October 29, 2013

Todmorden Group’s 1st Birthday

Happy Birthday to the Todmorden Wednesday morning group which has been running for a year this week. Thanks to Aspen and Chris for initiating it and to all the lovely members who come to the Fielden Centre for a sing every week.

July 29, 2013

We are on holiday!

Secret Singers is on its summer break at the moment but all the classes will resume in the week commencing Sept 9th. New members will be very welcome and is it an excellent time to join (or rejoin) as there will be a new program of songs. I look forward to seeing you then and can’t wait to share with you the songs I have come up with. Have a great summer and keep singing!  

July 15, 2013

What a Fabulous Big Sing!

Didn’t we have a wonderful time at the Big Sing on Saturday! Burwain Sailing Club was a wonderful venue, it was warm and fine enough to do some singing outside- even if there was a bit of competition from music from across the lake. I have had some lovely comments about the evening which I include here and also some photos. Angela Dewey, Marple group sent some recordings which are mp4 format and I will try to get those on too. I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and must now get on …

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July 12, 2013

Summer Big Sing 2013

We will have the Summer Big Sing at Burwain Sailing Club once again this year. It will be on 13th July at 7.30pm All our members (and resting members) are welcome and may bring a guest if they wish. (It’s a lovely way to introduce a friend to Secret Singers). Everyone should bring something to eat to share and there will be a bar. It will cost a £2 entrance fee which includes a free prize draw. The weather looks well set so it should be a great evening- see …

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July 1, 2013

Classic Car show, Towneley Park June 30th 2013

A total of 32 Secret Singers came and sang at the Classic Car Show at Towneley Park in Burnley on Sunday. We sang our program at 1pm with a choir of about 20 and again at 3.30pm with 32. There was time in between to visit the beer tent, get some lunch at the cafe, get doughnuts and give the kids a go on the bouncy castle and even look around the amazing collection of cars! Above is a photo of some of the Todmorden gals taking their ease with …

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June 13, 2013

More Sing for Water Photos

Thanks to Sue from the Nelson group for these shots. We had such a lovely day!

June 11, 2013

Sing for Water

Here is a picture taken just after we had Sung for Water, in a massed choir of about 500, in Manchester’s Albert Square. (We did miss a few folk off the picture who had to get straight off unfortunately). Secret Singers were a goodly proportion of the whole choir , I was very proud! We had good weather again for the event, even if it was a bit chilly when the sun went behind a cloud. It was a wonderful experience, once again and I feel sure we will want …

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April 29, 2013

Sing for Water workshop last Saturday

Saturday 27th april saw a full house of Sing for Water participants at Band on the Wall in Manchester. The programme was a repeat of the first workshop a couple of weeks ago at Bridge5 Mill as it was an overflow workshop to cope with unprecedented demand for places. We had a super day and learnt 5 of the 7 songs which will be performed in St Ann’s Sq on 2nd June. The atmosphere was fantastic and the sound was wonderful! The event will be astounding with over 400 singers from choirs …

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April 19, 2013

Lovely article in the Marple Review

Recently Avril Marsh of the Marple Review visit our Marple group and wrote this lovely article about us. she gave her permission for me to reproduce it here. Singing is a universal response to life’s ups and downs, a gift that multiplies when shared.  While it may transcend barriers of culture, creed and language, there are nonetheless some who feel left out when the music begins. People who believe they can’t sing maintain a stoic silence rather than risk revealing a tuneless squawk. Only in the privacy of car or …

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March 31, 2013

Easter Break

We have had a super time since Christmas, have learned some great songs and made a start on the songs for this year’s Sing for Water. I am now having a break of 2weeks over Easter and will get back into gear in the week beginning 15th April. I look forward to seeing members old and new then as we prepare for sing for Water and our summer Bid Sing. Have a lovely break and pray for some sunshine!! Olwyn x