In a wonderfully surprising development we suddenly have a new Secret Singers group. Aspen and Chris who previously came tot he Clitheroe group were very disappointed when we could not get enough people to continue there and set about finding more people to sing during the day. They said we have 15 people and a venue in Todmorden- will you come? And so , brilliantly we started on Wednesday 24th Oct at the Fielden Centre in Todmorden. It is a really lovely hall, easy to find, warm, light, level and …

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The Bethany Children’s choir came to our Thursday night rehearsal at Nelson and they we a joy. They sang like angels and behaved like them too. We were treated to some songs they use in their daily prayers which they sang with eyes closed- so beautiful! and then a song which they had learned with British sign language for the deaf which was also lovely. We then did our song swap and the Secret Singers should definitely be proud of their Siyahambe but the children beat us hands down with …

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At our rehearsal night on Thursday 18th October the Bethany Children’s Choir from Tanzania will be joining us for the first half an hour or so. The choir is on tour from Tanzania.I have heard them singing ‘We are marching in the Light of God’ which we are learning in Zulu as Siyahamba. It will be fun for an African choir to be singing in English and us to have a go in an African language!! The children have great moves and I hope they can teach us some. It …

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The fantastic Crossroads Care in the Ribble Valley have provided the funding for 3 day-long workshops in the Ribble Valley culminating in a concert at West Bradford Village Hall in 17th November 2012. The idea is to raise awareness of the work of Crossroads Care and to have activity in valley halls across the valley which will bring people together for a grand day out. They especially hope to see carers having a day off  and getting some ‘me time’ but ALL are welcome.(and most of us do caring at sometimes in …

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