This page contains information about subscriptions, concert etiquette, parking arrangements in Haddenham and Thame, notices from the Committee for all members and minutes of past Committee Meetings. You'll also be able to download a membership form for the current year, copies of the posters when they become available, rehearsal schedule and refreshment rota .
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We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at the Methodist Church, High Street, Haddenham HP17 8ES between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm with a short break for refreshments mid-evening. Click here for a map of the area. A soft (3B or 4B) pencil is essential for marking up your score.
Please remember that the time we spend at rehearsals is precious. Reading through the score during the week will help us to learn the notes and avoid making the same mistakes the following week. Also, please make sure you are in your seat, ready to begin, by 7.30 pm and try to keep the refreshment break as short as possible.
Finally, before you leave please help to stack the chairs (no more than four high), fold up and store the tables and bring down any equipment used for rehearsing in the upstairs room.
Men: at the end of split rehearsals, please help to bring downstairs the keyboard and associated equipment.
2018 Annual General Meeting
The AGM was held at the Methodist Church, Haddenham on 26 September 2018. At the AGM Judith Newenham and Liz Hammond stood down as Chair and Secretary respectively after very many years of tirelessly working to support and promote the Society and a fitting tribute was made at the meeting.
At the meeting Vicki Edwards was elected as Chairman and Mark Bond as Vice-Chairman to share between them most of the functions undertaken by Judith and Liz and, later, Ruth Harman was co-opted onto the Committee, primarily with responsibility for taking and distributing the Minutes at Committee meetings.
You can download a full transcript of the AGM Minutes here.
Membership Fees 2018 - 2019
The annual membership fee for 2018-2019 is £105 if paid by the end of October 2018 afterwhich it is £110.
You can also pay £55 per term, in October 2018 and January 2019. The October payment covers the rehearsals leading up to and including the Christmas concert and the January payment similarly covers the May concert and the summer event. Please complete a membership form when you pay, which can be downloaded by clicking on the button below.
Please make cheques payable to Thame Choral Society.
. UseHere you will find separate audio files (.mp3) for each part in Lux Aeterna. Each part is recorded prominently, without dynamics or variation in tempo, with the other parts subdued. They are recorded at the tempo marking in the score and a click track has been added to help with the timing. There is also a file for the full choir with rudimentary dynamics as shown in the score. Click on the your part voice below to download it and save it to your computer. You can then play it or burn it to a CD or save it on a USB stick.
The following links will download the parts, without lyrics) in pairs (S1+S2, A1+A2, T1+T2, B1+B2) as PDF files to fit on a single A4 sheet. Use them in for convenience in conjuction with the printed score and the audio files.
HADDENHAM The parking near Haddenham Methodist Church in the High Street is very limited. However, we have generously been allowed to use the car park at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Wednesday evenings during our rehearsals. The Church is at the corner of Crabtree Road and The Croft (see the link under Rehearsals on this page for a map. Churches are marked PW on the map).
Please use this location to park whenever possible and leave the High Street parking for those bringing bulky items to the rehearsals. If you park in the High Street, please make sure that you don't block a driveway.
THAME Parking is limited in Church Road but you can park in Priestend where there are steps up to St Mary's churchyard and footpaths to the main door of the Church. A torch is useful at night!
There are also free parking spaces along the High Street, near Cornmarket and off the Upper High Street, but check if a time limit is in force.
The rota for Spring 2019 will be available here shortly.
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If you have any item likely to be of interest to fellow members, you can have it listed here by contacting David.