SITTINGBOURNE ORPHEUS CHORAL SOCIETY
Welcome to our website
Re starting after Covid 19
Some good news - we could be restarting on 21st June subject to restrictions being lifted. Our rehearsal venue has been changed to Tunstal Primary School Sittingbourne ME10 1YG. Rehearsals will have some Covid safe security measures to protect the attendees . Lets hope things go well and we can resume singing after 15 months.
Sadly, Ken Fulton, a long-standing, highly respected, and greatly valued member of the choir passed away from Covid in Medway hospital during the early hours of Sunday the 24th January 2021. Ken has been a member of Orpheus in excess of 40 years and his passing will leave a noticeable gap in the bass section. We will miss him, both as a singer and as a friend. At a time of such personal grief and loss, none of us can begin to know what the family must be going through. We extend our thoughts to his wife Linda and the family.
CHRISTMAS CAKE RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS
Draw taken by our President Pauline Panton
Ist Prize 10” Iced Fruit Cake – Roger Sills – Ticket Number 398
2nd Prize 7” Iced Fruit Cake – H Mayes, 5 Simpson Road – Ticket Number - 146
3rd Prize 7-10” Uniced decorated with Marzipan fruit Cake – Jane Hadler – Ticket number 492
4th Prize A Bottle of Prosecco - Gerry Lewin – Ticket number228
5th Prize A bottle of Wine – Val Warn – Ticket number 288
Well done everyone and enjoy.
Some Sad News
It is with much sadness, to announce that Patrick Keast, our Society’s well-loved, long-standing member of the Bass section, Committee member and Treasurer, has passed away after his long, unforgiving and courageous battle with Covid-19. Pat will be greatly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing and singing with him and whose lives he touched. At some stage, who knows when, we will all sing again and mark Pat’s passing together as a choir.
SOCS and COVID 19
We are following the latest Government guidelines and, much to our regret, we had to cancel our concert in March. In line with current Government policy, their next review being May 7th, we are finding it difficult to plan when our next performance will be. Hopefully, our proposed July concert may go ahead, however, with possible limited rehearsal time and reduced choir members who may still be shielding, we will be required to follow updated guidelines. Hopefully, we will hold our Christmas concert, assuming that under Government restrictions we can meet and reduce social distancing. We are also planning a full set of concerts for next year, should we be allowed, and would like to thank our audience for their continued support. We will keep you informed of any changes. Keep safe and we will see you sometime in the future.
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Sittingbourne Orpheus Choral Society, is a Sittingbourne based choir, formed in 1945. The choir comprises of 75 singers from, Swale; Rainham, Medway and Maidstone.
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