Community Choir in Whitchurch

Community Choir in Whitchurch, Shropshire U.K.

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MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER rehearsals resume

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Rehearsals resume after the summer break on Monday 5th September.

The following week on the 12th will be the A.G.M. after the rehearsal and it would be helpful if people attended to express any views and ideas – this is the choir’s opportunity to support the committee and Donna too. If you would like to join the committee please ask any of the existing committee members, likewise if you would like to be nominated for a role.

On 19th September the first installment of £25 is due. The annual subscription remains the same again.

A pianist is still hoped for and the advertisement is on the website on the right. New posters are currently at the printers on which a request for a pianist is also added.

Hope you had a brilliant summer and looking forward to seeing you all and new members on Monday.

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a little fame but awaiting fortunes…

The Whitchurch Herald this week used a staff photo of us singing at the Blackberry Fair on Saturday. From all the many different acts and displays on the day isn’t it good that we were chosen.

blackberry fair 2015 whitchurch herald pic

Philip Walker was also out and about with his camera.

2015 blackberry fair

Other choristers, friends and family, people in the crowd and at least one usually highly critical husband were complimentary about our performance and apparently… there was disappointment that we only did one slot. Not bad for our debut at this event.


During Monday’s rehearsal we gave time to learning more of the Beach Boys songs, Good Vibrations and God Only Knows, and then Donna introduced us to the very beautiful Ave verum Corpus. If you read the notes at the bottom of the score you’ll see Mozart wrote it when visiting his wife who was ‘taking the waters’ at the time in a little spa town. I wonder what he would think about our performances of it in the oldest little market town in Shropshire.

The choir has some connection to the Shropshire M. E. Group and they are holding a coffee morning on 16th October in the Civic Centre – there will be a raffle, tombola and book signing by local author Katie Flynn who is the new patron of this charity and she also has M. E. It would be lovely to see any of you there.



We have been invited to perform at the next ‘Relay for Life’ event (Cancer Research U.K.) in July next year and the committee has now confirmed the booking. We will be singing on the morning of Saturday 2nd July 2016 at the Rugby Ground.

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Blackberry Fair

This is the running order of songs for this Saturday’s performance -;

Country Gardens


I’m beginning to see the light

The Rose’s Age

Dona Nobis Pacem

All I have to do is dream

All you need is love

Favourite Things

Singing in the Rain

Drunken Sailor

When the Saints go marching in


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dates for your diary


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  • First rehearsal when we resume in September will be on the 7th.
  • After the next one on the 14th choir members are invited to stay behind for the A.G.M.
  • First of four instalments of £25 for annual subscription due on 21st September

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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