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Last night we announced the cancellation of our concert planned for 4 April. We have no option but to do so given the current emergency advice from government. There will be no more rehearsals until further notice.
We are sorry to have to do this but we are mitigating the losses of all concerned. Your ticket cost will have been refunded to you last night or will be very shortly. We have been working hard as a team to make sure that the cost of the cancellation is as small as possible. We do not expect to have an unmanageable loss as a result.
We have no way to plan reliably for the summer term and you will remember that we are recruiting for two new MDs. We will follow the recruitment process as far as possible given the constraints and we still aim to have some form of auditions in the summer if we can. If this is not possible we have put in place some temporary candidates who could step in at any stage to help us. At present we are keeping the 4 July date on file for a concert or event of some sort. This will be subject to conditions at the time.
We still have a possible participation in St Peters Evensong on 14 June but we will need to establish if it will still be viable. We will keep you informed.
The current Puccini and Rossini programme may be moved to our 14 November concert date in order to capitalise on all the good work done by us all so far with these wonderful works. We will let you know if this is possible. In the meantime please find a way to pass your music back to Sylvia as soon as you can.
These are unprecedented times. I have circulated an appeal from High Cross. They are trying to do all they can. May I suggest that we try to help each other. We have a Facebook page and this could be used as a contact forum for both offers and needs for help within the choir. Look for a link to it on our web site. This will be a real test of our community spirit.
Please keep well and look after yourselves and others.
Chairman – Surrey Heath Singers
March 17, 2020
After the news today, Church Council have taken the decision to cancel all High Cross activities until further notice.
This includes all church services and social groups, including those that meet offsite. Currently, the building will remain open to hirers who wish to continue, and our café will also remain open.
High Cross is coordinating support to those self-isolating and the isolated. If you need support in any way, or are willing to help others please ring 01276 66798.
Above all at this time, please stay connected with God through Bible Study and prayer. In the coming days, I will endeavour to provide links to online services from the United Reformed and Methodist Churches. I also encourage you to tune into Songs of Praise and the Sunday service on Radio 4.
With prayers and much love at this trying time,
High Cross Church
Knoll, Road, Camberley, GU15 3SY
Church: 01276 66798
High Cross Church – 30 years
Messiah from Scratch
Saturday, November 28th 2020
As part of its 30th Anniversary Celebrations, High Cross Church in Camberley is hosting a Messiah from Scratch. The performance will be conducted by Andrew Phillips and will include professional soloists. There will be a rehearsal at 3.30 pm in the afternoon with a performance at 6.30 pm to which an audience is invited. Refreshments will be provided between the rehearsal and performance.
Further details including an Order Form will be provided at a later date.
Save the Date – Saturday 28th November 2020
Saturday 28th March at 7.45 in St Swithun’s Church, Yateley
Yateley Choral Society reminds us that they are busy rehearsing for our Spring concert, on Saturday 28th March, and Quintin, the Music Director, has done us proud again with a delightful selection of music.
At the heart of our concert is Duruflé’s much-loved setting of the Requiem, based on ancient Gregorian plainchant but with the addition of a Romantic spirit to give the piece a multi-layered beauty. We will also be singing Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and O, clap your hands, John Rutter’s arrangement of Amazing Grace and Fauré’s Tantum ergo.
As an extra treat, our cellist will perform Saint Saëns’ achingly beautiful The Swan.
We very much hope to see you on the 28th March at St Swithun’s Church, Yateley where the concert will start at 7.45pm. Come early to select a good seat and book your interval drinks at the bar.
by Elgar, Boyce & Purcell
Wellington College Chapel
7.30pm, 21st March 2020
Tickets £12 (£2)
Soloists & orchestra from
Directed by Simon Williamson
Organist George de Voil
Book online at crowthornechoral.org.uk