August 29, 2017

No class in Todmorden on 6th Sept

Sadly the ‘warm up, sing up, sign up’ session due to be in Todmorden on Wednesday 6th September has been cancelled. This is because it clashes with the funeral of a long standing and much loved member of Secret Singers,  Nic Dennison. Nic left a request for the choir to sing at his funeral, and that is where I will be along with any members who are free and able to sing ‘singing in the Rain’ and Shine on me’ i am sorry for any inconvenience caused and class will …

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August 6, 2017

Term dates Sept 2017- July 2018

I have set the dates right through from September 2017- July 18 and they are much easier to follow on a calendar but in the meantime……. We will start with a single week@£3 for a Warm up, Sing up and Sign up on week beginning 4th September Week beg. 11th Sept is week one Week beg 23rd Oct Is holiday week Week beg. 30th Oct is week one (fees week) Week beg .4thDec is week six Week beg 11th Dec is an extra week @£5 prior to Busking and Big …

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June 20, 2017

The Summer Big Sing

On Saturday 1st July we will be holding our end of term bash the Summer Big Sing. As usual we will be holding it at Burwain Sailing Club near Colne BB8 7 LJ and starting at 7.30pm Admission will be £5 though non singing guests are free. Everyone is asked to bring a contribution to the buffet (you don’t have to feed everyone!) and it is usually marvellous! There is a cash bar at very reasonable prices run by the marvellous Richard W. Then we will sing everything we can …

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June 20, 2017

Sing for Water North in Accrington 2017

We had a super day in Accrington for Sing for Water on June 10th. 150 singers came and we raised £2500 for Water Aid. When you consider that Water Aid say that every £15 gives one person fresh water and sanitation FOR LIFE! This means that in one happy day of singing with singers from choirs across the north west we changed the life of 166 people for ever! Well done everybody. Sing for Water as a whole has raised over £1 million since its inception. Just think what changed …

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May 16, 2017

Summer term dates and events and songs

The summer term has got underway very well and we are working on songs for the Sing for Water event in Accrington on 10th June The Street Choirs Festival in Kendal on 23-25th June and our own BIG SUMMER SING  at Burwain Sailing club on Saturday 1st July at 7.30pm There will be no half term break this term as there is so much to fit in  which means that wwe will continue straight through to the Big Sing and then break for the summer until week beginning 5th Sept …

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April 5, 2017

Rupert Everett came to Sing with Todmorden Secret Singers

This morning a channel 4 documentary film making crew came to Todmorden Secret Singers to film us as a background to interviewing one of the members as part of their ‘Fifty Shades of Gay’ project. Rupert Everett was charming and joined in the session right  through from the warm ups to learning the alto part of ‘I am woman’. It was quite a fun morning and the women sounded great, I am very proud of them. The documentary is due to go out in July sometime. Well done Todmorden Secret …

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April 3, 2017

Easter break and other activities

I am going on holiday at the end of this week, 8th April but there are a couple of exciting things happening in the run up to that. (holiday dates at the end of this post) On Wednesday the Todmorden group will be visited by a film crew who are making a documentary and are interviewing one of the group in relation to this whilst she is at choir- the interviewer is Rupert Everett- So that will be a bit different! On Thursday the Carer’s Chorus are going to be …

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February 8, 2017

Diary dates

Here are the diary dates up until the summer break No classes during the weeks beginning 27th Feb 10th April (and no class in Nelson on 6th April) 17th April 5th June Events booked so far are 6th April Carers Chorus sing at Manchester Cathreal 10th June Sing for Water Accrington  (there will not be a Manchester event this year, so East Lancs are stepping up) 12th July last class of the season and before the s   23rd- 25th June Kendal Steet Choirs festival July 12th is the last class …

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January 22, 2017

A Great First Week of Term

What a happy first week of term we have just had! It has been lovely to see the members again and some returning members too. It was particularly nice to be able to welcome quite a few people who were giving Secret Singers a try for the first time this week.                                                                  You are all so welcome!     …

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January 22, 2017

Street Choirs Festival 2017

Here is the information about the Street choirs festival 2017. There will be a Secret Singers groupattending and this is the time to sign up. I need your sign up and payment before 10th Feb, at the latest. I will also want to know if you wish to participate in a group accommodation booking. KENDAL STREET CHOIRS FESTIVAL – JUNE 23-25, 2017 The Kendal street choirs festival will be June 23-25, 2017 – the main events will be in the Kendal Leisure Centre hall which seats 900 – the busking, …

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