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Message from Peter Davis (9 December 2018)


Huge thanks and congratulations to all OCS members who participated in the excellent performance of “The Armed Man” on Sunday 9 December. I was delighted with the whole concert, from the excellent instrumental solos that preceded the choir, to the passion and musical commitment that the whole choir brought to the Jenkins. It clearly had a huge impact on our audience – and how lovely to end the term with a standing ovation! Thank you so much for all your hard work, and I would like to reiterate my sincere thanks to Harry, Liz and Sarah for their weekly dedication to the Choral Society. I know that Harry has made a really positive start with the choir as chorus master this term, and that he is looking forward to conducting next term’s concert with you.


Our next performance is on Sunday 24 March, and you will find full details of the repertoire on the Next Concert page of the website, as well as rehearsal dates on the Rehearsals page.


Please could I remind you to order copies of the choral works in advance (preferably from our local bookshop, Walker of Oakham) in the correct editions:


Vivaldi Magnificat, RV 610 [Carus ISMN M-007-05720-6]

J S Bach Mass in F major, BWV 233 [Bärenreiter ISMN 979-0-006-46642-9]


Subscriptions for next term remain unchanged: £35, or £55 for couples. Please could I urge you to bring your subscription with you to the first rehearsal in January? Cheques should be made payable to Oakham Choral Society, and please write your name and contact details on the envelope. Please note that we are no longer able to accept cheques for subscriptions or tickets made payable to Oakham School.


I would like to take this opportunity remind you all of the importance of our shared role in keeping the Choral Society viable, both in terms of numbers of singers and numbers of patrons attending our concerts. Anything you can do to help recruit more singing members and/or concertgoers for next term would be much appreciated.


We look forward to seeing you at the first rehearsal of next term on Tuesday 8 January 2019.


Very best wishes,