Bach Choir – arrangements for The Sage, Saturday 24th February 2018

Key points:

13:15 meet in the Barbour Room

19:10 concert warm-up in Barbour Room

Black music folder

Black concert dress

Choir rehearsal:  14:00 – 17:00 (approx)

Concert Start:      19:30

Est. finish:            22:15

CONCERT DRESS: BLACK - please ensure black is not charcoal grey. Plain black throughout, please; no glitter/sparkles etc.

Ladies long black dress, or black top with long black skirt or trousers, black tights, black shoes. Dress or top should be plain, and preferably have long sleeves, but at least elbow-length.

Gents – black open-necked shirt, black trousers, black socks and shoes. No jackets or jumpers, please.

Black folders for music.  Plain black paper is acceptable (no glossy paper or shiny plastic).

Please do not bring water into the concert – fine at the rehearsal.

No scent/perfume etc.

Please allow plenty of time for travel and parking (there are various other events on at The Sage)

Should you be unable to attend the rehearsal or know you are going to be late, it is your responsibility to ensure somebody keeps a place for you.

The Barbour Room will be open for use from midday. It will be locked during rehearsal and concert, but open at all other times. Please leave all bags etc. in the Barbour Room during the concert; you should only bring your music into the concert hall.

If you think you may have difficulty getting to the risers in the concert hall, please see me beforehand and we can make appropriate arrangements.

Vouchers for café:  these entitle you to a 10% discount at the café and bars. They will be available from 11:45 to 12:30 at the Welcome Desk should you wish to use your voucher for lunch. Otherwise, please collect your voucher from the Barbour Room from 12:45 onwards.

Car Park passes (for The Sage car park only) will be available from the Barbour Room from 12:45. These allow a fixed £4 rate regardless of how long you stay. If you wish to use The Sage car park, you must take a ticket on arrival at the barrier as usual but use the £4 fixed-price ticket at the pay-machine on exit. Please note, you can only use this pass once, so if you leave after rehearsal you will need to pay the going rate on your return in the evening (unless, of course, you pay the going rate in the afternoon and keep the pass for the evening).

Bar after the concert:  the bar behind Sage 1, on level 1, will be open after the concert. Please do stay for a drink if you possibly can (your 10% discount voucher will be valid).

Please do not use mobile phones during rehearsal. You may feel you are being discreet, but they can be a distraction for others. Your co-operation is appreciated. Mobiles should be in silent mode and should ideally be left in the Barbour Room during the concert.

Please try to avoid rustling pages. Page-turning can be louder than you might think and (in conjunction with others) can make considerable noise. Please also try to avoid flicking ahead and back during solo passages to see what’s coming next.

There will be one 20 minute interval after Part I (about an hour in).  Please be back at the doors to the risers after 15 minutes.

Please ensure you return hired copies after the concert. It would be helpful if line-reps could assist the Librarian at the end of the concert with music collection.

The Librarian often has heavy bags of music to take away. Any offers of assistance from any choir member(s) is always much appreciated.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Douglas Coughtrie

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