December 16, 2011

2012 the classes

After the holidays classes will resume from Thursday 5th January 2012. the first will be Nelson on that date and Read and Marple following on the 10th. I am keeping a list of people who would prefer the daytime class in Clitheroe and will  publish a start date as soon as there are sufficient numbers. If you have never sung with us before this is the perfect time to start. We will be learning some new songs altogether so everyone will be in the same boat. Come along and give …

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December 16, 2011

The Christmas Big Sing is nearly here!

It is just one week to our Christmas Big Sing! We will have representation from all classes which is really lovely. Just to remind you here are the details; Tuesday 20th December 7.30pm – 11pm at Simonstone Old School, School Lane Simonstone. We can park on the school playground unless it is very frosty. Admission is £2.50 per person and you are welcome to bring a partner. You also need to bring something to eat to share and something to drink (as there is no bar) We will sing everything …

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December 13, 2011

Christmas Tree Festival- Saturday 17th Dec

This Saturday we are warmly invited to sing at The Christmas Tree Festival at the United Reformed Church in Clitheroe. I have agreed that we will do our Christmas set of songs at 12.30pm and again at 2pm- provided I have enough singers! Singers can sign up for both or either slot. It will be a lovely event with over 30 decorated trees in the church and lots of yummy home-made food available for our lunch break. Singers should wear anything in Christmas colours- red green gold(yellow).

November 14, 2011

Children in Need Event at the Atrium Cafe Clitheroe

It was fantastic, 26 secret singers turned up for our spot in the Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues club’s 12 hour music marathon! Our participation set certainly was something different from the other performers and it was great to see the audience joining in with us. I was so proud of the enthusiasm and responsiveness of the group and I heard some lovely comments about us afterwards. I understand that the whole event raised £1260 for children in Need, which is marvellous. The father of Therese (of the Read group) took some …

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November 4, 2011

Happy Birthday Secret Singers! 1 today

Today is exactly 1 year since Secret Singers opened for business. From a very small beginning we now have over 80 people involved in singing over 4 groups. It has been wonderful meeting and singing with so many lovely people and I am very excited to continue to share all the songs I know and gather for you. Thanks to everyone who has supported this venture so far – it would not be the same without you! I look forward to seeing you in class. Olwyn

October 22, 2011

Children in Need need Secret Singers!

Olwyn and the Secret Singers will be leading a participation session at a Children in Need event run by Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues. The whole event will run from 11am -11pm on 12th November at the Clitheroe Castle’s Atrium Cafe and we will just be doing the 5-6pm slot. I understand there is an entrance fee for audience but I don’t have any details as yet of how the organisers plan to raise money from the event- but obviously that is the objective! Secret Singers will be on from …

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October 14, 2011

The Christmas Big Sing

I now have the arrangements for the Big Sing in place. Everyone is welcome and please bring your partner/spouse/ significant other or whatever. It will take place on Tuesday 20th Dec 7.30pm til 11ish at St Peters Old school Simonstone (That is the old building opposite Simonstone Primary School). Obviously there is no bar so it will be BYO (bring your own) and we will have a Jacob’s Join Supper too- it was magnificent in the summer! To cover the expenses I will be making a charge of £2.50 per …

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October 13, 2011

Our new members page

We now have a new page to the website and it is just for members. (Many thanks to our lovely web designer, Jonathan Monkhouse) This page is available via a members password and it is where I will post all the recording of the tunes and the words of the songs we are learning currently, you will be able to download them from there. This will mean that anyone joining us won’t miss out on songs that I have posted earlier (which was happening when I was emailing the information …

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October 13, 2011

Invitation to sing at Moorland School Christmas Fair

Well that time has come when we need to start learning some songs in preparation for Christmas. I have some super pieces that I can’t wait to share with you. This includes an interesting version of Away in a Manger, the Jazz Gloria and a lively and funky tune and arrangement by Faith Watson to which I have written Christmas words. There are a couple of others too but let’s see how we go! We have been invited to provide a team to sing at a Christmas Fair at Moorland …

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August 30, 2011

The New Term is about to Start!

Well, I have cycled 523 miles around Holland whilst learning all the parts of the songs for the new term, I am suitably refreshed and can’t wait to start singing again! All the classes start in the week beginning 5th September and I am looking forward to seeing old friends again and welcoming new members to the groups. Whilst I was away I collected a song from some Swedish ladies and one from Jan our Dutch holiday guide. I can’t wait to bring these to class as a holiday souvenir to you …

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