Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir
Visit of Musikverein Gelsenkirchen 31 May-
3rd Draft Programme (updated 19 May 2018
Thursday 31 May.
Arrive at Newcastle Airport at1200.
Bach Choir – A small welcoming committee will be needed to escort the choir, via Metro to Northumberland Road URC Church Hall where a informal lunch will be available. From this location hosts will take their guests home and the “escort party” will take the hotel parties to their hotel – 1 New Bridge Hotel (,Former Premier Inn by Laing Gallery )and 2. Metro Hotel, High Bridge
Task 1 About six people required to escort the choir from the Airport and if possible, stay for lunch and escort the choir to their hotels
Time required 1130 Airport -
Tessa, JS, Kate Ashley, Simon Pallet,, Rosemarie D’Sousa, Dougles Rennie
Lunch – Northumberland Road URC at 1300.
Task 2 A small number of people required to set up Church Hall and liaise with caterers
Time required – 1130-
Attendees – 38 MV, Christine Breslin, June Davison, Sue Fraser, Margaret and Helen, Tessa Sayers -
(Tony Samsom to collect at 1500)
Afternoon to accommodation
Task 3 Small number (3 per hotel?) to collect choir members and bring them to King’s Hall and escort them back after the rehearsal. (This could be two separate groups of people)
Time required -
Anja , Ragnar, Susan Coulson, Douglas Rennie, Peter Slater
First Rehearsal 1830 Kings Hall – Please Try and be there for 1745 onwards in the Recital Room for “nibbles” so that we can get to know one another and arrange seating.
Task 4 Rehearsal King’s Hall , The Bach Choir will be required to reconfigure the layout from exam conditions and return to original condition at the end of both rehearsals We need a team that would be prepared to carefully create a rehearsal space and return to exam conditions.
Time Required 1730-
Kate Hazelwood, Simon Pallet, Ann Arkley, Anja and Ragnar,, Susan Coulson, Michael Wetherall, Peter Slater, Douglas Rennie
Friday 1 June
The day will be set aside for local sightseeing and we may need volunteers to show our guests the wonders of Newcastle Gateshead and maybe the Coast.
Task 5 Please indicate if you would like to take small numbers around the city from 1000 -
Simon Pallett, Anja and Ragnar, Margaret Barker, Nick Polunin, Michael Wetherall, Bill Clegg, Nick Polunin
1630. Welcome in Council Chamber by Newcastle Council
Task 6 Small number to welcome the choir to the Council Chamber and take them to the actual room and then take them to King’s Hall
Time required 1615-
Lindsay and Eric, Tessa, Susan Coulson, JS, Anja and Ragnar
Second Rehearsal 1830 Kings Hall
Task 7 As task 4 on 31 May
As 4 above
Saturday 2 June
The Choir have decided to tour as a choir and will go to Tynemouth in the morning and Durham in the afternoon
Task 8 It would be nice to have about 6 “guides” if we can.
Time required 1000 (approx)-
at Durham Cathedral
Simon Pallet, Anja and Ragnar,Mike Oswald, Douglas Rennie, Bill Clegg, David and Emma Glover
(Nick Polunin and Fiona Ramsaay –Tynemouth only)
Social at Novos at 1900
All Bach Choir members and their immediate family are invited.
Sara Foster and Rachel Rider have kindly volunteered to co-
Please bring any garden chairs you may have and portable tables.
Task 9 We will need to provide lifts to the hotels for 28 people
Time Required 2130-
Rosemarie D’Sousa, Ragnar,Susan coulson, Douglas Rennie, Peter Slater, Tessa Sayers
Sunday 3 June The Sage Gateshead
Task 10 Pick up german choir members from their hotels.
Time Required 0900 -
Rosemarie D’Sousa, Ragnar, Douglas Rennie, Peter Slater, JS, Susan Coulson
Orchestra Rehearsal 1000 -
( Because of the “rush” 140 people will create at the end of the rehearsal we are going to provide tea and coffee in the Barbour Room at lunchtime.. We are also hoping to provide a menu prior to the Sunday from which you will be able to select your choice and place the completed form at the beginning of the Sunday Rehearsal. Your order would then await you in the Barbour Room at lunchtime together with bill and we will provide an “honesty box “ for you to pay)
Performance of Elijah Hall One 1500-
Post Performance Buffet – The Barbour Room
A hot buffet will be provided in the Barbour Room for all choir members and their immediate family together with the German choir and members of the orchestra and soloists. We have secured funding which enables this event to be free to all particpants.
Task 11 Lifts to hotels
Time required 2100-
Anja and Ragnar, Susan Coulson, Peter Slater, Douglas Rennie,
Monday 4 June
Task 12 Small number to “collect” hotel guests and escort them to the Airport vis Metro
Time required 00830 -
Anja and Ragnar, Susan coulson, Rosemarie D’Sousa
I am assuming that the hosts will get their guests to the Airport. If this is a problem please let John Smith know.
Flight for Dusseldorf departs 11125.
I guess that means arriving at the Airport by 0925 at the latest.
Newcastle upon Tyne Bach Choir
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