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VIGO SINGERS MEMBERS' DIARY
2nd January, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: First rehearsal of the Spring term at Stansted Village Hall 8.30pm tea & social
9th January, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
16th January, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
23rd January, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
30th January, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
6th February, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall 8.30pm tea & social
13th February, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Extra rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall (nb half-term)
20th February, 2024 7pm-9.00pm: Extended rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
27th February, 2024 7pm-9.00pm: Extended rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
5th March, 2024 7pm-9.00pm: Extended rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall 9.00pm tea & social
12th March, 2024 7pm-9.00pm: Final rehearsal slot of the Spring term. Venue Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Long Mill lane, St.Mary's Platt, TN15 8NE    (Where is it?)
Saturday 16th March 2024 Easter Concert 7.30pm
venue Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Long Mill lane, St.Mary's Platt, TN15 8NE    (Where is it?)
VIGO SINGERS MEMBERS' DIARY - FUTURE KEY DATES
16th April, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: First rehearsal of the Summer term at Stansted Village Hall
28th May, 2024 NO scheduled Rehearsal (half-term)
15th June, 2024 Anna & Simon's wedding. Time t.b.a.
All Saints, Church Green, Upper Street, Hollingbourne, MAIDSTONE, ME17 1HW    (Where is it?)
2nd July, 2024 Final rehearsal slot of the Summer term. Details to be determined
Saturday 6th July 2024 Summer Concert venue St John The Baptist Church, Meopham, DA13 0AA    (Where is it?)
3rd September, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: First rehearsal of the Autumn term at Stansted Village Hall
29th October, 2024 NO scheduled Rehearsal (half-term)
3rd December, 2024 Final rehearsal slot of the Autumn term. Details to be determined
Saturday 7th December 2024 Christmas Concert 4.00pm
venue St. Margaret Church Addington Kent ME19 5BL    (Where is it?)




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NOTICE 1 - Next Concerts

Easter 2024 Concert Programme:

Va, Pensiero from Nabucco Guiseppe Verdi
Stabat Mater Giovanni Pergolesi
Medley from Les Misérables
The Nuns Chorus from Casanova Johann Strauss
Only you
I Will Follow Him from Sister Act
Lift Thine Eyes from Elija Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
The Prayer with Lead Us Lord Carole Sager and David Foster
Gloria Patri Franz Shubert
Laudate Dominum W. A. Mozart

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NOTICE 2 - 2024 Summer Tour

Vigo Singers Tour 2024 Here is a summary of our plans:

Tour to Norwich Thursday 30th May to Sunday 2nd June.

Travelling by coach from Vigo Village (Roseway Coaches, as used for our trip to Chelsea in December 2023.) Time to be confirmed. Cost £70 return pp including possible tip. (The coach and driver will not be staying with us.) Most people have paid a deposit of £24 so this can be deducted. Stopping on the way at Anglesey Abbey House and Gardens CB25 9EJ. This is a National Trust property, page 217 in the 2024 handbook. Free entry to members (so remember to take your membership card.)

Staying in the Premier Inn, Duke Street, Norwich NR3 3AP. This is centrally located in the city. Rooms are booked on a bed and breakfast basis. Cost £315 per room for the 3 nights. If you are sharing a room this cost is split between you i.e. £157.50 each. Our programme is flexible but we have a concert booking at St Stephen’s church, Rampant Horse Street, NR2 1QP. The concert is at 6.30 on Saturday 1st June. It is a short walk (about 12 minutes) from our hotel. At present we are lacking a choir to join us so it may be just us! And we do need to think about pre tour publicity at a distance. Ideas welcome.

On Friday evening we plan to book a meal at Bella Italia restaurant, also very close to the church. Other plans include exploring the city on foot – castle, cathedral(s), market, and possibly an informal lunchtime recital although we are still investigating venues for that. Go to www.visitnorwich.co.uk to find out more about “the city of stories.”

We return home on Sunday, departure time to be advised. (Hotel check out time 12 noon.) We shall stop on the way back at Audley End House and Gardens, CB11 4JF. This is an English Heritage property, page 138 in that handbook. Free entry to members. Arrive back in Vigo early evening, exact time to be confirmed.



Payment

Full payment should be made to the Vigo Singers account by 1st April 2024 as both the hotel and the coach company require payment in advance. This is Easter Bank holiday Monday. Please do not pay cash. BACS is much easier for our overworked treasurer.

Account details: Vigo Singers Account number 10260088 Sort code 20 25 42

The cost depends on your stated requirements:

Shared room: £157.50 hotel + £70 coach less £24 deposit paid = £203.50
Sole use of room £315 + £70 less £24 deposit = £361
Please, please DO NOT MAKE ANY TOUR PAYMENTS UNTIL AFTER OUR SPRING CONCERT (16TH MARCH) as it makes things even more complicated for our treasurer with ticket money coming in.
Reference your payment: Tour 2024.

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NOTICE 3

Gallery

Some of our singers with John having their scores signed by Howard Goodall during a workshop on Howard's Requiem, Eternal Light held on 14th October 2023 by East Malling Singers at the Church of St James the Great, East Malling.


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NOTICE 4

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