It seems a while since our newsletter and we have had the summer holiday period in between. That doesn't mean things have stood still at Coro Nuovo and we have been working on a number of exciting things, particularly the 2016/17 programme and the new Cro Nuovo website - see the further details in the newsletter below.
There are a couple of other new things in the planning. Coro Nuovo Vice Chair Susan Fleet is working on a fundraising event - a tea party with entertainment - on Sunday 22nd January 2017 at 2.30pm. It's an excellent opportunity to showcase your talents and/or bring your family and friends to support Coro Nuovo. If you would like further details please contact Susan by email at email@example.com.
Coro Nuovo have been asked to perform at a St David's concert for Wales in London and under Andy Rees' direction we shall start rehearsing (learning?) our Welsh in February 2017.
I have also been out of action for a few weeks due to a gallbladder operation but everything went well and I'm on the mend and looking forward to being able to sing with the choir at the next opportunity. On behalf of the choir I would like to send best wishes to a couple of our committee members - Susannah Hodgson and Vivienne Carlton - who are also recovering from recent operations.
With warm regards,
Chair of Coro Nuovo
Coro Nuovo 2016/17 Programme
Since our summer concert we have been hard at work arranging the 2016/17 programme, so here are some important dates for your diary.
Coro Nuovo at Christmas
Saturday 10th December 2016 at 7pm at St Peter’s Church, Chailey Green BN8 4DA
This is an evening of seasonal music. Tickets are £10 and available from Janet Barnes tel: 01825 722574 or mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Coro Nuovo's Spring 2017 Concert
Sunday 19th March - 2.30pm at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield
Coro Nuovo's Royal Summer 2017 Concert
Sunday 16th July 2017 - 7.30 pm at the Ascension Church, Vale Road, Haywards Heath.
PS - If you are a member of Coro Nuovo you can register and get access to the members' section of the website here. This is a rich resource of music which you can preview before rehearsal but also has information on the financials and constitution etc.
Coro Nuovo members are involved with the following:
Around the World in 80 Minutes - Saturday 22 October 7pm 2016 - New Sussex Singers with Conductor Alex Roose and Organ Accompanist Ashley Beauchamp at St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Newick BN8 4JZ A selection of wonderful choral pieces from around the world followed by Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Tickets £10 from John Baker (01825 722749) or Roger Floyd (01444 482642 or email@example.com)
Concert at St Wilfrid's Church, Haywards Heath - Saturday 22nd October 2016 at 7.45pm - featuring Jo Appleby and Elliott Goldie singing arias and songs on the theme of 'Love'. Tickets available from Carousel Music, 7 Commercial Square, Haywards Heath RH16 1DW (Tel: 01444-417654) or on the door. http://www.haywardsheathmusicsociety.org.uk/duetCSS.html
Jazz Night in Ditchling Village Hall - Friday, 2nd December 2016 - raising money for the League of Friends of the Princess Royal Hospital, and especially for a big project to upgrade the Special Care Baby Unit. The League of Friends raises money to pay for extra comforts for patients, as well as paying for expensive pieces of equipment such as endoscopes, that cannot be bought by the NHS because of financial constraints. There will a "cabaret" atmosphere with tables to seat about 10 people. The audience is requested to bring their own food and drink, but there will also be a cash bar as well. The musicians include saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, drums and a female singer. Mike Lavelle our patron is organiser.