Wednesday 25 January 2017

Newsletter 24 January 2017

Dear all,
It’s a been a little while since we’ve had a newsletter so now we have one or two bits and pieces to tell you. We’ve had to firm up one or two details and we did have a break over Christmas but now we’re speeding along again.
Christmas seems a long time ago now, but it you want to know what we did then, take a look at our blog.  This is always a fun time of year but it’s also good to get back to our normal repertoire and to learning some new songs.  And we’re doing that in spades.  
Last Saturday, 21 January, Jeff ran a very successful workshop for us where we were able to consolidate a few things. This is just another bonus of belonging to a choir. What a great way to spend a Saturday.  
And now we have a few events lined up for you. See below.         

Forthcoming Events

You can also often find details on our Facebook page and we’ll usually put links on Twitter as well.
At most of our events you can get tickets on the door. However, we do recommend getting tickets in advance. It helps us and it guarantees that you won’t be turned away at the door. We’ve not had to do that yet but we’ve come close to it.     


Manchester Amateur Choral Competition 26 February 2017 

… fondly known as the MACC. Yes, we’re entering this again. The songs have been selected … more or less ….. Ha, ha, they’re a secret! We sing for fifteen minutes. It is open to the public – click on the link above -so you might like to come and support us. There is a fantastic atmosphere and although the choirs are in competition with each other they are also very supportive of one another. Guaranteed you’ll hear some great singing.        

Salford Choral and Vocal Festival 4 March

How could we not join in this?  It will to some extent be similar to what we’re doing for the  MACC – note how close together the two events are. But there’s more. In addition, we’ll be entering some small groups of up to ten people. This is something we’ve been working on recently. We’ve been meeting an hour early and singing in small groups – often with just one person singing each part. That really stretches you. It’s a sharp contrast to singing in the bigger choir but it’s great because you can really hear the other parts clearly.  
Find out more about the festival here.          


Buxton St Mary’s 22 April Centenary Concert 3.00 p.m.

We have been invited to provide a concert for St Mary’s, with whom we have become great friends over the years that we’ve been going to the fringe festival at Buxton. They celebrate their centenary this year. Tickets will be the same price as for our main Buxton concerts:
£5.00  full price
£3.00 concessions (children, unwaged, senior citizens)
Family ticket £12.00 – up to four individuals in one party, where at least one person must be a concession
Children 5 and under free.
The church is arranging the ticketing for this and it should be available by the end of the month. It will be possible to pay on the door but only if there are seats remaining. I’ll send out a short note once we have the link for booking.              


Buxton Fringe 15 July 2017

We’ll be singing at our usual two venues:
Book your tickets here.  Prices as above.

A couple of housekeeping items:
I’m sending out this newsletter to all those who have signed up for it AND to all choir members.  I do the latter so that you can easily pass it on to friends and family. You may therefore be getting it twice.  DO NOT UNSUBSCRIBE – you might unsubscribe from the wrong one and then not get vital choir messages. Let me know if it’s a problem.
I’m also now posting a copy of each newsletter on the blog. Therefore if you’ve deleted the email you can still access the info on our blog.          

Happy singing and listening everyone.

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