Pre Sing Day Notes (23rd July)

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all having a lovely summer enjoying this wonderful weather. I very much miss our regular Wednesday rehearsals (I hope you do too), so I thought I’d whet your appetite for our Sing Day in 2 weeks time. We’ve already had an outstanding number of singers sign up (82 as of writing this post!!), which is very exciting, and I can’t wait to take you all through this incredible piece. More info about the day below.

About the Day

It’s so exciting that we get to do a discrete event in the summer, working hard for one day, and introducing the fabulous Faure Requiem to everyone in the choir, as well as our regular supporters and anyone who might be interested in joining us or seeing what we do. It’s going to be such a fun experience.

The schedule for the day is:

10:00 – 10:30 – Arrive at the Town Hall (please arrive in good time as we’ll have a lot of people arriving and collecting music)
10:30 – 11:45 – Rehearsal 1
11:45 – 12:00 – Break
12:00 – 13:00 – Rehearsal 2
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
14:00 – 15:15 – Rehearsal 3
15:15 – 15:30 – Break
15:30 – 16:30 – Rehearsal 4
16:30 – 17:00 – Pre-concert talk (for the ‘Friends of CNCS’ plus anyone else interested)
17:00 – Informal concert
17:45 – Drinks Reception
20:00 – Event finishes


There will be coffee and tea breaks in the morning and afternoon, with cakes/biscuits, and we are looking for support to run the tea and coffee breaks. Could you let Eric know by Friday 15th if you are willing to bring cakes or run the tea counter, etc.


Due to only having an hour’s lunch break we’re encouraging people to bring their own lunch, but there are lots of pubs and tea rooms nearby if you can squeeze in a quick trip.


Scores will be provided, free of charge. If you own the OUP published 1893 version, edited by John Rutter, please do bring that.

Dress Code:

There’s no dress code as this is an informal, fun day – maybe take a leaf out of my book and wear your ‘loudest’ shirt? Haha!

Under 18s:

If there are any under 18s signed up, we require that they should be accompanied by an adult/guardian please.


The Committee and publicity team have been hard at work, and have put together some amazing promotional material for this. You can check out the event on Facebook, and you can sign up for your spot HERE.
We’re delighted to have continued support from our Friends of CNCS, and in this case, Wise Investment have sponsored the day, allowing us to offer the day free of charge to everyone, including the drinks reception at the end.

Please share this electronic poster far and wide. You’ll see that posters are up around Chippy, as well as our brilliant banners.
(It’s also worth pointing out that Brian has ‘set’ the Town Hall clock for our start time of 10:30 – what a brilliant little detail!)


You can listen to my recommended recording of the Faure HERE.

Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you all on the 23rd July!
– Ben