Rehearsals and music

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Our rehearsal venue in Belgrave Road.

Rehearsals now take place at Seaford Baptist Church, Belgrave Road, Seaford. Rehearsals begin at 7.15pm, refreshment break at 8.15pm and we finish at 9.15pm. If any member without transport finds difficulties getting to the Church Hall, please speak to a member of the committee. There is a small car park with disabled spaces and street parking. Eastbourne to Brighton buses run very close by on the main A257, stopping at Claremont.

Subscriptions

Subscription fees for the Term are £35 and should be paid to the Treasurer no later than the third week of term. Payments can now be made using the following methods:

  • by bank transfer/online directly to our Choir account. See treasurer Ralph for bank details.
  • pay directly by debit card before the rehearsal by card reader
  • cheques made out to Seaford Choral Society. No cash payments please.

PLEASE NOTE: New COVID 19 arrangements are now in place to ensure subs are paid safely. Therefore members are encouraged to pay them wirelessly or online directly to the Society. Please see relevant document in Members section.

Refreshments will NOT be provided until it is deemed safe to do so. Members may bring a bottle of water for their own use.

Music is hired by the Society and loaned to members free of charge at the beginning of each season. Music scores will not be issued after 7.15pm at the first few rehearsals until the tea break, so please can members ensure they sign for their copies before commencement of rehearsals. Copies are returned at the end of term party on the Monday after a concert.  A few copies of scores are available for members to purchase.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Covid19, new arrangements are now in place for the distribution of music scores. Please see document in Members section.

The Society does have to pay for any missing music after a performance, so it is essential that all borrowed music is signed and accounted for, and returned promptly with jottings erased.

Please do your best to learn your part before and in between rehearsals. This helps reduce the time spent on learning words and notes in rehearsals. Steve and Colin assist us with this by producing CD’s of individual parts for practice  and also parts to download electronically.

We also encourage you to listen to a recording of the music we are rehearsing.

You may wish to use Cyberbass or Choraline to help with this.