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Donation to Cyrenians Music Group project

It was brought to the attention of the committee a few weeks ago that Aberdeen Cyrenians have been running Music Group workshops involving their staff, volunteers and the homeless people who come to them for help. They have been fundraising to be able to afford the next block of 9 singing sessions and by the beginning of November they had raised £2000 towards their target of £2400. The committee agreed that we would like to help them achieve this initial target so a donation of £400 was sent on 8 November 2017. They have now raised the target to allow them to look further into the future.

If you would like to find out more about this very worthwhile project and the positive effects it is having on those involved, and/or to make a personal donation, please click on the link: Music Group Appeal. If you would like to give your own donation, you can do this on the page the link will take you to.

Aberdeen Bach Choir has supported Aberdeen Cyrenians indirectly for a number of years through Iceberg Print and Design, which prints our programmes and flyers. Iceberg Print relocated to 224 Hardgate, Aberdeen on 10 November 2016 details

Aberdeen Bach Choir 60th Anniversary Dinner

Last Spring we asked for initial expressions of interest in a dinner to celebrate the choir's 60th Anniversary. 90 choir members said at that time that they would be interested in such an event so on that basis we have gone ahead and started making arrangements. The dinner will take place on Friday 5th May 2017 at Norwood Hall Hotel. The cost will be £40 per person (spouses/partners are welcome) which includes a reception drink (Prosecco or orange juice) and a three course meal. Anyone who wishes to stay in the hotel overnight will be able to do so at preferential rates.

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Proposed Extension to St Machar's Cathedral

Plans showing detailed proposals for an extension to St Machar's Cathedral are on display in the North Aisle of the Cathedral (november 12016). The proposals include a two storey extension at the east end of the Cathedral, built on the foundations of the transepts and crossings of the Cathedral which, with the original tower, collapsed in 1688. There will be no disturbance to the existing tombs and burial places within the area proposed for the development, including the tomb of Bishop Dunbar. It is intended that the Cathedral will remain open throughout the period of the building works and Aberdeen Bach Choir should be able to continue to perform there during this time. Evening Express article

Page last updated 26 February, 2017 by Ian Downie