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USEFUL INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals take place on Thursday evenings.

VENUE:

DATE:

TIME:

Spittal Community Centre (formerly Spittal United Reformed Church)

Main Street

Spittal

Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1RD

Thursday evenings

7.00 to 9.00pm

Choir rehearsals resume at 7pm (not 7.30pm) on Thursday 18th January 2024 at Spittal Community Centre. 

Please try to attend as many rehearsals as you can. If you are unable to attend a rehearsal it is appreciated if you email: berwickartschoir@gmail.com.

Our Membership Secretary records each member’s details and keeps a record of attendances; please tick your name in the register at the beginning of each rehearsal. 

 

Please bring a soft-leaded pencil and eraser with you to rehearsals so that you can annotate your scores as indicated by the Director of Music.

There is an additional rehearsal on the afternoon of our concerts.

PROPOSED FUTURE REHEARSAL AND CONCERT DATES

Autumn Term 2024:

Rehearsals start – 12th September 2024

Concert date – 14th December 2024

Spring Term 2025:

Rehearsals start – 9th January 2025

Concert date – 12th April 2025

Autumn Term 2025:

Rehearsals start – 11th September 2025

Concert date - 13th December 2025

MUSIC

Vocal scores are generally obtained through the lending library system and are given out by our Librarian free of charge to members at the start of each term.

 

After each concert you are asked to return all borrowed scores to the Librarian with any pencil markings erased. Anyone unable to take part in the concert is responsible for returning his or her score to the Librarian in person as soon as possible.

 

Late return of scores may incur a fine from the lending library which the member will be expected to pay.

 

Very occasionally, if we cannot source hire scores, it may be necessary to ask members to buy their own.

SUBSCRIPTIONS

The current annual Berwick Arts Choir membership is £100 per annum or £50 per term.

 

Details of payment options are available from our Treasurer. Please contact us for information.

CONCERT DRESS

At concerts our dress code is:

Long black skirt or trousers

Long-sleeved black top

BAC scarf

Dark suit

White shirt

BAC tie and hanky

BAC scarves, ties and hankies are available to purchase at a minimal cost.

REHEARSAL AIDS

There is a great deal of material available to help choral singers learn their parts, both free and to purchase.  These include:

Free for on-line use, choral learning CDs available for purchase

Here is info on CyberBass regarding:

> Puccini Messi di Gloria

Midi files free to download

Here is info on Learn Choral Music regarding:

> Puccini Messi di Gloria

AFFILIATIONS

Making Music

The choir is a member of Making Music, an organisation supporting voluntary music.

POLICIES

The links below will take you to the Choir's Privacy Policy and Equal Opportunities Policy.

 

Please email us on berwickartschoir@gmail.com if you have any queries about the information contained within.

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