Latest Friends of the Society Newsletter October 2018
This is an exciting year for the Chorus. It is 40 years since the foundation of the St Andrews Chorus with the B Minor Mass. Tom Duncan conducted the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the newly formed St Andrews Chorus on Sunday 26th February 1978 in the Younger Hall. Some current Friends were original members of that Chorus 40 years ago. Thank you for your continuing support.
Since 1978, under several conductors, Tom, John, Jill, Stephen, Edward and Michael, we have performed at least 2 concerts a year for 40 years. Along the way we’ve made friends and enjoyed the opportunity to sing together and learn new works. We celebrated on the 29th September with a coffee get together of past Chorus members and it was wonderful to meet up with friends from past years.
To celebrate our 40th birthday, this November we return to Messiah. John Wallace has composed for us a unique birthday present called Messiah Signals which will be premiered by 10 trumpets at the beginning of the Messiah concert on Saturday 24th November (6:30pm start.) It would be lovely to see you in the audience that night. On Saturday 27th April 2019 we will perform Elgar’s The Kingdom.
I understand that tickets are now available at the Byre Theatre Box Office and your Friends’ concession of £2 off your ticket is available, should you wish, by using the Promotion Code. (Contact me and I will let you know the code if you have forgotten it.)
How to book:
In person at The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, KY16 9LA
By phone on 01334 475000
On-line at www.byretheatre.com
I submit a list to the Byre of Friends, subscribed for 2018 2019, who can use the promotion code.
Dates for your diary:
Saturday 3rd Nov 10:00am Coffee Morning Town Hall
Saturday 24th Nov 2018 6:30pm Messiah Signals and Messiah in the Younger Hall
Saturday 27th April 2019 Elgar’s The Kingdom.
If you have not already completed one for this season I wonder if you would consider renewing your subscription as a Friend of the Chorus? (We are always looking for new Friends; please encourage someone you know who might be interested.)
Kind regards and many thanks for all the support that you give us in so many different ways.
St Andrews Chorus committee
Friends Registration Form 2018-19.pdf