January 29, 2018

Secret Singers do Rock, Pop and Soul!

At Secret Singers we do ROCK POP and SOUL in our own special way Songs with rhythms and harmonies to ROCK your world POP songs of many eras right back to songs now thought of as FOLK SOUL– lyrics to touch your soul and friendship to touch your heart

January 26, 2018

Guest Leaders in Todmorden and Marple

I am obliged to be off work for 4 weeks from the middle of February to have some surgery but I am delighted to say that I have arranged for some cover during that time, at least for the Todmorden and Marple Groups. So on Tuesdays 6th and 13th March Moira Hill will be going to Marple and on  Wednesdays 7th and 14th Jenny Goodman will go to the Todmorden group. Both of these leaders are very experienced and talented and will have wonderful songs to share with you. I …

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December 30, 2017

Secret Singers Choirs raise £637.63 For MSF

Secret Singers had a marvellous last week of term singing Christmas songs and carols and busking in Burnley twice, at a garden centre in Walsden (where we were given £100) and the Marple group singing at Dystlegh Grange residential home where one of our former singers now lives. What we collected from these events along with your session fees for the week came to £637.63 and it is all on its way to Medecins Sans Frontiers/ Doctors without Borders to help them continue their work in areas of dire need …

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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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