There was a good attendance for the quiz run over Zoom and everybody seemed to enjoy it. Results are shown below:
Sandra and Ralph timed their Joker well and played it on the last round to achieve a clear win. This round was entitled English Literature and required knowledge of Wind in the Willows, of the Owl and the Pussycat, and of Christopher Robin. Other rounds assumed knowledge of motorbike and formula 1 racing and of flags. Unfortunately there were no questions on physics, maths, computing, croquet or bridge and so the chairman, despite making a number of appeals for his score to be adjusted, came last.
It is with great sadness that we have decided to cancel both our forthcoming concert at the end of March and the “Understanding your voice” event with Anna Shackleton.
We plan to reschedule these events once the coronavirus is behind us.
There will be no rehearsals till further notice.
On Saturday 29th February 2020 we will be holding a Quiz and Curry Night at the Manor Prep School, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, OX13 6LN.
We are again fortunate to have Steve Vaughan as our quiz master. This time the catering is being carried out by a local restaurant.
There will be a cash bar and a raffle.
Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start.
Tickets are £15 from:
Please bring your friends along to what should be a fun evening.
Mozart: Missa Brevis in D Minor K 65 Mozart: Ave Verum Faure: Requiem Faure: Cantique de Jean Racine Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Physical tickets will be available soon but you can book online now at
notes if you are a member of the Singers.
12th July 2019
The Matrix Music School and Arts Centre, The Nursery, Sutton Courtenay 19:30
Apologies for absence Minutes of the 2018 AGM – approval and matters arising Chair’s report Treasurer’s report Ideas from the floor on how to address our problems
Wine and cheese
Any more ideas Election of committee where anybody who has paid their membership for last year or who joined us for the initial free term can vote. AOB
We will be performing on Sunday March 31st.
Rehearsals started on Friday January 4th. The program will be:
Vivaldi – Credo RV 591 Fasch – Concerto for trumpet, 2 oboes, strings & continuo in D major, FaWV L:D1 Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus K 618 Max Reger – Nachtlied Op.138 Bruckner – Locus Iste WAB 23 Interval Haydn – Mass in B flat major ‘Theresienmesse’ Hob XXII:12
A quiz night was held on the Saturday evening of the 16th March at the Long Furlong Community Centre in Abingdon. A simple, home cooked, meal was provided along with a cash bar and raffle.
Good value for money in terms of entertainment, food and fun Steve, the quiz-master, was excellent, good questions and well balanced subjects Excellent food and plenty of it. Excellent choice of beer Good choice of wines … could have charged more! A great evening … would come again What a great evening – good quiz, good food, and good company – when’s the next one ?
The event raised £1408.33 in support of our next and subsequent concerts.
An afternoon choral workshop with Janet Lincé
This was held on the afternoon of Sunday 20th January at the Matrix with Peter McMullin as accompanist.
It attracted a number of new people besides the regular choir members and was enjoyed by all. We received a great number of valuable tips and had, as promised, a very enjoyable afternoon.
This will be a Handel dominated programme. The date is now fixed for Sunday November the 25th 2018:
Handel – Chandos anthem No 2:
In the Lord put I my trust – HWV 247 Handel – Chandos anthem No 9:
O praise the Lord – HWV 254 Purcell – Rejoice in the Lord alway ‘The bell anthem’, Z 49
Handel – Concerto Grosso in C major ‘Alexander’s Feast’ – HWV 318
The first rehearsal was at 19:30 on Friday 14th September.
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