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Click to download pdf  oare 2019 season

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HMS Pinafore


You can sing in this performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s highly successful comic opera in two acts, which took the mickey out of politics, the Navy and social class. Download the application form by clicking on hms pinafore application to sing

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Christmas Celebration

This Monday evening saw us combining with Ashford Community Choir to give a Concert at Revelation St. Mary’s, Ashford in support of the Woodchurch Riding Group. The sense of excitement was evident from the moment we started setting up: we had had only one rehearsal with the choir, which in itself was great fun, and we had never heard them sing their choral pieces.

The evening started with the choir singing three songs, and we then launched into a selection from the Nutcracker Suite, and the half finished with choir and orchestra combining for “Somewhere In My Memory” from the John Williams score of “Home Alone”. The second half saw more choral pieces, and then a succession of carols, including a medley written by our own Gill Booker – who also adapted several of the other pieces – sung by the choir and accompanied by the orchestra.

The very capable leadership of both Karen Hill and Gill Booker kept both amateur ensembles in the right places, the songs were accompanied by Wendy Heaton on the piano, and a substantial audience of supporters seems to have thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Hopefully this will be the first of many joint efforts between these two groups. And so Christmas begins…

Footnote: the evening raised £994 for the charity!

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Christmas Spectacular – first pictures!

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Plans for the rest of term!

We are getting ever closer to Christmas, and the various rehearsals and concerts. On Tuesday 27th November we are having a rehearsal at Norton Knatchbull School TN24 0QJ which is Hythe Road, Ashford. The school’s gates will be open, and you can park in the school. We will be rehearsing with the choir from 1900 to 2030, and on our own for the next half hour. As a consequence we will NOT be rehearsing on Monday 26th November.

The Concert is at Revelation St Mary’s, Ashford, parking at Vicarage Lane car park, free from 1830. Further info about start time to follow, as there has been a little confusion!

Further information about the Towers Theatre Concert also to follow.

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Ashford Christmas Concert

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Half Term

There will be no rehearsal on Monday 22nd October as it is half term. We resume as normal the following week.

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