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Mainesong Term 2 – 2021

Term 1 has worked so well (Thank you Everyone!) that we’ve decided to continue singing without break, and move straight into Term 2

Our next Block of Dates & Session details are –

(Some people really need a break between the terms, and flexibility is our aim,
so the selection of either 5 or 6 weeks is entirely your choice)

  • Wednesday 26th May to 23rd June inclusive (5 week block)  $75
  • Wednesday 26th May to 30 June inclusive (6 week block)   $90

You will receive your Invoice for Term 2 Sessions by email in the near future. Payment can be made either by EFT (preferred), direct deposit at Bank Australia, or you can discuss your requirements with us at Choir.

Wednesdays 7.00PM to 8.30PM
At Campbells Creek Bowling Club
100 Main Rd, Campbells Creek VIC 3451
Doors open at 6.45PM

BYO water bottle and pencil
On-site parking is available
Entry via bowling green side
Venue has disability access

Please note:

  • There will be no Mainesong Wednesday 7th July
  • Block 3 is planned to be a 10 week block from 14 July – 15th September
    (towards a performance!)
  • Please email  choir.mainesong@gmail.com subject line: Attention Alicia with payment enquiries (eg. paying in 2 installments)
  • If you have any enquiries regarding the Choir we’d love to hear them, send them by email to  choir.mainesong@gmail.com

Mainesong Reconvened

What comes after Covid?

Mainesong first term 2021!

Dear Mainesongers,
We are so pleased to let you know that Mainesong is back!

  • Wednesday 7.00 to 8.30pm
  • Six weeks – April 14th to May 19th inclusive
  • Cost: $90 (6 sessions @ $15/session)
  • Venue: Campbells Creek Bowling Club
    100 Main Rd, Campbells Creek VIC 3451

The small group of us (Simon, Virginia, Barry, Alicia and Sue), working as a the Mainesong Steering Group, have created an ‘Unincorporated Association’ for Mainesong. This has allowed the Choir to set up a bank account, into which our fees can be paid, and from which we can pay our expenses and hire our Director

Mainesong has an email address

If you would like to contact the Steering Group on any matter concerning the Choir, you can reach us here …

The Big News – a new way of paying our choir fees

A’term in advance’ rather than ‘pay on the night’. We feel that Mainesong needs our commitment as choir members, meaning our time and our fees, and having ‘payment by term’ gives us secure means to meet financial commitments and hire our Director in a professional way.

Term 1 – the invoice has gone out

We have now sent an invoice for Term 1 Fees by email to everyone who has recently (pre-pandemic) been a member of Mainesong. If you would like to resume with the Choir please make your payment by EFT, the bank details are on the invoice.

If you have not received your invoice and would like to get things sorted let us know asap. You can send the Steering Group an email … choir.mainesong@gmail.com

If you are not intending to resume, or wish to be taken off the mailing list, then please let us know by return email. We definitely do not want to clog your inbox with unwanted emails, so let us know your preference and we will certainly respect your wishes

Our new venue – Campbells Creek Bowling Club

After a lot of research we’ve booked our new venue, Campbells Creek Bowling Club, for a 6-week block, with Wendy Rowlands as our Director. We intend to book further terms but think we should run through our first term first, see how it all goes, take stock and make whatever improvements we should, then book terms 2,3, etc. The CCBC is enthusiastic to be hosting the choir, and the path is clear with them for us to book further terms.

Campbells Creek Bowling Clubhouse is a clean and comfortable venue, conducive to a safe singing environment, with disabled access and toilets, lots of windows, hot water on the boil and great support from the CCBC committee. We will develop some ‘rules’ to help us work in with the new venue and we welcome your input about organising the tea break and anything else.

Yours in song – Simon, Virginia, Barry, Alicia and Sue

Choir & Coronavirus

Choir is in recess for the duration

– a letter from Wendy

Dear lovely Mainesong,

There will be NO rehearsal this Monday and onwards until further notice.

I am taking it upon myself to officially call Mainesong to recess for the period of time we need to get through this crisis.

We were heartened and very positive last Monday when we made an attempt to set some temporary measures in place while we proposed to meet for the next 4 weeks. Thankyou David, for your communication summary. This was optimistic and I have really appreciated your sentiment of loyalty with each other, our choir as a whole, and, of course, to me.

We are a group of wonderful people, who love getting together and singing. Every week, I am uplifted by it also. We know that it’s the ultimate nourishment for our souls and also for our health and well-being. So, it is very important, not only that we look after ourselves in our ‘distancing’, but remain as in touch as possible via other means, over this critical period of time.

I have some ideas, that I am hoping to implement concerning staying in touch, over the next few months. Fun, of course! Surely, there is no end to the creative imagination in dealing with communication. I will also have plenty of time to arrange music for our choir and you never know, perhaps I could compose a piece…the sky is the limit. I remain positive.

Please take very good care of yourselves and others around if you can and/or need to. There are also good things to come as a result of this unprecedented time. Please email me for a chat now and then. I would love that.

– Wendy