To prepare for our involvement in this year’s NEPAC Last Night of the Proms (to be held in the City Hall, Newcastle, on Saturday October 15th, 2011) rehearsals have been scheduled for the evenings of Thursday October 6th and Thursday October 13th (in the Church of St.John the Evangelist, Kingston Park, Newcastle, NE3 2HB). On the Saturday there will be a 2.00 p.m. rehearsal in the City Hall before the concert at 7.00 p.m.
Please note that the new 2011/12 season will start with the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 7th September 2011 at 7.30 p.m. in Sunderland Minster followed by the first rehearsal on Wednesday the 14th September. We look forward to seeing you there.
Some mementoes of the Coffee Morning held in Fulwell Methodist Church on Saturday 14th May. Thanks to everyone who helped and those members of the Society who enjoyed it. (and thanks to Liz White for the photos)
Please note that there will no rehearsal immediately after the Haydn Concert i.e. on Wednesday 30th March. The first rehearsal for the Summer Concert will be on the following Wednesday, 6th April. Scores for the Summer concert will be distributed so please remember to bring the usual score hire fee of £5.00 with you.
The rehearsal on Wednesday 9th March (Ash Wednesday) will take place at Ewesley Road Methodist Church, Chester Road, Sunderland starting at the usual time of 7.30 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there.
The first rehearsal of the New Year will be on Wednesday 12th January 2011 – as usual at 7.30 p.m. in Sunderland Minster. As this is the evening when scores will be distributed please try and attend in good time before 7.30 so that the rehearsal can start promptly.
Thank you to everyone who braved the winter conditions to attend the rehearsal on Wednesday. Having proved your determination to see the concert take place, the usual arrangements still apply for Friday and Saturday afternoon to put up the stage and complete our preparation for the concert.
In the event of any further hurdles appearing then any change will be posted here.
For your diary – A Dinner is being organised for Society members, patrons and friends on Friday May 20th 2011 at The Place, Athenaeum Street, Sunderland. Full details will be available in the New Year, how you can book your place etc but you might like to put the date in your new diary now!