We were 40 years old in 2019.
Looking forward to our next few!
……… OWING TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WE’VE HAD TO SUSPEND ALL REHEARSALS AND CONCERTS FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE. WE HOPE EVERYONE IS KEEPING WELL AND SAFE, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU WHEN EVERYTHING SETTLES DOWN.
Meantime, we’re seeking a Conductor ….
The Woodside Singers is an association of up to 40 enthusiastic amateur singers governed by a constitution and run by a committee elected from the choir members. They sing a wide variety of four-part music, generally to piano accompaniment, “from Bach to the Beatles”. Pictures and other details can be found on the web site (www.woodsidesingers.co.uk) Admission to membership of the choir is without audition but by mutual agreement guided by the Chair and Conductor and the precepts of the constitution.
COVID-19 restrictions currently apply but the Choir otherwise rehearse weekly on Monday evenings during school term time from 7.30pm to 9pm, with possible additional rehearsal(s) if needed. There are typically two concerts a year and carols at Hotels at Christmas. The present termly fee for our conductor is £465 which figure is proposed by the committee, ratified by an AGM of the members of the choir in July and revised in line with inflation. There may be a very limited scope for negotiation on this figure.
Our Conductor rehearses the choir over each approximately ten-week term to a standard ready for concert performance(s) towards the end of each term or otherwise as appropriate for the programme. He or she is a member of the sub-committee which recommends suitable music for performance, which recommendations are ratified or modified by the choir committee. Performances are generally led by our conductor though this may vary when additional support is provided, such as by an orchestra.
The conductor has the responsibility for choosing the required performance soloists, whether from the membership of the choir or externally if funds allow. The conductor also advises and assists in developing the vocal abilities of the choir members in a constructive but fun environment.
Interested parties please apply to the Secretary – Mr M F Hutton – by telephone to 023 8081 2292 or e-mail to email@example.com quoting contact details including a telephone number and anything else you consider relevant to support the application.
At present there is no deadline for applications, but we are keen to recruit as soon as possible so we can involve the conductor in future programme decisions and start rehearsals as soon as we are able to do so.
(Updated) February 2021
Fundraising from our concert in April 2019
We are pleased to announce that the “bucket collection” by the Romsey and Wellow Friends of Cancer Research UK raised a phenomenal £336.63 at the end of our concert at Romsey Abbey in April. Thanks to all who came to the concert to support us, and for the donations.
Our 40th Birthday!
We are looking for new members! If you love to sing, please get in touch…..
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