Winter 2012 Rehearsal Schedule

thames-valley-gay-chorus final_72The Winter Season has arrived for the Thames Valley Gay Chorus and we've already started rehearsing for the next show (15th December 2012 at Norden Farm in Maidenhead, put it in your diaries).

Here are the dates and times of the rehearsals: 

4th November 16:00-18:00 at New Bridge

11th November 15:00-18:00 at New Bridge

18th November 15:00-18:00 at New Bridge

25th November 16:00-18:00 at New Bridge

2nd December 15:00-18:00 at New Bridge

9th December 15:00-18:00 at New Bridge

All rehearsals are at New Bridge Nursery School, Montague Street, Caversham, Reading, RG4 5AU. 

If you'd like to know more, or want to come along, contact us using our contact form or via Facebook or Twitter.

Tamesis - Remembrance

Our friends at the Tamesis Chamber Choir have asked us to help publicise  their new CD and the associated launch concert. Here is what they say:

"We're proud and excited to announce the launch of our new CD 'Remembrance' on Saturday 6th October. We're performing a special launch concert at Wellington College Chapel, Crowthorne, Berkshire at 7:30 pm and hope you can join us.

As well as a first chance to buy the CD, well in advance of Remembrance Sunday, you'll hear us performing the beautiful programme live. All profits from the tickets (just £5) and CD sales will be donated to ABF The Soldiers' Charity. This fantastic organisation supports soldiers, veterans and their families. Their Chief of Staff is attending to introduce the CD and explain more about the charity's work, and the top-brass NCO from Sandhurst Military College will also be joining us, as well as the Lord Lieutenant's Cadet for Oxfordshire.

We're delighted to have linked up with a charity whose work is so relevant to the CD programme. It's a collection of poignant music remembering the fallen and those who serve and have served in the armed forces. We performed the same repertoire in November 2011 ("A time to mourn", the first concert in the Historic Times season) and it was so well received by our audience that we decided to base our CD recording on it. Bob Chilcott's beautiful Requiem is featured, along with arrangements of For the fallen, Greene's Lord let me know mine end, Purcell's Funeral Sentences, Daley's In Remembrance, Lang's Kontakion and Aston's So they gave their bodies. Outstanding local organist and musician Simon Dinsdale will be accompanying us on the beautiful Chapel organ, and Berkshire Maestros brass quartet will be playing the brass movements in the Purcell.

Please come and support us and The Soldiers' Charity at beautiful Wellington College Chapel on 6th October. You can buy tickets online at our website www.tamesischamberchoir.co.uk. If you can't make it, the good news is that you can pre-order the CD from our website right now! It would make a fabulous Christmas gift for a music lover as well as a wonderful way to mark Remembrance. And all the profits go to charity.

Thanks for your support.
I hope to see you there!

Louise Rapple
Director, Tamesis Chamber Choir"


Reading Pride 2012

rp12 4mikeWe had a great time on stage at Reading Pride 2012 and we hope that you did too. We sang a few of our numbers from our recent "Summer of Love" show and then met visitors to Pride as they wandered past our stand. We also gave out the chance to win two tickets to our next concert and the opportunity to come to a couple of rehearsals for free. The offers expire on the 30th September, so there's still time to get in touch!

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Come And Join Us For The Summer Season

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Tickets are now on sale for our summer concert, which will be held on the evening of the 14th July 2012 at the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park, Bracknell.

Rehearsals continue to be held most Sundays at South Street Arts Centre, Reading from 4pm for normal rehearsals or 3pm for extended ones.

For more information about joining the chorus, please get in touch using our contact form, find us on Facebook or Twitter, or simply turn up at one of our rehearsals.

More things to listen to

thames-valley-gay-chorus final_72We've put a couple more tracks on our audio page so that you can hear what we sound like.  There'll be more to come in the next few weeks, so keep coming back to have a listen.