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There will be no choir rehearsal this Tuesday 28th May due to half term


We are booked to sing at the:

Forest Row Festival
on Saturday 15th June
in the afternoon probably 4.30-5.30
exact time tbc for about 1 hour.

We are going to be singing some numbers from the Broadway shows Les Miserables and  South Pacific, as well as some opera choruses. 

Music will be available for rehearsals, but due to rising costs we will have to make a modest charge for those borrowing music.

We’ve bulk bought South Pacific as this wasn’t available to hire and choir members will be able to buy this for £3


Please can everyone in the choir commit to buy at least two tickets for each concert for friend / family to boost our audience on the day and keep the bank manager happy!

You can also buy tickets with cash on the door.


Francis Goodwin does a tremendous job keeping everyone up to date with news about our own choir – rehearsals, concerts, timings, social events etc.

He also circulates information about other musical events in the area that we hope will interest you.

If you are not receiving regular emails from Francis Goodwin, please email him and ask to be added to the mailing list!  His email address is

We take your data privacy seriously and use Mailchimp to manage our database.  We hope you won’t want to use it, but if for any reason you want to stop hearing from us, there is an UNSUBSCRIBE button at the bottom of every email.


Subs are £75 this term and £65 to be paid after two for sessions for new choir members.

It is easier and cheaper for us if you pay by online banking – don’t forget to use your initial and surname as a reference.

Our bank account details are as follows

  • Forest Row Choral Society
  • HSBC East Grinstead
  • Sort Code: 40 20 09
  • Account Number: 51259199 

Please pay promptly at the beginning of each term – to save red faces!

If you don’t use online banking, then a cheque made out to Forest Row Choral Society should be given to Anne Brewer at a rehearsal as early in the term as possible.

Please help us by completing a Gift Aid form if you are a tax payer. This brings in important extra income for the choir. If you later become a non-taxpayer, don’t forget to tell us so that we can update HMRC. You can download the form HERE


We suggest you bookmark the following resources in your browser to help you with practise – each site is different, but between them you will find most major choral works that we are likely to sing.

Concert dress code

Dress code for ladies

  • Long Black outfits for ladies
  • Dark tights if not wearing trousers or long dress
  • Scarf supplied by FRCS on the day

Dress code for men

  • Black Dinner Jacket
  • Dark Trousers
  • White Shirt
  • Black Bow Tie (unless told otherwise!)

Rehearsal dates

  • Our rehearsals usually run within the school terms. 
  • Sometimes we break during half term, but this is confirmed at weekly rehearsals. 

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