Communications

Notices and Noticeboard

We reserve the notices at each rehearsal only for the most important or urgent things – otherwise they would take up the whole break. So please look at the noticeboard each week; that contains lots of other news, especially posters for other societies’ concerts or singing events. And if you have such a notice yourself, feel free to put it on the noticeboard. We’re happy to advertise them there, and unless it clashes with a GCS event, there’s no need to ask permission first.

The noticeboard also carries reference material like rehearsal schedules and committee contact details.

Website

This reference material is also in the members’ area of the website.  We will also link to details of other concerts or singing events from there – email newsletter@gloucesterchoral.com if you would like something added.

Newsletter and Email

Each summer we publish a members’ newsletter, which we send by email to as many members as possible, to keep GCS’s costs down. We also use email for other notices from time to time through the year. Some people have trouble receiving these, so if you’re expecting something, please check any spam or junk folder you have in case your email software has put it in there. If you still don’t receive emails, please let Rob Riley (bass1) know – email newsletter@gloucesterchoral.com.

If you don’t have email

We recognise that some people don’t have internet access, so we never publicise something solely by email. We print named copies for the few people without email and put them on the table at rehearsals, so if you fall into this category please get into the habit of looking each week.

Contacting the Committee

Change of address: changeofaddress@gloucesterchoral.com
Membership Secretary: Sophy Darlow (soprano) membership@gloucesterchoral.com
Subscriptions Secretary: Sarah Goodwin (alto) subscriptions@gloucesterchoral.com
Librarian: Rosemary Williams (alto) librarian@gloucesterchoral.com
100 Club: Paul Collins (bass) 100club@gloucesterchoral.com
Patrons and Friends Officer: David Holmes (tenor) patronsandfriends@gloucesterchoral.com
Young Singers Scheme: Sally Scanlon (soprano) and Russell Burton youngsingers@gloucesterchoral.com
Marketing Manager: Anthea Holland (alto) antheaholland@btinternet.com
Chairman: Allen Prior (tenor) allen@prior-chelt.co.uk
Vice-Chairman: John Merrick (bass) themerricks@talktalk.net
Musical Director: Adrian Partington a.partington@gloucestercathedral.org.uk
Choir News Editor:  newsletter@gloucesterchoral.com

Emergencies: How we contact you

If a rehearsal has to be cancelled at short notice (eg because of bad weather) we will do everything we can to let you know.  In such cases, we aim to phone or email everyone individually, but unfortunately we are unlikely to be able to put an announcement on the website.  We keep a careful eye on the weather forecast and try to make an early decision, but this isn’t always possible.  And as our members come from a wide area, some may experience bad weather while others don’t, so don’t be surprised if a rehearsal is cancelled when you personally can get out easily.  A rehearsal with only half the members present is impractical; it skews the balance of the choir, and all the work has to be repeated for those who couldn’t attend.

Social Media etc.

We have a Facebook page and we are on Twitter.

You can also see some of our previous performances on YouTube:

Expense Claims

If you need to claim expenses from GCS you can download the claims form here.

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