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Capel Choral Society : SOS (Support Our Singers) Part 2

The first rehearsal of Capel Choral Society’s 2014/15 season will take place in the Memorial Hall on Monday 8th September. The choir will be just over a month away from celebrating its 110th anniversary, having been formed by a meeting at the Schools on 22nd October 1904.

We are looking forward on this occasion, and the Season ahead, which will include our own musical events as well as preparation for the Leith Hill Musical Festival in April 2015. The Festival will be particularly exciting this year – Brian Kay has been Festival Conductor for 20 years and in his honour a new work has been commissioned which will be given its World Premiere at the 2015 Festival. The work is entitled Dances of Time and has been written by world-renowned composer Bob Chilcott. Singers attending a ‘Come & Sing’ on September at Dorking Halls will have the unique experience of the first sing-through of this work!

Apart from the Festival, the Choir will be giving its own Christmas Concert on 15th December and will also be singing Carols at Polesden Lacey on 14th December.

As you will have seen in the August edition of this magazine, Capel Choral is very keen to recruit new singers. We have reached the point where the Choir really needs YOUR support to continue making music – it would be very sad if this founding member of the Leith Hill Festival were to be lost to Capel and the Festival. The answer is to increase our number of singers, so we appeal to all you potential singers out there to give choral singing a try. The forthcoming Autumn Term is a good time to come along and join in with this enthusiastic group of singers and experience the joy of choral singing. There is no audition and you don’t have to be able to read music although some knowledge of musical notation would help. And there is the prospect of singing in the Dances of Time!

Our first rehearsal, starting at 7:45pm on 8th September will start with drinks and nibbles so you will be able to get to know the other singers. If you know a member of the choir, do ask them about it, or see information about, and pictures of, the choir on our website, – or contact our Secretary at or phone 01306 712365

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