"Spring is near and yet more rain
As flash frosts kill the early shoots
A bit of gardening is in vain
As mud clarts up our wellie boots"
A far more cheerful quote from Thomas Hardy;
"This is the weather the cuckoo likes
And so do I"
Let's hope we get cuckoo weather as we sing into Spring.
We have purchased a new keyboard and accompanying hardware for the Choir. The old one was really past its use-by date and let us down at some of our Christmas engagements. Ash, our Musical Director offered to research the project so we availed ourselves of his expertise and thanks to his diligence we now have a shiny new instrument which "plays all the right notes and necessarily in the right order!" (Memories of Morecambe and Wise and "Mr.Preview.")
We continue to work on our repertoire for our upcoming engagements and concentrating on the perfecting of singing in parts When all the harmonies are right and fit together there is no better sound. All voices blend to form wonderful music that is a pleasure to hear and perform.
The Choir rehearses every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm. until 9.15pm. in the Concert Hall at the Dukeries Academy in Ollerton This is best accessed via the Leisure Centre entrance and car park. You will find more information regarding the Choir on our website;
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Our Diary Dates;
A concert at Weston Church,
A joint concert with Newstead Abbey Singers
A concert at the R.A.F.A. club Newark. All three engagements to be confirmed.
Our Annual Summer Concert will for this year break with tradition and will be held at The Jubilee Hall on the Wellow Road in Ollerton.
. It will be on Saturday 23 June and this will also be our Choir's 40th Anniversary.
We have also been requested to sing at Milton Mausoleum on 21st July. A truly magical and atmospheric venue at which to sing.
If you would like to book the Choir to sing for your Fund Raising, Charity, or Celebration event please contact Phil on 01623 822070, he would be delighted to her from you.
The sun IS shining, Spring IS on its way, a healthy and harmonious Season to all