The Ex-Choristers Association will hold the biennial reunion on Sunday 5th June and Exquire (our ECA choir which includes our younger members in Abbey Singers) has been invited to sing the Service of Choral Eucharist. This is a great opportunity and a change from our usual format where we sing Choral Evensong alongside the Cathedral Choir, and I am delighted that David Ireson has agreed to conduct the choir and Andrew Parnell has agreed to play the organ for us. There is no attendance charge as the buffet lunch and drinks will be underwritten by the ECA but there will be an opportunity to contribute via a prominently placed receptacle.
The full programme for the day is likely to be as follows:
10.15 Rehearsal in the Song School
10.45 Rehearsal and seating in the Quire
11.15 Choral Eucharist – Music will be decided when numbers are known
12.45 Drinks & Buffet Lunch (with brief AGM)
There will be one rehearsal from 7.30 to 9.00pm in the Song School on Friday 3rd June.
As with all our events, success depends on the support and participation by you, the ECA members and for a Service of Choral Eucharist we will need at least 8-10 sopranos and a minimum of 4 altos, tenors and basses. I should be grateful if you would get in touch either via the Contact Us page or email me at email@example.com to indicate your wish to participate by no later than Friday 29th April.