South Cotswold Choral Group
SCCG SCCG Big Sing
UPDATE JULY 2023
Reply to Jos Gregson,
18 Willoughby Close,
Bristol BS35 3RW
6th July 2023
I am now in a position to give a date for our July 2024 Cheltenham Festival concert and more detail on our own June 2025 concert.
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL CONCERT 2024
The date for this will be Friday July 12th 2024 in the evening. Usually our concerts are on a Saturday with our rehearsal to sort out the seating plan on the Friday. I have ensured we have the Cathedral booked for Thursday July 11th 2024 so that we can do this.
We will be performing Holst’s “The Hymn of Jesus” and Poulenc’s “Gloria”.
SOUTH COTSWOLD BIG SING GROUP CONCERT 2025
As the Cheltenham Festival were not happy with our suggestion of the Berlioz Te Deum for their 2024 we will be putting it on in Gloucester Cathedral ourselves on Saturday 21st June 2025.
The full programme will be as follows:-
Messe des pȇcheurs de Villerville by Gabriel Fauré and André Messager – for women’s voices.
Alto Rhapsody by Johannes Brahms for men’s voices.
Te Deum by Hector Berlioz.
NEW SECRETARY FOR SOUTH COTSWOLD BIG SING GROUP
Rosemary Robinson has now stood down from the office at her request. Our new Secretary will be Naomi Buckler and we welcome her to the position. We are still looking for a Concert Manager.
The Committee would very much like to thank Rosemary for her years of sterling service, while also acting as the Wycliffe liaison.
Our Website Manager Mike Elcock will be changing over the website from the one currently in use. The existing website was taken over many years ago from the one produced by John Hicks of Tyndale Choral Society. The existing website uses Serif WebPlus software which is now no longer supported and is outdated. The new website will use software supplied by Making Music (the Making Music Platform) which is specifically written for music groups and incorporates modern functionality. It is already used by several local choirs. It will combine the existing website and also the current mailing list database also supplied by John Hicks. We have only just sent payment and there is a lot of work in the changeover so it will probably be 2-3 months before we can make the switch.
If you wish to access the current website it is at SCCG.info, the new website will have a slightly different address.
Chairman South Cotswold Big Sing Group