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					                       Christchurch Chapter of the
                       New Zealand Association of Barbershop Singers

                       The Canterbury Plainsmen Chorus

                       NEWSLETTER
                       1st November 2009



www.nzabs.org.nz
http://www.plainsmen.co.nz/ (New CP website)
To download a copy of the Newsletter from the Canterbury Plainsmen website please click on this
link; http://plainsmen.co.nz/newsletters
and select the date xx-xx-xx which will open another window with the date xx-xx-xx . Select this
and you can copy the xx-xx-xx MSW.docx file to your computer or you can view it on the screen
without downloading it. Be aware that you will not be able to edit or change the copy if it is not
copied to your computer. If you are having problems accessing the Canterbury Plainsmen website
please get in touch with Andrew Grieve (Webmaster) thanks.

RISER LIST

2nd November 2009
Brian Drumm                           358 8442
Max Wright                            377 6542
Graeme King                           352 2364
Bryan Taylor                          332 2880
Bill Hotter                           332 5862
9th November 2009
Lyndsay Pearson                       348 1195
Wayne Marshall                        352 8123
David Seabrook                        354 2161
Geoff Rankin (L)                      354 1442
Mike Muddiman (L)                     354 1904

REHEARSAL INFORMATION

Rehearsal Attendance
If you are unable to attend rehearsal please contact Dave Adamson.

Canterbury Plainsmen Chorus Programme for 2nd November 2009

7.00 – 7.15 “Warm Up” with Carl/ Bill/ Rob

7.15 – 7.45 Community Singers Carol Time
            “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”
            “It Came upon Midnight Clear”
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             “Oh Holy Night”
             “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
             “Silent Night”
             “Angels we have Heard on High”

7.45 – 9.00 Chorus New Carol Time
            “Away in a Manger/Amazing Grace”
            “It is well within My Soul”

9.00 – 9.10 Notices:

9.10 – 9.45 Chorus Carol Time
            “I’ll be Home for Christmas”
            “Carol of the Bells”
            “Little Drummer Boy”
            “Secret of Christmas”
            “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”
            “Mary had a Baby”

9.45 –       Supper / Music Team Debrief


CHRISTMAS FOLDERS
Red folders only are for the Christmas music with the community singers,
Other (white or blue folder or whatever) is for our CP Christmas music. See Bill Hotter, CP
Librarian if you need one.

EVENTS INFORMATION
6th December 2009
Methodist Church Social
Brake Street
Time 7:00pm
Social with Church people followed by supper.

12th December 2009
Christmas Concert
Christ Church Cathedral
Time 7:30pm
Guests; Musical Island Boys, A Touch of Satin, Accord Harmony Chorus, Over the Edge Quartet

Monday 14th December 2009
Hornby Mall
Time 6:00pm - Sing 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dress Code: To be advised

Thursday 17th December 2009
Hornby Mall
Time 6:00pm - Sing 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dress Code: To be advised

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Monday 21st December 2009
Hornby Mall
Time 6:00pm - Sing 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dress Code: To be advised

Wednesday 23rd December 2009
Hornby Mall
Time 6:00pm - Sing 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dress Code: To be advised

Friday 3rd September 2010 to Sunday 5th September
Hamilton NZABS Convention
Due to the World Rowing champs at Lake Karapiro on Labour Weekend 2010 we have
moved the Convention to an earlier date. There was no accommodation available for
original dates and the new date suits our headline American Quartet.

Valentines Day 2010
Christchurch
Time
Dress Code: To be advised

ADVERTISEMENT
We have received some flyers from the Christchurch Liedertafel advertising “A Choral
Extravaganza” to be held in concert with the Metropolitan Male Voice Choir of South Australia at
the Durham Street Methodist Church (comfortable seating for up to 600) Tuesday commencing
at 7.30pm.

A sample from their programme is from the Metropolitan Male Voice Choir:
Amazing Grace
When the Saints…
Nessun Dorma
My Country

From the Christchurch Liedertafel Choir:
How Great Thou Art
Bring Him Home
Stout Hearted Men
Pokarekare Ana

From the combined choirs:
Speed Your Journey
Ride the Chariot
Rhythm of Life

Flyers and the full programme will be at our hall on Mon evening.
Door sales @ $15 pp on presentation of one of the flyers, Thanks Maurice H




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