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Rehearsals and Events

News

2019 – 20 Season Dates and venues for our 2019/20 Season concerts are now confirmed:

Saturday 19th October 2019

Little Organ Mass Haydn, Requiem Fauré in the Ely Cathedral Octagon.

Saturday 14th December 2019

‘Christmas Celebrations’, St Mary’s Church, Ely.

Saturday 4th April 2020

African Sanctus Fanshawe in the Ely Cathedral Nave.

Sunday 12th July 2020

‘A Summer Serenade’ at Hayward Theatre, King’s Ely.

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Rehearsals (see schedule below)

Rehearsals are held on Monday each week between 7.30pm and 9.30pm in St. John’s School, Ely.

Once a month there is a social group serving a variety of teas and coffees, as well as delicious home made cakes, in the staffroom at school. Members are welcome any time from 18:45 until the start of the rehearsal to join us to chat over tea/coffee and a cake – the drink and the cake are optional as long as you fancy a chat! Dates of these groups are listed in the rehearsal schedule to the right.

Some of the members also meet informally after practice and share a drink (and an optional sandwich) at the Prince Albert pub on Silver Street. Anyone from the Society is welcome to join that group as and when they can, no regular commitment is required.

There is also a rehearsal on the morning or afternoon on the day of each concert, again listed on the rehearsal schedule. Attendance on the day of the concert rehearsal with the orchestra is obligatory.

To ensure the highest quality of performance members should try to attend all rehearsals. For unavoidable absences you should inform a member of the committee of your absence. Members who have not attended sufficient rehearsals will not be permitted to sing in the concerts; anyone with any concerns over their ability to sing a specific concert based on attendance should speak to the conductor Andrew Parnell.

DECEMBER 2019

Monday 2ndChristmas Celebrations’

‘Coffee and Cake’ – 6:45 pm

Monday 9thChristmas Celebrations’

Rehearsal in St. Mary’s Church 7:30 pm

Saturday 14th – ‘Christmas Celebrations’ Concert Day, St. Mary’s Church

Rehearsal 10 am to 12:30 pm

Concert 7:00 pm

Monday 16th – Christmas Party at Ely Golf Club – 7:00 for 7:30 pm

JANUARY 2020

January 6th 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

‘Coffee and Cake’- 6:45 pm

January 13th 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

January 20th 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

January 27th 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

FEBRUARY 2020

February 3rd 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

‘Coffee and Cake’- 6:45 pm

February 10th 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

February 17th 2020 – Half-term, no rehearsal

Quiz Night St Mary’s Church Hall – 7:30 pm

February 24th 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

March 2nd 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

‘Coffee and Cake’- 6:45 pm

March 9th 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

March 16th 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

March 23rd 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

March 30th 2020 – ‘African Sanctus’

Saturday 2nd – ‘African Sanctus’ Concert Day, Ely Cathedral

Rehearsal 1 pm to 16:00 pm

Concert 7:30 pm

Monday 6th – Easter Holiday – no rehearsal

Monday 13th – Easter Holiday – no rehearsal

Monday 20th – ‘A Summer Serenade’