June 13, 2016

Report on sing for Water North 2016

We had a fantastic day Singing for Water in Albert Sq Manchester yesterday .The weather was a bit challenging and with a spell of heavy downpour resulting in us all (300!) squashing in to a back corridor of the town hall for a fabulous rehearsal in a most amazing acoustic- that was a magical bonus. As we started we had raised £6892 for Water Aid this year, which means fresh water and sanitation for life for 460 people. I have received a message to say that Linda and Anna have …

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May 8, 2016

Spring Break

Wonderful as it is singing with all you lovely people each week I am planning to take a week off during the spring bank holiday week so there will be no class in Marple or Read on Tuesday 31st May Todmorden on Wednesday 1st June Neslon on Thursday 2nd June however, all classes will be back on the following week as usual and I look forward to seeing you all  there (and your friends, neighbours, cousins etc too of course!)

April 12, 2016

A new term of Singing Begins!

Although the school holidays are different all over the place, the Secret Singers Easter break has now finished and all groups are open again this week. It is a great time to join or rejoin as we are about to get cracking on some new songs. We will be learning some songs which will be sung  in Albert Square, Manchester on 12th June at the Sing for Water North event. Choirs from across the North will come together to form a massive choir to raise money for Water Aid and …

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March 18, 2016

Easter Break dates

My Dear Singers, we have made some wonderful music over these last weeks as this term’s songs have been coming together. We have one more week before my Easter break and I will now be starting to introduce this year’s songs for water so I look forward to seeing you all. NELSON group cannot use their normal venue this week  as the whole church building is needed for Maundy Thursday services. Therefore, I propose that we meet at the Read venue, ie, The Barn, Turner Fold, Read BB12 7QZ at …

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March 5, 2016

Sing for Water North 2016

This year’s Sing for Water North has now been launched! Sing for Water is a wonderful massed choir event which takes place in Albert Sq in Manchester on 12th June. Choirs and individual singers from across the North learn the program of 6 songs and come together to perform them and to raise money for WaterAid. WaterAid tell us that for £15 they can provide fresh water and sanitation for a person- FOR LIFE! Therefore each participant donates £15 and changes a life by having a lovely time singing. We …

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January 10, 2016

The New Year of Singing Begins

A very Happy New Year to you all! The choirs all start up again this week and I am looking forward to seeing all the old familiar faces again and to welcoming new members too. There have been a number enquiries from those wishes to start singing with us and maybe we will get some surprise additions too. This is a great time to start (or restart!) as we will be having some new material and a fresh burst of energy and resolve for the new year. People sometimes ask ‘do you …

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December 20, 2015

The Marple group Email list

This is a message for the Marple group. During ‘upgrading’ to Windows 10 the Marple group email list vanished from my computer. Not sent anywhere -just disappeared, as in deleted!!. I have tried to recreate the list and have sent a test message. I am definitely better at singing than sorting these things out so,if you should be on that list( which is only used to send messages to your group and always as ‘blind carbon copy’) and have not received a message about this from me dated 20.12.15 then …

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December 17, 2015

THE CHRISTMAS BIG SING

Well, here we are at our very last event of the year. This Christmas season our groups have sung for Read Senior Citizens Christmas Lunch, in Charter Walk and M&S in Burnley, Marple Senior Citizens Centre and Todmorden Market- and you were all marvellous!   This evening  is our Christmas BIG SING. We are at Burnley Rugby Club singing just for ourselves, just for the joy of it and to have a chance for a chat, a feed and a drink with our singing friends from all the groups. The …

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December 12, 2015

Secret Singers Choir Appear at Marks and Spencers Burnley

This morning the Secret Singers Choir will be singing in Charter Walk Shopping Centre and Marks and Spencer’s in Burnley. We will be bringing a little Christmas cheer to shoppers with the Christmas songs that we have been learning this term. Singers from  the Nelson, Read, Todmorden and Carer’s Chorus (Accrington) will join together to form the choir and there will be an attempt to call up some reindeer with our reindeer calling song! We will be in M&S from 11am and collecting for their adopted charity- Teenage Cancer Trust

December 5, 2015

Marple Christmas Cracker Cancelled

Unfortunately due to adverse weather conditions the council has cancelled the Marple Christmas Cracker. It is such a shame that Secret Singers won’t therefore get to sing but we have been invited to sing at next year’s event. My sympathy goes to the organisers who must be very disappointed after all their hard preparation work.