Community Choir in Whitchurch, Shropshire U.K.


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♥ 2016 ♥

Bit late I know, but HEALTH WEALTH & HAPPINESS eh? I’ve been having fun trying to configure a new computer to work with camera, scanner & printer etc. and it has not been easy. The old one decided to play up as if in protest.

Choir resumed on Monday 4th January and the next committee meeting will be after Monday 11th’s rehearsal.

Here are some photographs from the choir’s two hour performance in Sainsbury’s on the Sunday before Christmas – about £200 in donations was taken that day (together with some the previous day when the choir sang in the town centre) making a hearty contribution to ‘First Responders’.

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Monday 5th january 2015

MONDAY 5th January 2015, the choir’s first rehearsal of the new year. The second £25 installment of the annual subscription is due today.

gabriel faureWe will start learning Faure’s Requiem. Here is a YouTube link  – just one of many recordings of this beautiful piece.

If you would like to practice at home Donna suggested http://www.cyberbase.com and the Requiem link is here

We will be performing it with Wem Community Choir in April, provisionally the Sunday after Easter at St Peter and St Pauls, Wem, but firm details will follow.


The choir will be performinig at a wedding on May 16th and our repertoire has yet to be decided. This is the same day as the annual ‘Singing For Fun Day’ when the theme will be gospel music.


Photographs of some choir members performing carols at Sainsbury’s can be seen in following posts that have been transferred from the original blog on Googles’ Blogspot. The choir raised nearly £60 in just two hours for The Beechtree Community Centre.

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The choir will be having its annual social/meal on Tuesday 20th January and details will have been emailed to you by Margaret who is taking bookings. She and Pat have found a new venue with a set menu to order from.

 

 


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Monday 3rd November’s rehearsal…

We had the chance to run through the whole of our Rogers & Hammerstein medley of songs quite a few times, focussing on those parts where the piano accompaniment is a little tricky.

Rehearsal as usual next Monday evening, 10th November, with an extra pre-concert rehearsal in the church on Thursday 13th at 7pm.

Everyone to wear choir uniform and it’s anticipated that we will be sitting in the body of the church and will stand up when it’s our turn to perform.

 

There are a lot of Christmas carol performances coming up, seven so far, and an invitation to sing at Dorne and Dave’s renewal of marriage vows on 23rd November at Little Budworth Church.

Donna is going to select who sings at each of the carol concerts so that the audience at some of the venues will not feel overwhelmed.

  • SATURDAY 6th December – Marbury Senior Citizens Christmas Party, at the Village Hall, those of us going along to entertain them need to be there for 7.30pm

  • SUNDAY 14th December (to be confirmed, it may yet be rearranged for Saturday 13th) – Sainsbury’s supermarket 2 – 4pm

  • TUESDAY 16th December – Senior Citizens’ Club in the afternoon (Pearl Yard)

  • FRIDAY 19th December – Whitchurch Cottage Hospital Crib Service in the afternoon

  • SATURDAY 20th December – Town Centre in the morning and in the afternoon from 2.30pm Prospect House Nursing Home in Malpass

  • MONDAY 22nd December – Greenfields (liverpool Road) in the afternoon and Fairfields (Chester Road) early evening