August 6, 2021

Summer Recess

Thank you to all who came to the summer term’s outdoor sessions. Everyone did really well and we had lots of laughs. lots of you were surprised at how you adapted to singing whilst a bit more spread out, odd at first  but that got better and you got use to relying more on what you could do yourself than on other people. I think that growth in confidence was a very positive thing! have a lovely summer everyone, see you in September. Olwyn x

June 25, 2021

Just 4 more chances to sing before the summer break!

The summer break will begin after the 20th July and will go on until 20th September. However, that means that we still have 4 weeks of singing left! We have been very lucky with the weather so far so keep your fingers crossed!! We will be continuing with the songs we have already been singing- Be the Light, Crossing the Bar, Sing Out, All shall be Well, The Bowie Mashup and this week, providing we have the singers to cover the parts, I will include ‘Freedom is Coming’ because it …

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June 7, 2021

outdoor classes are doing well!

So this will be our 3rd week of outdoor singing and it has been a joy to hear everyone. I didn’t realise that you could miss people’s legs so much!!!! (obviously in a totally non creepy way!) I have been asked to include Crossing the Bar and found this video from Sing for Water North in Manchester a few years ago. notice Gloria, Stella, Noreen and Trish  on the front row, giving their all and flying the flag for Secret Singers. There is still space for more singers so don’t …

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May 20, 2021

We can Sing Together Again!

Yes, we can sing together again, IN PERSON! Albeit only outdoors but it is a firm step in the right direction. Venues arranged and risk assessments are all done. songs chosen and prepared and a rain jacket for our banner cum word sheet holder has been fashioned (wait til you see it, it’s really something!) We started this week. Todmorden should have been first to kick off but with a forecast of 77% chance of rain I cancelled. However Tuesday was a new day and perfect for both the Marple …

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March 25, 2021

Spring BIG SING!

  Dear All, next Wednesday 31st March 2021 will be the last of the free zoom sessions I promised at Christmas.  I hope the sessions have helped you over the dark days, as they did for me. The ‘light’ is almost upon us! Therefore next Wednesday evening will be our virtual BIG SING! Please feel free to come whether or not you have been attending this terms sessions. We will sing through as many of the songs we have done as we can. It would be lovely to make an …

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December 8, 2020

Merry Christmas Everyone!

On this day when the light at the end of the tunnel shines that bit brighter and the first vaccines against Covid19 have been given i have decided that a little singing might be in order. Although, here in Lancashire, we are in tier 3 there are special rules for carol singing!! we can only be in groups of 6 and must be socially distanced but I am going to give it a go here in my home village of Read. The 3 songs we will use are now uploaded …

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July 21, 2020

Song of a couple of weeks ago, Paul’s Shanty

I did this song after Graham from the Marple group said how much he liked it. I did email it to all members but forgot to put it here. I was getting proper silly with the makeup and costumes so enjoy.

June 14, 2020

Song of the week, collaboration, Shine on Me

For ‘Song of the week’ this week I have had help from our dear friend Peter Whittham. The song is Shine on Me. It is quite a while since we sang this in class and some of you will remember that it was such a favourite of Nic Dennison that we sang it at his funeral. It is a joyful song and I hope you enjoy it. Don’t forget you may need to copy this link and paste it into your browser. As usual, the individual parts are in …

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June 7, 2020

Song of the Week, Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder

It has been a busy week this week as we have had a rash of birthdays of friends and family with more to come, including the impending arrival of our second grandson and this inspired me to do this song. The individual parts recordings are in the members area for you to practice  and then let rip at your next celebration!