The Choir was recently invited to join with members of other choirs at a full day of singing under the direction of the composer John Rutter.John Rutter has written a vast amount of music for choirs and his work is particularly heard at Christmas time for which he has written some beautiful songs and carols. Six ladies took up the challenge and toddled off to Southwell with our packed lunches and throat lozenges to join with 310 other voices in what was an exhilarating and joyous experience. To sing with so many others was a pleasure but to have so many men singing was amazing. Their lovely harmonies gave such a depth and richness of sound to which the ladies could confidently add their voices. Now of course, is my usual ask, for more Gentlemen to join our Choir. We are a very friendly group of people and you would be made most welcome. There are no auditions and no necessity to read music, just come along to rehearsal and give it a try. Ladies are also always welcome of course. We meet every Wednesday evening from 7-30pm until 9-15pm in the Concert Hall at the Dukeries Academy in Ollerton. This is best accessed by the Leisure Centre entrance and car park. More information regarding the Choir can be found on our website www.thedukeriessingers.com and we can be heard on YouTube. We do love to perform and we have some Concerts booked;Saturday 29 April 2017 at 7-00pm A Concert in St. Nicholas Church, TuxfordSaturday 10 June 2017 A Concert in Farndon Church, FarndonSaturday 24th June 2017 A Concert in the Village Hall, Edwinstowe We have plenty of dates available if you would like to book us for your celebration or fund raising event. Our Concert Secretary Phil would be delighted to speak to you on 01623 822070 Spring is definitely here............I've seen a frog!! Spring, or sing, for joy!!!