April 20, 2020

Song of the week, Love Call me Home

Our song of the week it Love Call me Home by Peggy Seeger. It is a beautiful song about friends helping to keep us going when things get tough. We are dedicating it to one of our singers who was bereaved this last week. I am inviting all Secret Singers to learn/ revise their part ( or choose a new one) from the tracks in the members area and then to sing it on Wednesday 22nd at 11.30am ,with her in mind, along with the recording of hundreds of singers …

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April 18, 2020

I have been playing!

I have been playing with a new app this afternoon and have made my own 4 part group! This is a very first attempt, so be kind. We did this Bowie mash up as a warm up earlier this year and you will be able to pick out the different parts andhave a go at singing along. I will soon put the words and parts in the members area for you to practice. There will be more of this so watch out! https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/rwhuC-iIszSy3bYNGhDH2A/

March 16, 2020

All classes cancelled due to corona virus

it is with great sadness that I have had to cancel all the classes until further notice since today’s government advice that we should stop all non essential contact. I will miss you all dreadfully and hope that we all come through this worrying time to sing and laugh again.

December 30, 2019

Sing For Water North 2020

Secret Singers will be participating in Sing for Water North this June in Preston.  choirs from all over the region will learn the same set of songs and will come together to sing them raising money for this amazing charity and changing peoples lives forever. EACH £15 RAISED ENABLES WATER AID TO PROVIDE FRESH WATER AND SANITATION FOR A PERSON FOR LIFE! We can change the lives of so many people for the better just by our singing, how wonderful is that! You can get all the information you need …

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February 4, 2019

one Day Singing Wokshop with Gitika Partington

I have arranged for Gitika Partington to come up from London to do a one day singing workshop for us. It will be at Accrington Library in their Lecture Hall ( where we had Sing for Water rehearsals) on Saturday March 16th 10.30am – 4pm. Gitika is a singer, songwriter, composer, arranger, music producer, choral director and educator with a wonderful and long standing reputation. She has published  several books of arrangements, some of which we have done with Secret Singers and others I have marked wistfully with ‘one day’! …

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January 7, 2019

The Spring Term Starts!

So here we are, Christmas and New Year all over til next time, the decorations packed away. What now? Choir restarts! All classes restart this week and I have prepared some new songs for us to share. It is a great time for new members to start too as we will all be learning together. We are registered to  participate in the street Choirs festival in Manchester in July and will make a start on some songs ready for that, there will be more to follow so we will get …

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October 8, 2018

Secret Singers at Hebden Bridge Choir Festival

Here we are at Wainsgate Chapel above Hebden BridgeIt was a lovely day listening to the other choirs and doing our own peformance too. Such variety. There were Zarebi who sing Georgian songs with their haunting harmony, Bradford Women Singers with their strong messages and beautiful voices, the hilarious yodelling group and PICante the women’s choir from Germany who sang wonderful songs from around the world. We had singers from the Read, Nelson, Todmorden, and East Lancs Carers Chorus groups coming together to create the day’s choir and we had …

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August 10, 2018

The New Term for Secret Singers Community Choirs

We will start classes again on Tuesday 11th September for Read and Marple, Wednesday 12th for Todmorden and Thursday 13th for Carers Chorus and Nelson. It will be a great time for new starters or rejoiners to come along I hope that all my wonderful singing friends are having a good summer break, I certainly am. I am now starting to do the preparation for the new term. We have a couple of events coming up and so initially we will be doing songs relating to those. On  Sunday October …

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June 8, 2018

Lancashire Day at Pendle Heritage Centre

What a lovely time we had singing at Lancashire Day at Pendle Heritage Centre last Sunday! We mustered 41 singers in the end and they came from the Read, Nelson and Todmorden groups and there was also a contingent from the Carers Chorus. We made such a joyous sound, I am so proud.