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June 3, 2016


   The Dukeries Singers


Our now ex Musical Director Sarah wrote to the Choir that with deep regret she had made the difficult decision to step down as Musical Director of the Dukeries Singers due to her many commitments.  She is a very busy lady and sadly she felt she was unable to dedicate the time she thought the Choir deserves and needs.


She has skilfully led us for six wonderful years and the Choir loves her dearly and understands her decision.  We all wish her every success and happiness in all aspects of her life.  We shall take a close interest in her future, she was such an inspiration to us.


However, we are most fortunate that Sarah introduced to us Ashley Williams---of whom I wrote last month.  He is an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic musician who has indeed keen to be our new Musical Director.  I am sure he will keep the Choir moving forward with great skill and energy, we always aim to improve our performances and work hard at rehearsal to achieve this.


He has already skilfully steered us through two excellent Concerts.  We enjoyed singing for the St. George's Day celebrations in Ollerton..........complete with patriotic flags!  We also performed a most successful Joint Concert with The Dukeries Community Band led by Malcolm Bevan.  It was a pleasure to perform alongside such skillful musicians.


Our upcoming Concerts are;

Saturday 18th June 2016    The Edwinstowe Summer Concert at Edwinstowe Village Hall  7-00pm.

                                             This is a very popular event and tickets are available from Choir

                                              members or from Jan at 01623 823416

Saturday 25th June 2016      at Milton Mausoleum nr. Walesby at 7-00pm.

                                              Do not be put off by the name of the place, we are looking forward to

                                              performing in this new to us venue.

If you would like to book us for your next fund raising or celebratory event please contact our Concert Secretary Phil on 01623 822070  he would be delighted to speak to you.


If you would like to sing with us come to any rehearsal and give us a try.  There are no auditions and no necessity to read music.  We practise every Wednesday from 7-30pm. until 9-30pm. above the Concert Hall at the Dukeries Academy.  This is accessed by the Leisure Centre entrance and car park.

Singing with a group of like minded people is a socially, happy and healthy activity.  I don't know if it's one of your 5 a day, but it ought to be!

All our details are on our website

Have a lovely early Summer

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