Wednesday 7 June 2017

Newsletter 7 June 2017

Drinking and blinking in the sun (One Day Like This) 



24 June St Thomas Church Huddersfield

(Hand to Mouth)
Unfortunately, the organisers from the charity thought that this would not be the right time and they wouldn’t be able to create a big enough audience for this event so asked to postpone. It will happen one day. We’ve worked with them in the past and had a great deal of fun.   
We and they are sorry for any disappointment. We’ll be back soon! Have no fear.  


Carrying on

Everyone knows that Manchester was shaken by the terrible terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena on 22 May. We can’t fail to be touched by it. It all happened not that far away from where we rehearse.

Naturally our thoughts go out  to all those who have directly been affected and like many others we also want to do what we can.    

Our rehearsal on 23 May went ahead as usual and was well attended though many of us felt a little nervous if we had to cross town. The rehearsal seemed rather special, in fact.

One Day Like This has become even more special. Fix You was played immediately after the minute’s silence for the victims of the London Bridge attack. These two songs seem really important now.

Business as usual for Greater Manchester means caring but also carrying on with all that is good.                 

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 where we offer this. 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.    


COPS Charity sing

St James' Church, Church Ln, Gawsworth, Macclesfield SK11 9RJ
3.00 p.m.     
This is actually COPS own event. Contact them for details. COPS  (Concerns of Police Survivors) is a charity that supports the families of police officers who are killed whilst protecting the rest of us and this event is specifically to do with the Westminster attack.
Oh, and we will be providing cake!
Gawrsworth is a really beautiful setting.        


Swinton Grove Family Fun Day 8 July

As we have done for the last few years, we’ll be opening this event at around 12.00 noon. It’s always a fun event and even though we squelched around in the mud a little last year, it stopped raining just in time.    
Find Swinton Grove Park here:


Victoria Baths 9 July and 10 September

We’ll be singing at about 1.00 p.m. and 2.15 on both occasions, though watch out for updates on this newsletter. If you’ve not been before the Victoria Baths are well worth a visit. 
We now are singing there regularly a couple of times a year. You can read about our previous visits here.     

Buxton Fringe 15 July 2017

We’ll be singing at our usual two venues:
Book your tickets at If this link doesn’t work copy and paste it.
Tickets: £5.00 full price, £3.00 concessions, children under five free, family ticket £12.00 (up to four people, one of whom must be a concession)       
Also with cake. Naturally.

I’d like to add here that we had a great time in April when we performed at St Mary’s as part of their centenary celebrations. You can read a full report here.   

Ordsall Festival 22 July

This takes place in Ordsall Park Salford. We’ll be performing at home, in effect. It’s always good to remind ourselves of where we come from. We’re not sure of exact timings yet but it will be sometime in the afternoon.  

Looking further ahead

We’re already looking to the autumn and winter. Dates will no doubt soon fill up.


Past Events

Did we say, some of us went to Cyprus with Blackburn People’s Choir? Well, we did. It was good to work with our friends. We’ve known them for quite a while and now some of us know some of them a little better. The sun was nice, too.  
Read more about it here.  

Happy singing and listening, everyone.


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