Website Hackers Note

This website which contains no criminal useful data is being regularly attacked by persons who try to fraudulently log in. This is common to many sites on the web.

Please note

Anyone who attempts to log in fraudulently will

Have access to the site banned permanently
Have there IP addresses added to blacklists
We also reserve the right to report the matter to appropriate authorities, (eg ISP, University heads, police etc.)

 

Rehearsals Restart

Rehearsals restart on Tuesday 13th January at Baden Powell School.

We will be rehearsing for our Spring Concert.

Howard Goodall – Eternal Light
Vivaldi – Gloria
Vaughan Williams – Let all the world (Antiphon)

Please arrive early to collect your music.

 

New Musical Director

The Committee members of Barclays House Choir are pleased to announce that Helen Brind has been appointed as the Choir’s new musical director.

Helen has led the Weymouth Choral Society for many years and will add the Barclays House Choir leadership to that responsibility. She will be helping the choir prepare for the Choir’s Christmas Concert, which will take place on Sunday 14th December 2014 at St Peter’s Church, Lower Parkstone, Poole, commencing 7:30pm.

Full biographical details will be found in our about us section.

We take this opportunity to welcome Helen to our numbers.

Non display of Programmes

We are aware of the server not responding message being displayed instead of the programmes. This is being looked into.

UPDATE: The problem is only effecting Internet Explorer 9 and below. Other browsers display correctly.

UPDATE: We are still working on a solution

UPDATE: An alternative method is now provided if the original method does not work. However it is recommended you update your browser. Click here to read explanations of how. XP and Vista users may need to move to an alternative to internet explorer.

Choir Name – A bit of a moan

There is a problem which has, for some inexplicable reason happened all though our existence. That is changing of our name by various people, including members(?) when referring to us.

We are the Barclays House Choir (pronounced Barclays House(,) Choir) or acceptably the Barclays Choir

Barclays as in the Bank. Barclays House as in the big building in Poole Dorset.

We are not the Barclay House Choir or the Barclays(,) House Choir or the Barclay(,) House Choir.

The bank is not Barclay Bank, that was the old name for ATM machines. It is Barclays PLC not Barclay PLC.

Adrian Purkiss
Treasurer

Website Changes

The menu structure of the website has been updated to a nested format to allow for additional items.

A choir calendar has been added under the members menu item. This will carry dates mostly for members use but will also show concert and other dates.

The website has been updated in accordance with EU legislation re cookies and the share it option has been changed to avoid intrusive cookies use.

New Website now live

The promised new website is now live. Apologies if you have tried to access the website over the past few days. Problems occurred with re-directing the website on Sunday night and it has taken a few days for our hosting company to investigate the problem and correct it. In the process some routes to the old website were lost thus removing service. I am waiting an explanation from the management as too what happened and why it took so long to fix.

Also added to the website are recordings from the past and copies of all programmes since Spring 2005. The secure area for members does not now exist. If there is a perceived need for this in the future it will be re-implemented.

The new website is written in WordPress and it is much easier to manage. This website was written in about 10 hours total, albeit using much of the text from the old, amended as required. Having never used WordPress before the steep learning curve which happened with the old Joomla site did not materialise.

Choir news will be distributed via this blog and also by twitter (@bhchoir). Watch this space for important announcements over the following few days/weeks.

 

Adrian Purkiss
Webmaster