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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Secretary: Sophy Darlow (soprano) email@example.com
Subscriptions Secretary: Sarah Goodwin (alto) firstname.lastname@example.org
Librarian: Peter Cottingham (bass) email@example.com
175 Club: Mike Hurst (tenor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrons and Friends Officer: Ros Wise (alto) email@example.com
Young Singers Scheme: Sally Scanlon (soprano) firstname.lastname@example.org
Marketing Manager: Hamish Charters (bass) email@example.com
Chairman: Andrew Moodie (tenor) firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Chairman: Rob Riley (bass) email@example.com
Musical Director: Adrian Partington firstname.lastname@example.org
Choir News Editor: Heather Kerr (soprano) email@example.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. This means it is essential that we hold the correct contact details for you.
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.
So if your contact details change, please update your information on Muzodo and contact the membership secretary.
Social Media etc.
We have a Facebook page and we are on Twitter. Please like and/or follow us on these platforms, interact with and share our content. It all helps to get the word out, and in this digital age, helps more people find out about our concerts.
You can also see some of our previous performances on YouTube:
- Walton: Coronation Te Deum
- Bruckner: Locus iste
- Bruckner: Os juste
- Henry Bishop: Home sweet home
- Lily Boulanger: Psalm 24
- Samuel Barber: Mutations from Bach
- Handel: Hallelujah chorus
- Andrew Carter: Two for the price of one
- Played by Ashley Grote at the same concert – JS Bach: Tocata and fugue in D minor
- Played by Eluned Pierce at the same concert – Alphonse Hasselmanns: La Source
If you need to claim expenses from GCS you can download the claims form here.