July 15, 2014

The Big Summer Sing

This coming Saturday 19th July we are holding our Big Summer Sing as our end of term bash before our summer break. It will be held at Burwain Sailing Club Reedymoor Lane, Foulridge, Colne, Lancs BB8 7LJ and start at 7.30pm All Secret Singers and their guests are welcome. Admission is just £5, there is a bar and everyone is asked to bring some food to share (you don’t have to feed everybody!) We will have a drink, some food, plenty of chat and then sing all the things we can …

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July 15, 2014

The Longest Choir report

  We now have some pictures kindly sent in  By Janet Hill of the Marple group, which were taken by her husband.Here we are gathering in the park. This is the Olwyn briefing the singing stewards. Some people are clearly not focusing on the conductor!!Getting everyone crossed safely over the road and into position needed a person with great personal authority This is what a long choir looks like Some of the Marple Secret Singers giving it their all!And then a visit from the longest bike. It was a great …

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May 30, 2014

The Longest Choir Event

Almost 50 Secret Singers are signed up to be part of the Longest Choir in the World record attempt which will take place on the Longest Day of the year, 21st June, on the longest continuous hill in England, Cragg Vale nr Hebden Bridge Yorkshire, whilst the Longest Bunting in the world is being measured and the local cycle club are doing the longest cycle ride on the longest day. It is going to be fun and a bit mad and there os room for loads more singers! Two open …

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May 8, 2014

Street Choirs Festival 2014

Well! We now have 41 Secret Singers going to the Street Choirs Festival in Hebden Bridge in July, 11th-13th- I am sure it’s going to be a great weekend. Today I have been uploading   into the members area of our website the recordings of the parts for the songs we will be doing. The password has been changed and will be available in class. We will be learning these songs for the rest of this term and will do our own massed sing of them at our Big Sing on 19th …

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March 25, 2014

Twitter

We now have a twitter account for Secret Singers which is @secretsingers4 You can follow us

March 25, 2014

Big Spring Sing Thing!

On Friday  28th March 2014 at 1- 3pm I am leading a FREE workshop in Burnley’s Open Market. It is open to anybody and everybody and is a chance to learn a few songs and have a good sing. I was asked to do this by Radio Lancashire and they will be there to broadcast our efforts live during the afternoon show. Towards the end of the workshop- WHICH IS FREE- we will move out into Charter Walk square itself and sing to the passing shoppers (I mean the transfixed …

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February 22, 2014

International Womens’ Day Event , Todmorden

Today (22/214) The Todmorden group of Secret Singers, aided and abetted by a number of women from the Nelson and Read groups performed at Todmorden Town Hall where there was an International Womens’ Day Event. The whole thing went done extremely well and was enthusiastically received by the assembly. So much so that we were asked to perform a reprise in the upstairs room for the stall holders there who could not leave their stall and did not want to miss out. I was so proud of the women who …

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February 11, 2014

Exciting news about the Marple group!

The Marple Secret Singers group has been asking about moving from fortnightly to weekly classes for some time now and I just haven’t had the capacity to do it. Well then I realised that what I needed was help and I found it in the form of Carol Donaldson! Carol has been a choir leader for 13yrs and currently leads Calder Valley Voices and Wrexham community choir (among other things). Just a quick look at her website was enough to know that we ‘sing from the same hymn sheet’ in …

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January 5, 2014

Class Start Dates 2014

The new term of classes is about to begin. It is a great time to join (or to return if you have missed a bit!) as I have prepared  a bunch of new songs for us to learn and enjoy. I look forward to seeing existing members again and to welcoming new friends not yet met. The start dates are; Read, Tuesday 7th Jan 8pm Todmorden, Wednesday 8th Jan  10.15am Nelson, Thursday 9th Jan 7.30pm Marple, Tuesday 14th Jan 1.30pm The recorded tracks of all the parts will be available …

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December 11, 2013

A little gift to you

Merry Christmas to you all and I look forward to lots more singing in 2014. much love from Olwyn x