Fancy a tootle?

If you fancy playing in an orchestra, Fife’s Community Orchestra, Kirkcaldy Orchestral Society, is holding an open rehearsal on Tuesday 6 June, and inviting any players in the area to join in. Could be some who haven’t played for a long time, could be young players setting out on the path of musical life, in fact, anyone at all with an orchestral instrument.

Bring your instrument and a stand, music will be provided. There will be pieces to challenge and pieces to enjoy, plus some easy items for anyone unsure of their abilities. There will be something new and something old: there may even be a surprise!

The place: Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5LY; the time: 6.45 pm (until 9.00pm); the cost: £3.00. Enquiries to moc.liamgnull@yteicoslartsehcroydlackrik.

30 June special!

You are invited to come and enjoy the music, or join in with the songs, at our Iolanthe Sing-Along at 7.30pm on Friday 30 June at St Margaret’s RC Memorial Church, Dunfermline.

Tickets £10 are now available from Society members, or phone 07703 483083, or you can pay at the door. Bring a copy of the score if you have one, but Society copies will be available for free loan.

Regardless of who wins the election on 8 June, we can be sure that Strephon will be a Member of Parliament in Gilbert’s topsy-turvy world. And the music will be great!

For a flier, click the image, and fairy electrons will produce a PDF to print …

Wednesday delight update …

You’ll see from the Home Page post that we’re having a sing-along of Iolanthe on 30 June. While this event is open to all, it would be good for our regular chorus to be reminded of some of the notes, so there will be a few Wednesday rehearsals. The first of these is at Whitefield at 7:30pm next Wednesday, 24 May. Do come along then and bring a score of you have one! There will then be an “election break”, with chorus rehearsals starting again on 14 June. More details to follow.

New Committee

Thanks to everyone who attended last night’s AGM. Minutes will be available in due course, but we felt you would want to know about the Committee appointments – members serve for two years, so half the Committee retired by rotation.

Joy Campbell (left) becomes our Chairman in succession to George Alexander, who has wielded the gavel presented by Bill Tulloch to mark our 25th anniversary at the last eight AGMs. Grateful thanks to George for all the work he has put in so cheerfully during his time as our leader, and best wishes to Joy.

Sinead having been transferred to other duties (see below), her place as our Administration Manager has been taken by Ellen Patrick (right). Welcome aboard!

As well as these new faces, we reappointed members to four committee positions. Anne Dolbear (left) remains as Finance Manager and Ticket Sales Manager, and John Allen remains Programme Manager.

Sinead Williams (right) has transferred to the newly-created post of Social and Fund-Raising Manager. As it says in the new Clause 6h of the revised Constitution we adopted last night, Sinead will be “responsible for maintaining the social life of the Society, and for arranging such fund-raising activities as she deems suitable… and … will be on the lookout for new fund-raising opportunities and for ways to maximise the fund-raising potential of the Society’s existing activities.” The task couldn’t have gone to a better person!

Other members of the committee remain in post: there’s a full list at this link,

Grand Night

Our friends in the Edinburgh G&S Society invite us to celebrate the arrival of summer at the Queens Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 27 May. Even if the weather lets us down, this glittering evening of music and song certainly won’t! Soloists and chorus from the Society, plus a full orchestra under the baton of David Lyle.

Tickets (£14, £11, £9) from the Queens Hall box office (0131 668 2019 or on-line).

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