Again, a successful year of singing is marred by sadness, as we hear of the passing away of one of our Tenors, Derek Witts. Our sympathies go out to his family and friends.
Would Melanie Vollmar, or anyone who could give us contact details for her, please contact Harriet Gill firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Earlier this Summer, we lost another of our long-serving Basses with the passing of Arthur Baston.
We sadly announce the death of John Barlow, an active member of our Bass section for many years. Funeral arrangements will be available shortly.
For WCS, the next four Tuesdays go as follows:
Tue. 22nd March: Rehearsal as normal, but expect parking in the Beacon Car Park to be scarce or non-existent, as there is apparently a Schools concert at the Beacon that evening.
Tue. 29th March, 5th April: no rehearsal.
Tue. April 12th: normal rehearsal.
The date for our Summer 2016 concert has now been fixed for Saturday 2nd July
This is to remind members that from January 5th 2016 we will be rehearsing at Wantage Methodist Church. We are grateful to the Primary School for hosting our rehearsals for the past few years, but we feel that the Methodist Church has several advantages as a venue, not least on the financial front.
We will have the option of rehearsing at school half-terms: whether we will do so this February (16th) is still to be decided (it may depend on whether we lose any rehearsals before then to weather and transport problems). Also, we will need to find an alternative venue on June 21st, when the church has already accepted a booking from another organisation.