Eddie's notes w/c 18th Sept

Dear all

What a fantastic rehearsal yesterday evening - I knew that you were concert ready before I went away but I was quite blown away by your delivery right across the board. It's going to be a stunning concert on Saturday - all down to your hard work and commitment.

Approach the concert with real confidence and enjoy - though don't get too relaxed and complacent - we need to keep focused.

'Take my hand needs' some attention with regard to words and you will each know the pieces you need to look at before Saturday.

We need to meet at Writtle Church at 18.00 to finalise seating and have a short run through to test the acoustics and balance with the organ. The church centre will be open for any wives, friends and guests who need to arrive with you - there are pubs very close by as well. I recognise that short rehearsals before a concert are a bit of a pain but they pay dividends in familiarising ourselves with the building and acoustics - particularly those choristers with solos. I'm grateful to you for your commitment to this as in all things.

Concert dress will be dinner jackets, dress trousers, white dress shirts with a turned down collar, red bow ties and handkerchiefs, black socks and shiny black shoes. Folders to be used with Sloop Johnn B - only!

The programme for the October Concert is:

Rhythm of Life

Guardian Angel

Amor Ti Vieta

I Dreamed a Dream

Sloop John B

O Isis and Osiris

The Impossible Dream

1st World War Medley

Joint items - Bui Doi and American Trilogy

Next week please bring the bundle of Christmas music - we shall make a start of some of it. Have a look at Hallelujah Chorus please if you can.

Looking forward to Saturday and yet another fantastic performance.

Best wishes

Eddie