WAIHEKE CHORAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2004
I hope every thing is well with all of you and that you are well and rested after the
rigours of Christmas and the school holidays. It is nice to get the shops and roads back to
ourselves again. Although the business people need the tourist dollar, it is a relief to go to
the supermarket and not find the shelves scalped, not to queue for petrol,and to forget that
extra pair of eyes at the back of your head, watching for holiday makers on foot or in
their urban tanks thinking that they are invincible. Seen on a bumper,”If it’s the tourist
season, why can’t we shoot them.”, Nuff said.
Well down to the business part of this letter.
Choir restarts on February 10th at Palm Beach Hall at 7pm. This will be a meet and greet
evening welcoming old and new members. Christine Jarman will outline the art of
auditioning and what will be expected of you. The show this year will be Orpheus in
Britomart and will be performed in June. It is based on Orpheus in the Underworld, and
has been updated and given a definite Waiheke flavour. A list of singing parts will be
available on Tuesday night and you will be able to book an audition time then. To all new
members who might be put off by the above sentence, you do NOT have to audition for
the choir only for the show.and you are very welcome at both.
Owing to massive rent increases for City owned halls,we have to find a new home. [as do
many other groups] We have booked Palm Beach Hall for the next three weeks while we
negotiate the best option.Because of the rent increase we will have to raise the subs
slightly to be confirmed at the A.G.M.
The AGM will be on March 16th date to be confirmed and venue to be advised. It will be
Advertised in all three Waiheke newspapers. Now please have a thought about being on
the committee. Nomination forms will be available and please, please ask the person you
are nominating if they are willing.
Accappella has started at the Presbyterian church for Evensong on Feb29th at 5pm
Alan Knight is hoping to organise a Waiheke version of Last night at the Proms Brush
up on your Land of hope and glory, and Doreen Burns has asked us to do a charity concert
to raise funds for Morra hall. These are only possibles and as you can see the year is
getting crowded already.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE.
A laptop which was loaned to the choir for Trial by Jury is on the missing list. If you have
been looking after it or know where it is, please let Wendy Croucher know ph 3355.
ASAP If it cannot be found we are liable for the cost, but hopefully . it is tucked away
somewhere and we can return it.
Orpheus in Britomart
Brenda has translated the original from the French and has been very busy updating it.
Christine Jarman has been appointed Director and Richard is the Musical Director A
rehearsal schedule is being prepared also a synopsis, so we will know what it is all about
There are lots of parts and it will be open to people outside the choir There are many
jobs to be done behind the scenes It will be a wonderful show and every little nut and bolt
is important for its success. Your input is very important
February 10th choir restarts Palm Beach Hall 7pm
February 29th Accappella Evensong, Presbyterian church
March 16th AGM to be confirmed
Well I have no more news for you all See you all on Tuesday
Thought for the day
What I make best for dinner is reservations..