The archive is a collection of photographs and documents. Many of these entries will have previously appeared on the noticeboard.
SCCS Christmas Concert, 12 and 13 December 2015
Paul Whitehead has kindly provided some images. Please click here: SCCS Christmas Concert 2015
SCCS at Sue Ryder, 9 December 2015
Thank you to those who sang carols at Sue Ryder on 9 December 2015.
We are grateful to Gwyn (our president) for his accompaniment on the pianoforte.
Pail Whitehead has kindly provided some images of the event. Please click here: SCCS at Sue Ryder.
Summer Barbecue 2015 – Images by Paul Whitehead
Summer Concert 2015 – Images by Jim Reynolds and Andrew Lorenc
The Silent Auction
Thank you to Allen Appleby for organising the Silent Auction. The figure is £2,174.
The bid results are, as follows: Results of Silent Auction Bids
The “winners” should contact the “contributors” to arrange the safe and speedy transfer of goods or services. (The Members List, containing emails addresses, telephone numbers, etc is on the website – MEMBERS & INFORMATION / MEMBERS ONLY.)
Payment should occur no later than the end of March.
There are two possible methods of payment:
- The preferred method is by online bank transfer to the SCCS account. Account Name: SCCS, Account Number: 63984907, Sort Code: 20-71-03. Reference: Your name and ‘lot’ number, so we can identify who has made the payment, and the associated lot. Please also notify Allen that you have made your payment online email@example.com
- By cheque: Cheques should be made payable to SCCS with your “Lot” number written on the back please. Either pass them to Allen, or post them to him at: Allen Appleby. 5 Brocks Way, Lower Shiplake, RG9 3JG. Please do not give cheques to Andrew; he requires an audit trail.
Silent Auction Feedback, by Anne Viner
As one of the auction lots, Barbara Thompson took Sheila Hylton and me to see the snowdrops at Colesbourne Park, near Cirencester on Saturday 28th February. We had a splendid day out, stopping for coffee at Buscot Lock and lunch at North Cerney, then on to Colesbourne for a wonderful spread of snowdrops, with aconites and cyclamen mixed in around the big tree roots and beautiful reflections in the BlueLake.
Here are some pictures: Anne Viner enjoying her Silent Auction purchase
Here is another picture: David Cottam delivers manure to Anne Viner
Christmas Concert 2014
Please click below for pictures taken by Nick Powell on Saturday 20 December 2014:
Please click below for pictures taken by Jim Reynolds on Sunday 21 December 2014:
Christmas Concert 21 December 2014
Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – 7th July 2014 – A Paul Whitehead Collection
Please click here >>>>>>> Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – 7th July 2014 – A Paul Whitehead Collection
Summer Concert 2014 and Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – The Heather Adams Collection
Please click here >>>>>>> Summer Concert 2014 and Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – The Heather Adams Collection
Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – “Thank you for the Music” – Part of the Jim Reynolds sound recording collection
Please click here >>>>>>> The Allen Appleby variation of “Thank you for the Music”
Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – The Anne Viner Collection
Please click here >>>>>>> Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – The Anne Viner Collection
Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner – Slides displayed in background
Please click here >>>>>>> Background Slides at Gwyn’s Farewell Dinner
Summer Collection 2014 – Pictures – The Paul Whitehead Collection
South Chiltern Choral Society thanks Paul Whitehead (Michele’s husband) for these 118 images of the Summer 2014 Concert >>>>>>> Summer Concert 2014 – The Whitehead Collection
The size of each image has been reduced to cope with the restrictions of the website. If you require the full sizes, please contact David Doidge and he will send you a CD disk.
David can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0118 9724174.
Summer Concert 2014 – Pictures
Please click here for pictures taken by Anne Viner >>>>>>> Summer Concert 2014 – Pictures
Thank you for the Music, 5th July 2014
Please click here for pictures taken by Genevieve >>>>>>> Thank you for the Music
Pictures of our last “Monday” rehearsal with Gwyn. Monday 30 June 2014.
(Thank you to Anne Viner for the pictures.)
Paul Burke – Our New Musical Director from September 2014
Here is Paul’s website: http://www.paul-burke.co.uk
Spring Concert 2014
Here are some images of our final rehearsal and the actual concert. Thank you to Genevieve for supplying them.
Christmas Concert 2013
Spring 2013 – The Creation on YouTube
To listen to our recording of The creation on YouTube and watch our photos at the same time, click here. There are only two choruses available to listen to here, Awake the Harp and The Heavens are Telling.
View lots more photos of the Meylan visit and Saturday’s concert.
Christmas Concert 2012 on YouTube
To see some video recordings of the Saturday concert on youtube, please click on the links below:
Click here to see photographs from the Saturday evening concert.
Click here to see how much fun we had assembling our stage for the Christmas 2012 concert…
Click here to see a selection of Zimbe! photographs, kindly taken by Dawn Bellamy. Photographs are from the rehearsal, as well as both performances.
SCCS 60th Anniversary May 2012
We enjoyed a wonderful evening catching up with friends at the Odney Club in Cookham.
Pre-dinner drinks was followed by a delicious meal. I could not fault my sea bass, but was amused by those on my table struggling to cut their lamb: relief was provided by the arrival of the steak knives!
Professional mandolin virtuoso Simon Mayer, accompanied by his wife Hilary James; singer, guitar and mando-bass player, were as entertaining as we had been promised. I particularly enjoyed singing in the chorus of the disturbing spider song, and we were all in awe of the intricate mandolin playing, the lightness of Simon’s violin playing and Hilary’s beautiful voice.
Douai Abbey Spring Concert 2012 on YouTube
To listen to SCCS singing the In Paradisum, in Douai Abbey, on youtube, click here. Click on any of the thumbnails below to access photos from Douai Abbey.
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SCCS Performed Works archive
Eric Hartley has been kind enough to maintain a list of all works SCCS has sung since the choir’s inception in 1952. (Eric was not singing in the choir then!)
There are two versions of this list which contain exactly the same information but have been sorted differently. View the same list sorted either by year, or by composer. To see these nostalgic documents click on the relevant title below:
If you can’t recognise anyone, all the names are here…
Rickmansworth School Form 5A 1959-60
Front row: Rosemary Galloway, Patricia Simpkins, Suzanne Moore, Mavis Bannister, Sheila?
Second row: Wendy Furr, Suzanne (?), Jacqueline Rowe, Jane Cleland, Mr Arch, Celia Simpson, Linda Fox, Lorraine Crampton, Janice Crossgrove?
Third row: Roger Smith, Terence Oliver, Harold Gibson, Brendan Powell, John Marriage, Stephen Marley, Nicolas Francis, Barry Chester, Alan Brigden, Timothy Fowkes, JB, Robert Scrivener.?
Absent: William Peckham
Five Lines. Four Spaces.
Read this wonderful poem by Angela Whitehead. Five Lines. Four Spaces
The M Room
This book, by Helen Fry, is the story of the German émigrés who fled Hitler’s regime and became secret listeners for British Intelligence during the Second World War. One of the ‘listeners’ featured, is Fritz Lustig, who is still alive and is married to Susan Lustig, an ex-member of SCCS.
Some of the longer-serving members will remember the alto Susan Lustig who sang with us for many years. Her husband Fritz played cello for us on many occasions in the 1970s. They lived in Reading but now (both in their nineties) they have moved to Muswell Hill to live near their sons one of whom, Robin, you will have heard on Radio 4 nearly every day for at least ten years. Although both Fritz and Susan separately came to England in 1939 as penniless Jewish refugees and fell in love with our country, they didn’t meet until the end of the war and were married in June 1945. Fritz’s story was one of the German émigrés who fled Hitler’s regime and became secret listeners for British Intelligence during the Second World War. They had to sign the Official Secrets Act and Fritz never spoke of his ‘other life’.
He spent his ‘war’ eavesdropping on the conversations of German prisoners of war in their rooms via hidden microphones, particularly those of high-ranking officers who were deliberately paired together as being likely to share secrets with each other. The information gleaned by Fritz and his colleagues proved to be invaluable to British military strategy.
Whether you knew or remembered Susan and Fritz or not the book makes fascinating reading. Click here to read more about the book on Amazon. Jane Arch