Friday 6th December – we’re playing outside the Sun Inn [opposite the traffic island and Barnes Pond] so please set up 6.45pm ready to play from 7pm. We’re doing carols from the little red books, and we hope the good folk of Barnes will be singing along. Dress code totally informal – just wrap up warm [and Xmassy?!]and bring music stands. The lighting’s not bad, but bring stand lights if you wish. [And we understand that there’s a glass of fizz on offer at Rose House, just along the road if we get there before 8pm!]
Saturday 7th December – Gemma’s Wimbledon Xmas Tree Festival Event!
Venue: Trinity United Reformed Church, Mansel Road, Wimbledon, SW194AB. Next door to Wimbledon High School.
Parking: street parking only. There is no room at the church. Street parking is pricey!
Tube/Train: Wimbledon station is a 5 min walk.
Rehearsal: set up 15:30 ready to start promptly at 15:45. Please bring your own stands. Choir will arrive at 16:30 to rehearse a Million Dreams and their own pieces until 17:15. [Assume there will not be enough time to run through flutes and Saxes.]
Concert: 17:30-18:30. It is a free concert with donations to London Ambulance. The church is having its Christmas tree festival and does look lovely. Do encourage friends, family along!
Dress: smart black – tinsel most acceptable!
Programme – [but Gemma is flexible about order]
Band and congregation: Silent Night
Choir: 3x pieces
Sax Quartet: 4x pieces
Band & Choir: Million Dreams
Band: 2x Christmas pieces
Band & Congregation: Ding Dong Merrily
Thurs 12th October: we’re back at St Michael’s and All Angels. Set-up 1830 onwards [def bring stands – and stand lights if you wish], carols in the courtyard from 7pm [we’re semi-inside in the Community Centre with doors open, but still wrap up warm, dress code again informal and Xmassy] Then 30 mins or so of Xmas music in the Church – we’ll rehearse this at the last Tues rehearsal [Tues 10th Oct].