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Market Rasen & District Choral Society
(Registered Charity No:103727)

About the Society
Management Committee
Past Performances
Future Events

 



Rehearsals are on Tuesdays at 7.30pm at Market Rasen Primary School
Please contact the Secretary, Angela Davis,
Tel. 01673 842403
Em
ails: mrchoralsoc@aol.com or contraltoangela@gmail.com
or simply turn up at the next rehearsal.

FUTURE EVENTS:

Twenty Ninth Season

Sunday December 18th 2016
2.00p.m.
in
De Aston School Hal
l
Christmas Wassail
with pupils from
Market Rasen
and
Nettleton Church of England
Primary Schools

Saturday May 13th 2017 7.00p.m.
in

De Aston Sports Hall,
Market Rasen.

LN8 3DY

Saturday May 20th 2017 7.00p.m.
in
St George's Academy, Westgate, Sleaford
NG34 7PP.

Joint performances with
Sleaford Choral Society
of
‘Elijah'
by
Felix Mendelssohn

About the Society
by Midge Thomas

Our aim is to welcome new members from the growing communities in and around Market Rasen to come and sing with us and to encourage more people to listen by coming to our concerts.

The choir is open to all comers and you do not need to audition.

We are keen to share our enthusiasm with others - making music with people is a most uplifting and exciting experience - so we would encourage you to give it a try.

The choir's existence is due to the enthusiasm and energy of its founder and conductor Thea Hogg who retired at the end of our 20th season in May 2008.

Our present conductor is Jeff Blewett and we have recently appointed our rehearsal accompanist, Emma Radwell, as our assistant conductor..

The choir performs two concerts every year and is regularly involved with the Market Rasen Rotary Club for its Christmas Carol Concert. Our Spring concert usually involves an orchestra and professional soloists. Local musicians are regularly involved in the orchestra offering exciting opportunities to players and singers alike. .

Our Christmas Concert this year will be a Wassail in De Aston School Hall. We hope to make this a really social occasion, with lots of favourite carols, some entertaining items and festive food and drink. We will be joined by pupils from Market Rasen and Nettleton Church of England Primary Schools .

Our main project this season will be two performances of Elijah with Sleaford Choral Society. These will be on Saturday 13th May in De Aston Sports Hall and Saturday 20th May in Sleaford Methodist Church. Rowland Lee will conduct both concerts which will be accompanied by Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. The main soloists will be Deborah Norman (Soprano) and Guy Harbottle (Bass).

If all this appeals to you then please come along and try us out.

Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 7 30pm to 9 30pm at the Primary School, Mill Road, Market Rasen during term-time from September to May. We start on Tuesday 8th September.

Our annual subscription for adults is £75.00. Just 7.50 per term for students. . For further information please feel able to contact any of the Committee members listed below or come along to our rehearsals and meet us

Non-singing supporters of the choir are invited to consider becoming Friends of the Society for just £30 pa. This entitles them to free seats for all our concerts, priority booking for friends and family, the satisfaction of supporting a successful and progressive local Society, and involvement in the Society.

Management Committee

The committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting held in October and members meet 3 or 4 times a year to organise the programme and concerts.

Chairman
Geoff Goddard

E-mails: mrchoralsoc@aol.com
              gcg@sunny-side.ws
Vice-Chairman John Alexander  
Secretary Angela Davis 01673 842403 E-mails:  mrchoralsoc@aol.com
             contraltoangela@gmail.com
Treasurer Iris Rowbotham  
Grants Co-ordinator Sue Jefferson  
Trustee Anne Clark  
Librarian Julia Cullen  
Soprano Rep Jane Lloyd  
Alto Rep Judith Mackay  
Tenor Rep Clive Ross  
Bass rep John Alexander  
Marketing / Publicity Pam Weaver

 

     

Past Performances Include:

1987 First concert on 16th December was of "Christmas Music"
1988 Fauré's "Requiem"
1989 Handel's "Acis and Galatea" and Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas"
1990 Britten's "St Nicolas" and
Flanders and Horovitz's "Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo"
1991 Mozart's "Requiem" and Monteverdi's "Beatus Vir
1992 Orff's "Carmina Burana" and Llewellyn's "Lincolnshire Voices"
1993 Bach's "Magnificat" and Handel's "Messiah" Parts 2 & 3
1994 Verdi's "Requiem" with the Grimsby Bach Choir
1995 Haydn's "Stabat Mater" and Pergolesi's "Magnificat"
1996 Vivaldi's "Gloria", Walton's "Façade" and
Carter's "Musick's Jubilee"
1997 10th anniversary - Mozart's and Fauré's "Requiems" and Monteverdi's "Beatus Vir"
1998 Handel's "Israel in Egypt" with Grimsby Bach Choir
1999 Puccini's "Messa di Gloria" and Rutter's "Requiem"
2000 Haydn's "The Seasons" with combined Grimsby choirs
Bach's Cantata "Wachet Auf" and Handel's "Messiah" Part 1
2002 "Songs of the Sea" including
Tony Hewitt-Jones' "Seven Sea Poems"
2002 Rossini's "Petite Messe Solenelle"
2003 Haydn's "The Creation"
2003 'CHORAL FAVOURITES' everything from Opera to the Beatles !
2004 An evening of American Music
'Hiawatha's Wedding Feast' by Coleridge Taylor
'Feel the Spirit' (a new work by Rutter based on Negro Spirituals)
and 'Four American Folk Hymns'
2004 "Something Old, Something New" With Market Rasen RPC Band
2005

Handel's Acis and Galatea and Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

2005 'MORE CHORAL FAVOURITES'

2006

Mendelssohn's "Elijah" with Gainsborough Choral Society

2006 Handel's "Messiah"
2007 Brahms "A German Requiem" with the Grimsby Bach Choir
2007 Christmas Music
2007 Rotary Club Carols
2008 Fauré Requiem and Mozart Requiem
2008 "A Night at the Opera"
2008 Rotary Club Carols
2009 Haydn 'Nelson Mass', Monteverdi 'Beatus Vir' and Vivaldi 'Gloria'
2009 "Great Christmas Choruses" with guest soloists
2009 Rotary Club Carols
2010 Vaughan Williams' "A Sea Symphony"
Stanford's "Songs of the Fleet"
2011 Stainer's "Crucifixion"
2011 Rossini's "Petite Messe Solenelle"
2012 An Evening of American Music
2012

Gladwin - 'Fantasia Lindum '
Rowland Lee - 'REQUIEM'
Delius - 'Brigg Fair' arr. Rowland Lee

2013 Our 25th Anniversary Celebration Concert
Mendelssohn, Handel, Andrew Carter, Elgar, Sargent, Parry & Britten
2013 Christmas Music
2014 Haydn's "The Creation"
2014 The Manchester Carols
Words by: Carol Ann Duffy Music by: Sasha Johnson Manning
2015 Zimbe! by Alexander L'Estrange conducted by the composer.
2015 Handel: 'Ode for St Cecilia'
Ralph Vaughan Williams: 'Serenade to Music'
and
Michael Hurd: 'A Song for St Cecilia'
2016 'Requiem' by John Rutter
'Messa di Gloria' by Giacomo Puccini
 

 

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