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A Date for your Diary

Wednesday the 4th September 2024 is the date you need in your diary to ensure that you are with us for the first rehearsal of the new season.

Please try and be at the Minster a little earlier so that scores can be organised ready for a prompt rehearsal start. The necessary AGM will take place a little later in the evening after some singing. If you have your own copy of a Watkins Shaw edition of Messiah it would be very helpful if you could bring that with you.

Papers for the AGM will be circulated nearer the time but until then we hope that you enjoy your summer.

Come & Sing 18th May 2024

Working hard in rehearsal

You will no doubt have noticed that during our Friday rehearsal there were photographs being taken. The photographer was Dave Foster – not unrelated to some members of the choir – who is much better known for his Fashion and Lifestyle work (see more at but very kindly added our choir to his portfolio. As you can see David Murray was also wondering what was going on.

Fire Station Rehearsal Images

Unfortunately we are not able to provide an image of the actual performance but here are some from the rehearsal.

Annual General Meeting & Restart 2023

The Annual General Meeting of the Society – and the first rehearsal of our 75th Season – will take place on Wednesday 6th September 2023, starting at 7.30 p.m. in Sunderland Minster. Please attend promptly so that new scores can be organised.

The Agenda, previous minutes and annual accounts are available to read/download below to enable you to consider them before the meeting.

Break in rehearsals

There will no rehearsals on the following dates :

Wednesday 22nd March

Wednesday 29th March

Wednesday 5th April

Wednesday 12th April

Hope that you enjoy Easter and look forward to seeing everyone on our return on Wednesday 19th April 2023. It would be very helpful if you arrive a little early on the 19th to enable scores for the new work to be distributed.

Publicity for March 18th concert

If you need any more publicity for our next concert then please find below copies of the A5 Flyer and both sides of the postcard.

Medium / long term plan – Draft

The attached pdf file is a draft document produced after discussions within the Committee and is now being shared for everyone in the Society to have the opportunity to make comments or suggest additions. Four weeks are available for you to pass your comments either directly to Mike Foster or to your Section Rep to share with the Committee. After that time the Committee will finalise the plan taking into account all of your comments.

Christmas Tree Festival

Our contribution to the Christmas Tree Festival at the Minster is now in place. Thanks to David Cooke for providing the tree and to Linda Savage for providing the themed decorations. The Festival runs from today until Monday morning as per the details already provided in the circulation of their poster. If you do attend and see anyone hovering around our tree then please encourage them to take one of our publicity leaflets about membership and concerts.

Happy New Year – Restart

We look forward to seeing you at the first rehearsal of the new year which will be on Wednesday 11th January 2023 at 7.30 p.m. in the Minster.

Please try to be there a little earlier than usual to allow for the distribution of scores and a prompt start to rehearsing the new works.