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Thursday 16th May 2019

Next rehearsals

Sat May 18 – Epping BC
11.00am-1.30pm          Warm up – Pomp & Piety

Sat May 18 – Epping BC
3 pm          Concert – Pomp & Piety

View the full rehearsal calendar at MUS Website

If you cannot attend rehearsal, please notify Frances at rolls@mus.org.au

A note about the weeks following Pomp and Piety

•    On Monday 20th May we will be focusing on our Young trip and Macquarie Hospital repertoire. The rehearsal will be at Epping Baptist Church at 7.00pm followed by socialising at Epping Club.
•    There will be no rehearsals on Mondays 3 June or 10 June.
•    The Macquarie Hospital gig is on Tuesday 4th June (see below).

Pomp and Piety Saturday 18 May – Rehearsal starts 11am

It was an historic moment to have Macquarie Chamber Orchestra join us in the dress rehearsal last night.  Thank you to Sarah and Sagar, MCO Concertmaster, for making this possible.  It was a joy to sing with and listen to these fine musicians.
Just a few reminders:

  • Dress: We wear formal black tops/shirts with long sleeves and long skirts or trousers. Please do not use perfumes, after-shave or hairspray.
  • Time: Please arrive before 10.30am, ready for our warm up.
  • Afternoon Tea: Please bring finger food on plates, ready to serve.
  • Music: You may like to use numbered post-its and paper clip your pages together so as to easily find each item OR make a black display folder of all the repertoire in order.

The final program is:
SCORE: G F Handel – ‘Zadok the Priest’
BOOKLET: Thomas Tallis – Third Tune from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
BOOKLET: Thomas Tallis – If Ye Love Me
LOOSE LEAF: Thomas Tallis – Eighth Tune from Archbishop Parker’s Psalter
LOOSE LEAF: Edward Elgar – Ecce Sacerdos Magnum
BOOKLET: Anton Bruckner – Locus Iste
BOOKLET: William Byrd – Ave Verum
SCORE: G F Handel – ‘My Heart Is Inditing’
BOOKLET: Moore – Irish Blessing (encore if required)

Volunteers: If you are able to come early to help with set-up, we have access from 9:30am. We will also need help after the concert with cleaning and packing up.

Volunteers: We need a few members who are not singing and/or partners and friends who can help with ushering and selling tickets and programs at the door. Please let Carmel know: treasurer@mus.org.au

Trip to Young – 25th and 26th May

If people going on the bus to Young could email their Name, mobile number and the pickup point that they will be at to  bustrip@mus.org.au  I can build a passenger list and make sure we don’t leave anyone behind.

Bus Trip: Just a reminder for those travelling on the bus that there will be four pick-up points along the route. You will probably need to drive and park, or catch a train or taxi/uber.Final details and the exact location of pick-ups will be available by next Monday 20th May and will be given in the next eNews.

The pick-up points are:
Lane Cove 6.45am, Epping station 7.00am,
Winston Hills 7.20am, and
South Wentworthville 7.45am.

Dinner and Donation to Young Charity: If you have not had a chance to do so yet, please transfer $40 per person to the account details given below by Saturday morning (Megan Dunn will be available to receive cash payments).
Macquarie Singers Inc.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
BSB 062 416
Account No. 10260392
Reference: YOUNG then your SURNAME and INITIAL
Thank you to those of you who have made extra donations towards the Young charity.

Hilltops Choir
The Hilltops Choir is an adult community choir based in Young. As its name suggest, the Choir draws its singers from the Hilltops District and beyond, including Cootamundra and Grenfell.
The Choir is under the direction of Rodney Clancy as Musical Director. Rodney travels to Young from Canberra for rehearsals and is also in charge of the Young Town Band. The choir’s accompanist is well known Harden local Stewart Bruce.
The Hilltops Choir embraces a number of different genres of music, from Mozart and Bach to such Musicals as Hairspray and favourites from popular composers. We have had large number of concerts in the past 2 years, including performing with the Sydney Male Choir. We also debuted our Easter Extravaganza concert, which has become an annual event for the Young community.
We are an un-auditioned group and while we have enjoyed a large number of members joining, we are always welcoming newcomers. If you are over 18 and think that you would like to join us, we rehearse on Monday nights during the School terms, from 7.30—9.30pm at the Young Uniting Church Hall.


Joubert Singers

Joubert Singers
Dear brother and sister choirs,
We hope you are all singing well, and that you may be interested in our next concert, on 26 May. This is some information about it:
Voices for Change: songs of empowerment, solidarity and hope from around the world
The power of singing together belongs to all humanity. Join the Joubert Singers and experience the of feeling of purposeful text combined with uplifting music in their upcoming Voices for Change concert.
Presenting music that has inspired change in diverse lands, this program reminds us of the power of music to unite people to achieve a common goal.  From Verdi to The Beatles, and songs from all around the world, you may be surprised to learn of the many ways singing has been harnessed to activate nations, communities and at its most elemental, individuals.
The Joubert Singers began in 1993 as Hunter’s Hill’s own community choir.  It has since woven itself into Hunter’s Hill’s history, commissioning and performing works about the locality and participating in its sesquicentenary celebrations.  While focusing on music by the great choral composers such as Mozart, Bach and Haydn, the choir also sings a wide variety of music from countries around the world.  The choir is fortunate to have the gifted and creative Rachelle Elliott as Artistic Director.
This concert will be held on 26 May at 2:30 pm at St Peter Chanel Church, Futuna St Woolwich. Tickets $20/$25 (available from choir members and at the door).
If you would like to attend, or find out more, contact Mark Allerton on 0402 890 799.
Enquiries: 0428 178 797

Regards,
Mark Allerton
Publicity Bod
The Joubert Singers


Macquarie Hospital Gig

Tuesday 4th June, 6.15 for 6.30pm

As we did in October last year, we will be doing another gig at Macquarie Hospital (please note – NOT Macquarie University Hospital). This event will be in addition to the usual Christmas Carols we perform there. It will follow on closely after our joint concert with Hilltops Choir in Young, so the songs will still be fresh in our minds.

For the benefit of new members, this is a worthwhile and very rewarding event to take part in, as the Hospital’s residents, as well as the staff, really appreciate the entertainment that we provide, so please join us for this special event.

To register, please email your Full Name as well as your Voice to me at the address below.
Full details will follow in the coming weeks’ eNews.
We look forward to receiving your registrations soon.

Best wishes,

Sami Kamal – samika7@iinet.net.au

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