VoiceWorx - Action Group News A few notes and updates for you 4th October 2021 Present: Alan, Barbara, Heather, Paul, Linda, plus Ceri Neil, & David Apols: Gavin, Caitlin
How’s it going so far this Autumn?
Home page and other pages have been updated and further updates will follow. AB/PS/BW aiming to keep it up to date.
Songs AB has done songs with backing tracks, music sheets and also lyric sheets now being added. All agreed this is really good to have as we work on new songs.
Sectionals – very well received – 7 sopranos 9 altos 9 T&B – all agreed a worthwhile session – further sessions may be added Rehearsals – wonderful to be back together! Alan is happy to continue “solo”. Sue won’t be coming this term – we wish her all the best, but understand that her family needs her this term. REMINDER Covid precautions still important – doors and windows need to be open – please test before attending – don’t come if ill or been in contact with others who are – masks optional but encouraged if in very close contact for example. Remember to bring own chairs – All agreed this works well, and keen to continue so that we don’t have to wipe hall chairs down! BRING YOUR WOOLLIES & A DRINK!
How are the finances looking?
Heather gave a brief update – looking good as always at the start of term.
71 on the register
Some new, some pre pandemic coming back, 7 registered, not yet appeared.
Main costs Music Director and music, hall, insurance and prof indemnity, website, plus sundries.
Marie Curie donations over £900 – aiming to get past £1k with a final push on 4th December.
Plans, arrangements and jobs needing doing for 4th Dec and 11th December
Discussion centred around publicity and advertising, flyers, social media, tickets – who does what from design to selling tickets. 4th Dec – “The CHARITY BIG NIGHT OUT”
Poster coming soon - - get it in your diary and invite friends and family.
ALL are welcome – this really will be a BIG NIGHT OUT!
We will be asking for help nearer the time to set the hall and stage up – and take it down!
Meantime – get spreading the word – tickets coming soon! A charity event for all the family raising funds for Marie Curie with Framed, Marram Grass and The Dilly Boys – food and bar!
11th Dec – Our Spectacular Christmas Concert!
11th Dec: VoiceWorx, Bel Canto and Cullompton Community Choir
Watch this space for a poster and details.
Morning rehearsal 10am. Doors at 6.30. Concert at 7pm.
We would welcome volunteers for 4th and 11th Dec to help as follows: On the day:
Setting up stage and seating
Staging and PA
Gavin doing the bar ✔️
On the night: if you’re not performing perhaps you could help out here? Or maybe persuade someone?!
Front of House
Selling a raffle programme
Providing raffle Bottle prizes
Organising the draw – for collection on exit!
In advance – All of you can help here please
Sharing on social Media
Other events and dates for the diary
1st Nov: True Colours – recording at rehearsal in hall for Marie Curie video
VoiceWorx have been invited by Marie Curie to video a song for their annual Christmas service/presentation which is put together into a 30 minute video. It will be put into the South West version but may find its’ way into the national one. We are planning to record “True Colours”. Please rememberto come dressed in… Blue shirts, BBlack bottoms andBlack shoeswith Yellow Daffodils
27th Nov:- Carols in Uffculme switching on the lights – with Maria
Carols around the Pubs for anyone who wants to join in.
Two Sunday evening rehearsals. Sun 5th Dec 7pm. Sun 12th Dec 7pm. Come and learn a few harmonies and descants!
Singing carols on these nights. Come to what you can!
Weds 15th Dec: Halfway House (Willand) and Merry Harriers (Westcott)