Committee Minutes January 14th 2019

Kaleidoscope – Minutes of Committee Meeting held on January 14th 2019

Present: Ann Smedley, Yvonne Ward, Helen Klich, Anne Mapley, Josie Wilson, Chris Dixon,Rupert Feld

Apologies: Marilyn Maguire

M. D. Vacancy

We have had 3 applicants and we agreed to ‘audition’ all of them at rehearsal. We will ask them to take us through a warm-up, rehearse 2 of our pieces and bring a piece of their choice to teach us. The pieces agreed upon were ‘For the Beauty of the Earth’ and ‘With a Little Help from my friends’. Anne to liaise with applicants, send them music and organise dates.

We agreed if we appoint someone it will be for a trial period. Until we have appointed a new M.D. Rupert has confirmed he is happy to lead us at rehearsal. Anne will help with a physical warm-up and Sue has volunteered to do a vocal warm-up.

Note : At time of publication we have Gill Hawkes coming to rehearsal on 23rd January and Andrew Goff on 30th January.

AGM Date

The AGM date was set for Wednesday February 27th during the first 30 minutes of rehearsal.


Welcome to Barbara Hillier who has joined the altos.

We agreed that as membership is currently only 32 that we would actively recruit, especially into the sopranos. Anne to advertise in local free press etc.


Thanks to Chris Dixon who has volunteered to do refreshments every week and collect any payments to be banked monthly. Josie has volunteered to step in when Chris is away.

Can we remind members that there is a small charge for refreshments to cover costs – 20p for tea, 30p for coffee and chocolate.

Pathway Project

We raised a total of £797.50 for the Pathway Project over the year, excluding funds raised at the Wade St concert we performed for them.

 Marilyn and Anne to liaise with Pathway for presentation of a cheque.


Josie to contact Cait and take over our Facebook page, and meet with Anne to learn about the email lists and website maintenance.


Anne to investigate availability of local halls for a workshop in late September/early October. Elizabeth George (Hammerwich Ta-Rowdles Choir) was suggested to lead.

Next Meeting – Thursday 7th February 2019 at Anne’s House

Dates for your Diary

Wednesday January 23rd & 30th – Audition for M.D Applicants

Wednesday February 27th – AGM at Rehearsal

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