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Song for Ukraine
21 February 2022
#22for22 Update
7 February 2022
The Armed Man

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16 December 2021
#22for22 is launched
4 December 2021
Christmas is Back! with a brassy bang!
6 November 2021
714 Days... Back in Concert
27 October 2021
660 Days... We're Back
4 October 2021
Annual General Meeting
1 August 2021
2021/22 Season Launched
7 June 2021
Expanding the Canon
18 May 2021
Live Singing started ... stopped
17 May 2021
Fridays and the Future
14 April 2021
Virtual Video
12 April 2021
Summer in the Alps
26 March 2021
Fridays at Four - Spring Done
9 March 2021
International Women's Day
22 February 2021
Cooking up a Feast
12 February 2021
Centenary Classics
11 January 2021
Classical Classics

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31 December 2020
Christmas Choral Alphabet
17 December 2020
Christmas Singing and Quiz
4 December 2020
Experts - Angel, Nun, and Priest
2 November 2020
Concerto for Ten
22 October 2020
Virtual AGM
14 September 2020
How can I keep from singing?
7 September 2020
An Angel, a Nun, and a Red Priest
29 August 2020
Choral Alphabet reaches 3000
27 July 2020
Virtual Quiz Time
1 July 2020
Our MD begins with RLSBC
8 June 2020
Howells in Lockdown
9 March 2020
Committee Changes
9 January 2020
New Appointment for our MD
6 January 2020
Choral Evensong in Oxford

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Say Cheese! AGM & Awards

Tonight over one hundred members of the choir attended our Annual General Meeting with the presentation of the Member's Award.

This year's Annual General Meeting was tinged with sadness, following the untimely passing of two of our long-serving members: Mary Legge, who also served on the committee for many years, and Anne Robson, who died in post as our Treasurer. We are most grateful to former Treasurer Martin Lander, for stepping into the very difficult position of reconstructing the accounts from Anne's careful records, and enabling accounts to be put before the membership at the AGM.

Mary Montague
 
Members of the new Committee

At the AGM the committee for the 2015/16 season was appointed, and retiring committee members thanked for their service, and reports were made by the Chairman, Treasurer, and Musical Director. Discussion took place in the Member's Forum about such diverse topics as the potential for joint concerts outside the Town, and adjusting the rehearsal times, and the Musical Director outlined his proposals for a new system of auditions for new members, and appraisals for current members.

Jane Oliver
 
Mary's Market Shot

Thanks were offered to Jane Oliver who has for the last twenty-six years been the Voice Part Representative for the alto section (amongst many other things, the VPR keeps the "register" for both rehearsals and concerts, to ensure we know that everyone has attended sufficient rehearsals, and that we have the right number of chairs on stage for concerts!). We also presented the Member's Award to Mary Montague for her sterling work providing photographic support for all our events, and for creating our large portfolio of "local" images (see Mary's Market Shot for an example!) - a staggering number of hours over the last year, to ensure that we have an eye-catching website, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and that we have interesting images for our news articles in the local press. Thanks were offered to her Husband, Peter, for his support in this work, and indeed to Ajit Negandhi who works alongside Mary (and indeed photographed the AGM, so that Mary could be - reluctantly! - photographed herself).

After the AGM we had a splendid spread of cheese and wine, so that our remaining 45 minutes of rehearsals were well-oiled and light-hearted!!!