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THE CHOIRS that comprise Sovereign Polyphony are now well into rehearsal for 2010 Christmas concerts.

It has been a busy Autumn for the Sovereign Singers. The new season started on September 1 with a coffee morning when new members were welcomed to the choir.

Recruitment for this un-auditioned section of Sovereign Polyphony ladies choir takes place on the Wednesday nearest to September 1 and in late January.

With Christmas music in mind Sovereign Singers Wednesday morning rehearsals ,held at the Eastbourne Blind Society Hall were soon in full swing.

As well as preparing a short choral diversion for the autumn fair at Christchurch Seaside, the singers have been rehearsing a Christmas light Entertainment programme alongside studying music for their more formal concerts at Christmas.

The entertainment repertoire includes traditional carols such as O Little Town of Bethlehem, modern carols such as Gifts at The Manger, The Heart of Christmas and popular songs like Winter Wonderland.

The Sovereign Singers will be bringing selections from their entertainment to a variety of different venues in December.

Polyphony ensemble concentrated on carols and songs for the more formal Christmas Carol concerts in Celebration of Christmas.

For Polyphony (an auditioned ensemble) rehearsals are almost always on a Monday evening at various venues in Eastbourne.

The content & timing of the concerts make a choice for all ages from seven to 107 years.

Rehearsals have been fun and the choirs are ready for a busy time before Christmas.

Any enquiries please email sovereignpolyphony@uwclub.net. or contact by phone on 729511, 470445 or 762254.

The first carol concert performance is December 17 (7.30pm) in the Eastbourne Blind Society Hall.

For this concert in 124 Longstone Road Eastbourne doors will open at 7.10pm.

There will be lucky programmes on sale for which there are three prizes.

After the concert donations in aid of the Eastbourne Blind Society will be asked for and refreshments and mince pies will be available until sold out.

The second performance will be held at St Luke’s Church Stone Cross on December 18 (3pm).

Afterwards your donations to charity will be received and shared with the church and refreshments will be available in the church hall.