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16th April, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: First rehearsal of the Summer term at Stansted Village Hall
23rd April, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
30th April, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
7th May, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall 9.00pm tea & social
14th May, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
21st May, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
30th May - 2nd June, 2024 Summer Tour to Norwich further details on notice board
28th May, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Extra Rehearsal (half-term) at Stansted Village Hall
4th June, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall 9.00pm tea & social
11th June, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
15th June, 2024 Anna & Simon's wedding. Time t.b.a.
All Saints, Church Green, Upper Street, Hollingbourne, MAIDSTONE, ME17 1HW    (Where is it?)
18th June, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
25th June, 2024 7pm-8.30pm: Normal rehearsal at Stansted Village Hall
2nd July, 2024 Final rehearsal slot of the Summer term. Details to be determined
Saturday 6th July 2024 Summer Concert 7.30pm venue St John The Baptist Church, Meopham, DA13 0AA    (Where is it?)
VIGO SINGERS MEMBERS' DIARY - FUTURE KEY DATES
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

Summer 2024 Concert Programme:

A la rurru nino (Two Spanish Traditional Songs)
Gloria Patri (from last term)
Hail Holy Queen (new copy)
I Lift My Eyes - Bob Chilcott
It's a Grand Night for Singing
I Will Follow Him (from last term)
Lift Thine Eyes (from last term)
O Love - Elaine Hagenberg
Only You (from last term - own print out but sung from memory)
Skyfall
Some Enchanted Evening
The Storm is Passing Over (new copy)
Trains and Boats and Planes (own print out
What Was I Made For? (new 'proper' copy - as a digital download)
When You Believe
Wishin' and Hopin' - own print out

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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.

Thursday, May 30th. Travelling by coach from Vigo Village School, Erskine Road, Vigo Village, Nr Meopham, Kent, DA13 0RL (Roseway Coaches, as used for our trip to Chelsea in December 2023.) The coach and driver will not be staying with us. Leave Vigo School at 10a.m. 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.)

Check into the Premier Inn, Duke Street, Norwich NR3 3AP from three p.m. depending upon journey time . This is centrally located in the city. Rooms are booked on a bed and breakfast basis. Evening meal at hotel

Friday, May 31st breakfast 8.30am tbc . Walking tour 10.30/10.45/11.00 leaders Linda, Jane S and Judy. Tour 1 3/4 hour, start from Old Forum finish at Cathedral at 12.15. 12.30 and 12.45. Sign up on day for groups. Cathedral tour 3pm duration: one hour . Evening meal at Bella Italia, 3 Red Lion Street , Norwich, NR1 3QF. 6.30pm

Saturday, June 1st early breakfast from 8am as need to be at Bishy Barney boatyard, Yarmouth Rd, Norwich NR7 0HE for 10am. Transport arrangements to boats tbc (coach, taxi or walk) 2 hours duration, finish at 12.00 noon. Lunch booked at Rivergarden Waterside pub & Kitchen, 36 Yarmouth Road Norwich NR7 0EQ, 2 mins from boatyard. Marion S is organising coach to and from hotel. Anyone wishing to take a taxi must make their own arrangements (Taxi information at hotel desk).

Concert at St. Stephen's church Rampant Horse Street, NR2 1QP approx.12-15mins from hotel on foot. 4pm rehearsal, concert 6.30p.m. Sandwiches and drink in church after concert will be provided through M&S (next door) pre-order.

Sunday, June 2nd depart check out before 12.00 noon and on coach ready to start journey sharp at 12.00.

Visit to Audley End House and Gardens, CB11 4JF. This is an English Heritage property, page 138 in that handbook. Free entry to members (so remember to take your membership card.) Arrive back in Vigo early evening, exact time to be confirmed.

Payment

Payment has now been made to the Vigo Singers account to be passed to the hotel, coach company and other activities. Please contact Nicky if there are any problems re finance. Nicky has prepared and circulated individual costings. Details of what you owe have been sent

You can find the Vigo Singers Account details on the Members' private area page

Reference your payment: Tour 2024.

The cost depends on your stated requirements:

Most people have paid a deposit of £24 so this can be deducted.

Shared room: £157.50 hotel + £70 coach less £24 deposit paid = £203.50
Sole use of room £315 + £70 less £24 deposit = £361
Extras:
Walking tour: £12.50pp, Cathedral tour: £5pp, Boat trip £7pp, Rivergarden Waterside pub: £24 (including tip)
Hotel meals (breakfast included) evening 30th: £tbc supper 1st June: £tbc
Bella Italia meal 2 courses: £17.95 3 courses £20.95
Anglesey Abbey House and Gardens entry £tbc
Audley End House and Gardens £tbc

Organising committee:
Suzanna: hotel and meal arrangements at hotel.
Nicky: financial management.
Anne Wright: transport to and from Norwich visits on the way and Bella Italia.
Judy: Boats lunch at Rivergarden Waterside pub & Kitchen.
Chris: Concert on the day arrangements and staging.
Linda: Walking tour, cathedral tour and pre-concert arrangements including publicity.
Sue C: poster and leaflets plus A4 programme
Marion: transport from Rivergarden Waterside pub & Kitchen
Jane S: cathedral tour and support to church arrangements.
Jane H: safety forms

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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.

Vigo singers (alto and soprano-2) with MD John Hayden at the Easter Concert, 2024, St Marys church, Platt.


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