20th December 2007
Many thanks for your support during my first hectic couple of weeks as Acting Director of Music at St. George’s. I have found working with the choristers to be very rewarding and I feel they are achieving a good musical standard. Your support in getting them to church on time, every time, has helped enormously. Many thanks!
As you are aware, we had a parents meeting on Tuesday 11th December. My thanks to those who were able to make it and apologies, to those who couldn’t, for the short notice at what is a very busy time. The meeting was important, as there were several bits of housekeeping that had to be attended to. I enclose brief minutes of this meeting for your information. I also enclose a copy of the rehearsal supervision rota – thanks to Caroline Mitchell for organising this. I’m sure I don’t need to stress the importance of this rota and your attendance on the day you have been assigned to, as part of St. Georges’ commitment to the Safeguarding Trust guidelines. If you are unavailable for your allotted day, please organise a swap with someone.
I have today been asked by BBC Good Morning Ulster if the choir would be interested in featuring on the show on Christmas Eve. This will be recorded this Sunday (23rd) immediately after the Eucharist. We need to record 1 piece, which will only take 10 minutes. I hope that this does not cause any inconvenience as I appreciate Sunday will be the first of three busy days. I however think it is very exciting for the boys to be asked to take part in raising the profile of the choir in this way. I have selected five senior boys, at the BBC’s request, to be interviewed after the recording and I have already spoken to the parents involved to seek permission for this. The recording will be finished no later than 12.45 and the interviews no later than 1pm.
Please find attached a reminder of the remaining December schedule and also that for January 2008.
May I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and New Year.
Acting Director of Music
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