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 2017 EMFS events

EMFS Choir session & Annual General Meeting

Fairmilehead Parish Church
Saturday 22nd April 10:30am - 4:30pm

This choir day will be part of an EMFS music-making day (with the EMFS AGM taking place over the lunch break). For this special music-making day only, both groups (Advanced and Intermediate) will work together in morning and afternoon sessions, and there will be a session of voices and instruments together to end the day. Please let me know if you wish to come along to this special EMFS choir day and let me know your preferred voice part and which choir(s) you normally attend. Further details, including payment methods, are below.

A booking form is available here.

 Summer Choir Plans

EMFS choir plans for the Summer term are as follows:

The Intermediate Choir will look at John Dowland and English Part-songs
The Advanced Choir Will sing Italian Madrigals including Monteverdi.

April 22nd - The EMFS choirs sing at the EMFS Music-making day/AGM at Fairmilehead.

After April, we return to our usual routine:

May 13th - St Michael and All Saints
June 17th - St Michael and All Saints

As before, the Advanced choir (moving at a reasonably fast pace) meets from 10.00 to 12.50, with a short break;  the more leisurely paced Intermediate choir meets from 13.45 to 16.30, also with a break.  Advanced choir members are welcome to stay and join the Intermediate choir in the afternoon and make a full day of it.  Both choirs are led by Philip Redfern and meet in St Michael’s and All Saints church at Tollcross in Edinburgh.

We still have space for more singers, so if you are interested and are not already on the choir email list, please email me  with your contact info, your voice part and which choir(s) you wish to sing with. The fee for a single half-day session is £12 for EMFS members, £15 for non-members, and £5 for students and those on low incomes.  A reduced full-day rate of £20 / £25 / £8 will apply this session to any advanced choir singers who wish to join the intermediate choir in the afternoon. 


You can pay (i) by BACS (ref EMFS choir workshop), or (ii) paying by cheque on the day - but please confirm by email that you are attending.  Please make cheques payable to EMFS. No cash payments will be accepted.

**If you are paying by BACS, please email me for details, and cc Kate to let us know that you have paid.**

The usual venue (except for 22nd April) is:
St Michael and All Saints Church, Brougham St.,Edinburgh EH3 9JH
Mid-morning and mid-afternoon refreshments will be provided, but if you are attending both sessions, please bring a packed lunch or be prepared to eat at a nearby cafe.

I will be sending pdf copies to you as soon as Philip is able to provide them.
*Please also let me know if you need printed copies on the day*. We are hoping to keep costs down by inviting choir members to print their own music, but we are happy to print it for you if you need us to.


Please email me if you need information about parking near the venue.

Hope to see you there!

Early Music

Drop-in & performance day

Saturday 27th May:


part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival.