In order to access John Kirkpatrick’s workshops, which will form the basis of the practice sessions in November, as well as the website’s ‘Members Page’, which contains recordings of all the tunes and parts for the carols we’re going to be singing, and a workbook containing all the words, you will need to register as a member.
2020 has obviously been challenging in many ways and that includes the continuation of Castle Carols. This year, so far, we have not been able to access any support funding , and, obviously, the opportunity to raise money through donations on the door from members of the public who wish to join in with us throughout December will, as things stand, be non-existent, so we will be completely dependent on membership fees to get by.
We’re also very conscious of the fact that an event such as Castle Carols can make a massive difference to people’s wellbeing and we’re keen to make it as accessible as we possibly can. We have fewer singing sessions this year and as our efforts get under way we’re not clear as to how things may develop through the autumn and winter. We intend to keep the costs to a minimum and we will be asking you to download your own songbooks but we still need to cover the production of recordings, and room hire is going to cost us more than in the past. We will also be using technology, and this website, more than in the past and that also has cost implications.
We have no ‘war chest’ of funds but despite that we have made the decision to reduce the membership fee for 2020 to £10.00 per person. This is a minimum amount – if anyone feels that they would like to donate more to our funds it would be very gratefully received.
On confirmation of your membership we will forward you the current password needed to access the recordings and workbook.
We look forward to you joining us!
We need a few details about you (if you are including others in this registration please type their name in the ‘Additional Names’ box. Please ensure, if paying via PayPal, that you show how many people you are registering):
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Entitles members to attend workshops in person or via internet streaming, have access to the Castle Carols ‘Members Page’ and download a workbook containing words and information about the carols.