Choir starts again on Tuesday
We are looking forward to welcoming some new members too
Dates and details for community engagement events, our concert and everything you need to know, are on the website including details for the Friday night rehearsal - times have been changed so please take a look
Please check any updates regularly
We have decided to do three community events this year in addition to the Bidford Christmas Light Switch on
These will all be after the concert and as the dates/ times are confirmed they will be posted on the website.
The Christmas Tree Festival is not taking place this year due to building work in the church but hopefully will return in 2019
Tuesday forms and fees from 7pm first rehearsal - singing starts at 7.30pm
Saturday - professional vocal coaching workshop - details on the website
First teen rehearsal 25th September 7.20pm
Children's choir first rehearsal 14th October at 4 pm, then 28th October
14/ 8/ 2018
All the planning is now done for the Winter concert and we look forward to welcoming you back on Tuesday18th September - doors open 7 pm to collect music folders, singing starts at 7.30pm
Some fabulous music is lined up
Subs remain at £37.50 to include a very special vocal coaching workshop on Saturday 22nd September
We would like all subs in before the first rehearsal, please to make the admin process slicker so we can get on with singing
Members are required to complete a Winter season membership form and return to Judith Harrison email@example.com / 3 Drayton Close Bidford on Avon B50 4QD
Subs to Louise Green please (made payable to Bidford Area Community Choir) 7 Jacksons Meadow Bidford on Avon B50 4HG or by BACS transfer
Sort code 30 98 26
Acc number 3159 4860
The concert on Saturday 1st December will start at 7 pm
All the information you need is on the website
Children's choir will start back at a later date and teen dates will be posted asap
An adult / teen membership form is attached
Please indicate on the form if you would like to attend the workshop
Attendees must have paid and completed a form prior to the first rehearsal
Thank you to everyone who supported our concert - it was a tremendous success
The Barn, as always did an amazing job for us.
A massive thank you to everyone who helped with the myriad of tasks involved.
Putting on a concert like this is a huge undertaking and we are very grateful.
The flowers were simply stunning.
Pete has sent me a copy of the group photo (attached) - others will appear on our website over the next few weeks.and on our facebook page
John also made a professional video for us and details about how to purchase one will be sent out to you when the editing etc has been completed.
All the dates going forward are also on the website.
Have a wonderful summer break
Choir starts again in September
Many congratulations to Gill
She has been awarded the MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list
Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Barton Riverside Revelry today - a lovely, friendly afternoon had to all and some fantastic singing - well done men - you were incredible
Health and Safety at The Barn on Friday and Saturday
Graham is in charge of the stage area and will be briefing his team. He has asked me to share this with you all
- AUTHORITY. Whilst on site at the Barn Steve King is the Supervising Authority and we must all accept his instruction. (after all it is he who the police shall investigate in the event of an accident).
- CAREFULNESS. Our stage has been designed and built with great care. It is a temporary structure and like all stage sets it demands of its users care on their part so:
- Don’t move your chairs around
- Don’t lean against the safety rails – they are there to prevent you falling and not for your comfort.
- Take care where you step, especially when moving from one level to the next.
- SAFETY AT WORK. Following the Concert, the Stage Team will be doing some things that carry risk to the untrained or unwary. Please all move away from the stage area after the concert and as politely as possible encourage others to do the same
Graham is leading this massive and tiring venture
Access can be arranged after 3 pm on the Thursday
The drum kit will be removed this year and the staging can go further back on a tarpaulin.
This is to allow a wider auditorium as some space has been lost due to changes in the flooring configuration.
Please, could people stay and help at the end as it has to be dismantled and the floor returned to normal for the service the next day.
Please do not drag the metal along - again this is to protect the floor.
Please make yourself known to Graham if you can help
The Barn asks please, that the table is placed at the edge of the carpet in the middle on the Friday night and all ticket ripping etc be done in the Pod so as not to distract the audience. The tables will form a natural barrier encouraging people to stand on the hard floor areas.
Prizes will be collected on the way out as before.
Richard Warner and Baden Green will be organising
Adults and teens will congregate in the room at the back. This will be locked during the concert and opened for us at the interval.
Choir members refreshments will be in here due to lack of space.
Children will meet in The Pod - this is behind the kitchen. A stair gate is in place for safety purposes.Parents can take children out to this area during the concert if they need a space to escape to. It will not be locked so please do not leave any valuables in here. Children must be supervised by parents at all times. They must not be left in this room unattended.
Photos and video will be taken for promotional purposes and valuables are at owners own risk.
First aiders will be on hand but let's try not to press them into service
Our choir First aiders are listed on the website - please take a moment to find out who they are!
The Barn also will have 3 first aiders present and their own kit behind the bar area as well as our own kit
Friday night rehearsals.
In order to get the mics set up etc please arrive on time
5.30pm - 6.30pm children
6.00pm Teens to join children in Sing then practice until 7pm
7pm main choir
There will be no Saturday afternoon rehearsal but children are asked to arrive no later than 6.45pm on the Saturday to warm up in The Pod
Adult helpers please also arrive no later than 6.30pm to be briefed by Louise re money etc and by Sue re Patrons
You will notice that some songs will be introduced and sung as a pair
You will be told when to sit and stand etc
This is to move things along a bit faster
Please be aware that when you walk on you are to remain standing at the beginning - two songs will be sung and then Jenny will welcome the audience
Children will sit with their parents when not on stage - parenst please save them a seat to return to
Jenny Bowskill is our Master of Ceremonies
Choir clothing and music
Ladies will wear a yellow scarf - this will be handed out at the concert in the gathering room
Bow ties for men will also be provided
Please hand these back on the way out
Music will also be collected back in on the way out
Outfits for the concert
Children can choose what they want to wear - something summery is idealThere will an extra rehearsal to sort out positioning on stage etc on Friday 29th June - children will sing at 5.30pm. This will be for approximately an hour.On concert day, children should arrive no later than 6.30pm for a warm up in The Pod just before the concert.
During the concert, children are the responsibility of their parents and will return to sit with parents or a nominated adult arranged by parents after their singing is over. They will sit with parents until it is their turn to sing and will then come up to the front to join Lilya.They are very welcome to stay until the end but can leave at the interval if they wish. Some of the little ones do get very tired. The Pod will remain open as a retreat / play area for any children attending - an adult must be with the child at all times.All medals etc will be given out before the interval.
A professional video is made of the concert and will be on sale for approximately £2.50.Photos will be taken.
Please check the website for last minute changes etc
Concert Tickets are available on the door - £7.50 each including refreshments - under 16's free.11/06/2018
Barton Riverside Revelry on Saturday - please assemble at 1 30 pm and bring music folders
Wear what you wish
Sunday 17th June 4 - 5.30pm
Sunday 24th June - 4- 5.30pm Friday 29th June Children's run through and stage positions 5.30pm Saturday 30th June warm up 6.30 pm in The Pod
Teens - 19th June and 26th June 7 20 pm
Please find Sing attached for harmony - teens to print and bring to next rehearsal
Winter Concert 1st December
Workshop day - 22nd September - please note change of date
No children's choir - 10.6.2018.