Next Sunday’s concert at Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham.
Rehearsal times – 10:30 – 13:30. Please all be there for the start.
Performance time 15:00, ending at approximately 17:00 with one interval. Performance order:
Mahler – Rückert-Lieder
Mahler – Symphony No 5
The venue – Elgar Concert Hall is within The Bramall, which is our normal rehearsal venue.
Special note re parking – there is a large scale outdoor event taking place in Chancellor’s Court (the area in front of the Bramall), so no parking will be available there. This means that timps, percussion and harps will have to be loaded in via the back entrance of the Bramall (R12 on the attached campus map, via Ring Road South). There is a side entrance at the back which goes straight into the lower ground floor, then the lift can be taken up to the ground floor. There are also some parking spaces at the back of the Bramall. Apologies for any inconvenience on this occasion. Double-basses may also like to consider using this facility. Otherwise, parking will be as normal.
Please note that concert dress will be all black for men, and long black (i.e. trousers, or ankle-length skirt or dress) for ladies.
We can get into the venue from 09:30 for stage set-up. Changing rooms will be as directed on the day. The Costa in the foyer will be open at lunchtime and sells sandwiches etc, and other food and drink outlets may be available on the university campus.
Tickets are available from the Bramall Music Building box office at https://thebramall.co.uk/bookings/?eid=3798. Jen Lester still also has some tickets, please email her on email@example.com or get them from her on Sunday by the end of the rehearsal (we have to return unsold tickets to the box office at that point).
Please do your best to sell this by any means possible including social media. This includes retweeting tweets from @BPOBirmingham, which you should *all* be following, and sharing posts in Facebook from Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra, which I hope all of you on Facebook have “liked” so that you see new posts from it – and if not, why not?
See you next Sunday. Section leaders, please forward on to any new members and guest players who won’t be on my mailing list.