Membership subscription:
The annual subscription is now due.  No change:  $90 full, $70 concession (pensioners, not senior citizens).
Payment preferably through Trybooking via our website or cash in an envelope with your name, address, phone numbers, email address and voice, to Michael Wille.  Trybooking is open for payment as of tomorrow, 23 January.
To avoid confusion, please note:  To bulk pay for rehearsals you need to do a direct transfer to our bank (details above).  To pay your choir subscription you need to go to our website and through it to Trybooking.
Choral weekend:
The Armidale Music Foundation is holding its annual choral weekend on 6 to 8 March, featuring Saint Saens Requiem.  Details in our website.
And finally – a happy, healthy, tranquil and music filled 2020 to all.  I so look forward to seeing you all soon.