Hi everyone

                    Christmas is just around the corner and the weather is typical for this time of the year, Sunscreen one minute and snorkel and flippers the next. This is the last newsletter for the year and what a year it has been. Oliver could not be produced but we had a very successful Peter Pan show. We took part in Music Month at the library and it rained as usual. We helped to purchase some special lighting and seating for Artworks (we benefit from that) and we put on a very good concert Six degrees of separation at St Peters Church. Richard rehearsed this concert along side Peter Pan so that the rest of the choir was able to take part in the activities of the choir . Then, in the middle of the year , all four choirs, Sing Waiheke, Sister Shout V 12 and the Choral Society joined together to perform Part 1,2,and 3 of The Messiah. It was a huge undertaking and we have all had a wonderful time, and now we are about to perform it this weekend. Our rehearsals have been vibrant and fantastic both vocally and socially and it will be a very strange feeling when it is all finished

However, life goes on and it never stays still for the Choral Society. At our last committee meeting we discussed possible activities for next year. We have secured the rights for A Funny thing happened on the way to the Forum and auditions have been held. But there are plenty of parts available. As usual nothing is set in stone and things are still in discussion mode .Richard is hoping to run rehearsals for a concert before the Forum rehearsals to be performed a few weeks after the show. We are not sure what form this concert will take at the moment, but I’m sure we will have some great music. Then mid year we will start thinking about something for Christmas 2010. something on the lines of A Christmas Carol or Joseph and his coat of many colours. Etc. So having disposed of the year 2010 nicely it’s back to the present.

Full choir dress for the performance of the Messiah, long black/skirt white blouse and coloured scarf for the ladies and black trousers, white shirt and coloured tie for the men. And we will assemble at the church at 1.30 pm .to prepare. So, every body have a wonderful time on Saturday and Sunday and I’m sure we will wow the audience.

Finally our break-up for the year, just to remind you, will be at the Onetangi Residents hall corner of Third Ave and Waiheke Rd. Just up from Charlie Farleys . Starts at 6.00pm, and we hope to eat at 6.30pm.Bring a plate and something to drink and something for Santa’s sack . Merry Christmas and happy holidays.                                    Jeanne Mellamphy