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Category Archives: Choir
A quiet month, without news of choir members, but no news is good news. I assume all our members are fit and well, enjoying their usual health. After all the lovely weather we’ve had, and I hope you’ve been making the most of it, I am writing this on a very dull day, so at least we are getting variety in the weather. More freedom, if you feel it’s appropriate to take it, the beaches should be quiet today, but personally I am biding my time to see how things go.
Last month our choir member, Margaret, proved she was familiar with the music of her youth, she was the only member to recognize all four of the songs from the words of the first line. Well done again, Margaret, you are rapidly becoming the one to beat. If anyone else wants a ‘go’, the lyrics were,
1) My tears are falling ‘cos you’ve taken her away…….
2) I’m a gonna raise a fuss, I’m a gonna raise a holler….
3) When you see a gentleman bee round a lady bee buzzin’….
4) I’d like to thank the guy who wrote the song that made my baby fall in love with me….
And here’s a joke I thought they may enjoy, and perhaps you too, I love it..
‘I was visiting my daughter last night, when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
“This is the twenty-first century”, she said, “we don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, use my iPad.”
I can tell you this, ……..that fly never knew what hit him!’
Take care, stay well, and cheerful.
With immediate effect, due to the situation with the Coronavirus, the meetings of the choir have sadly been suspended until further notice. We look forward to returning in good voice, as soon as we are able.
Good wishes to all our members. Take Care.
Our apologies for our absence from the Showcase. We missed it and regretted being unable to participate in the event which we usually enjoy, and where we hope to entertain members. Unfortunately, our Musical Director had been absent since September, and we only learned in November that she would not be returning before Christmas. We had been treading water, anticipating her return at every meeting, until we learned she would not be returning before at least January. Sadly, Christine has since resigned, her injury is improving only very slowly and she cannot see the possibility of returning in the near future.
Many thanks to the two wonderful people who responded to our request for an accompanist, had we been able to sing at the Showcase. Thank you both, it was an amazing response to a request at one meeting. Ultimately, we weren’t ready to perform satisfactorily, so were unable to take up either offer, but we do appreciate their willing generosity (and I’m holding on to their contact details!).
Thankfully, Margaret, our accompanist, is willing to carry on with both roles for the time being, she is already looking toward this years Showcase, so hopefully we can now progress.
Our apologies and thanks again. To contact the group leader, please use the form below:-
I hope members enjoyed their Summer break. We met at 1.30pm on 4th September, when £5 subs. were required from all members.
From September we shall be adopting the funding system that has proved successful with other groups, where there is a requirement that all members pay into a ‘kitty’ from which expenses are taken, until the funds are depleted and members make a further contribution. With our current membership, subs. of £5 should cover approximately four meetings, which will be the next four consecutive choir meetings.
Unfortunately there cannot be any credit for absences, but the system does reduce the cost of meetings yet again. New members only may opt to pay either the £5, or the current £2 per meeting, until the next subs. are due from all members.
To contact Christine, the group leader, please use the form below:-
The choir continues to meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, at 1.20 pm and 11.20 am respectively, with 21 members and a regular attendance of approximately fifteen, (fourteen women, one man).
We have recently slightly changed our system, subscriptions are now £2 per meeting, with members purchasing their own music, which may be obtained at a reduced rate via the choir. A recent reduction in subs of £1 per meeting is expected to approximately cover the cost of the music.
We meet at Sherwood House, Linby, a comfortable venue, with free parking available. We are an informal choir, taking our singing seriously, but enjoying a little fun with it too. We perform for the U3A at Christmastime, and are occasionally happy to accept invitations to perform for other organizations. We welcome new members, no experience is necessary, and there aren’t auditions of any kind.
To contact the group’s Co-ordinator, Christine Hemsley, please use the form below:-