Once again the choir will be taking part in the music festival.
We have the honour yet again to open the music festival. We are performing on Friday 1st June 2018 at 20:00 in Iglesia San Francisco, Plaza San Francisco, Albox.
We have a selection of songs in English, Italian and Spanish. Hopefully something for everyone.
And can you spot there deliberate (!) mistake on the poster?
The choir once again did their part to successfully raise funds at the recent Walk for Life Concert
The choir was delighted to sing at the recent concert in aid of Walk For Life. Audiences for both performances were very appreciative.
An estimate of €825 was raised at the two performances, so well done everyone for taking part. It is a nice amount to go toward such a small and hopefully blossoming charity that does such good work.
If your charity is wants to hold a concert to raise funds, then simply contact us. You plan the event, advertise it and produce tickets, we can help with poster artwork and then we simply turn up and sing. We do not charge a fee! What could be easier?
Time again, the few have to do the work many could help with!
Publicity is easy right? It just happens? Well someone does it, don't they? No, No and Yes is the simple answer.
There is probably no right or wrong answer, however there are some tried and tested approaches to publicity that work and sometimes they differ from event, organisation and budget availability.
When The Incognito Singers did their first performance in Zurgena we were not cash rich; so in order to keep production costs to a minimum, it was decided to use direct advertising via social media and our website as there is clear evidence that this is the most cost effective approach. Both concerts were sold out and at no advertising cost to The Incognito Singers.
Subsequently, and in order to reduce production costs even further, the decision was taken to make a direct approach to local charities and offer our services to help them raise revenue. This effectively passed all production costs, advertising, ticket sales etc to the eventual recipients with The Incognito Singers providing the entertainment free of charge. Historically this has proved very effective for PawsPatas, A.E.C.C. and FACE.
Any printing and placement of advertising material is therefore left to the discretion of the producers of the concert.
If people feel there is an opportunity to increase effective advertising by placing posters etc., at sites other than those chosen by the producers, they are at liberty to approach them directly or through our publicity coordinator and suggest it.
For our most recent performance our publicity coordinator arranged posters to be designed and printed, so that we had control over the consistency and quality of the publicity material. These posters were placed in the usual prominent places and outlets along with tickets for sale. Hopefully these costs can be recovered?
The cheaper cost option is if all the 500 plus people who visited our website and Facebook page could share the post or website link, we would be able to share the load and burden of publicity and keep the costs to an absolute minimum.
And finally we also have an emailing list, so if anyone wants to join that, fill in our contact us form. Then we will keep you informed of future events when they appear on our website.
All this may go someway to dispel the myth that there is no advertising of events!
Our MD will be having a break from rehearsals at some point over the summer, but when?
Up to now our MD is definitely not available for rehearsals on 27th July or 3rd August. There is some doubt over availability in August also.
He is mindful of our commitment to the Cancer Research Concert in November, as we have a lot of music still to learn and commit to memory - we cannot use copies at the Royal Albert Hall. So there may be some rehearsals in August. Unless you hear any different rehearsals will finish on Friday 20th July and recommence on Friday 7th September.
Obviously if you are away or cannot make any rehearsal please inform our MD directly via the choir email address.
The is a dedicated members page for the Royal Albert Hall Trip.
Sally (contralto viz the actress) has been working exceptionally hard in the background managing and coordinating all the information and bookings for the Royal Albert Hall trip in November.
Yes emails have been flying back and forth and sometimes it is hard to keep track, so spare a thought for Sally. However to make everyone else life a little easier, we have now put together a summary page of all the information you need associated with the trip. See Members > RAH page on our website.
The page will be updated with more information as we get to know it. If you have any questions or comments simply add a comment below or email us via the usual email address.
We like to perform music we like. But we also want to perform music you like!
Our MD is throwing open an invitation for new music suggestions for the 2019 music season, as we need to get on with the music ordering, arranging or transcribing now, them the pieces are ready for January 2019.
We have a good mix of songs from the show, musicals, films, ballads, love songs, folk tunes and a few classical pieces. What songs should we include next?
Let us know what your favourite pieces are and if they are available for SATB (soprano, alto, tenor, bass choir) then we will look t including them in our repertoire.
We tend to steer clear of sacred music and big works as other choirs have this covered. We like easy listening plus something a bit different.
So whatever your suggestion, simply comment below. Thanks in anticipation of your suggestions.
Over the summer months our website will be undergoing some changes.
To make the website easier and simpler to navigate, some work will be undertaken to change the layout, information and look of the site.
If there are pages you like or don't like, let our web admin know. If you have suggestions of what to include or exclude simply post us a comment below.
The aim is to use our website more and make it work for you our choir members and audience alike.
There is a new members page listing forthcoming event programmes and running orders.
The page is to enable members to have a one stop place to locate information about an up and coming event. Although an email will have been sent out by our MD, emails tend to get misplaced. So hopefully this new page will save any confusion.
Members simply login to our website and select the Programmes page.
The page is not available to members of the public as it would spoil the surprise of what we are going to sing at our events. To minimise costs we do not publish concert programmes. Our MD does all the introductions of songs and thanks those involved along including our sponsors.