May 17, 2020

Song of the Week, 4. Sorrows Away

This week’s Song of the Week is Sorrows Away. I chose it because of the line…. ‘since we learned a new song to drive sorrows away ‘ and because it also reminds me of the wonderful Mandy, of the Tod group, at who’s funeral we sang a personalised version with plenty of gusto, just as she liked it. It’s a rollicking good song, one to let yourself go with! The learning track is on the members area and the words.                     …

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May 12, 2020

Another song for you, Rhythm of Life

This week’s song is The Rhythm of Life from the musical Sweet Charity. This version is an arrangement by Carol Donaldson. i hop you have fun singing it! Just copy the links and paste it into your internet browser. Enjoy! https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/w5w56tCAlMfs59PpPE022g/

May 4, 2020

Song of the week Follow the Heron by Katrine Polwart

This song was request by Barbara of the Carer’s Chorus and is about coming out of winter into spring. Chose a part and join in! i have made the recording on an app, it’s a neat thing. Click here the link below. If that doesn’t work copy and paste it into your browser, that worked for me https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/J9Q4h5L0pmR5l06yy544yQ/ just choose a part to learn and make yourself into a quartet with me!

April 26, 2020

Song of the week Do not Carry A Heavy Heart

the song of the week is ‘Do Not Carry a Heavy Heart’ by Ali Burns. it is one of those we are to learn for Sing for Water North and it is to be hoped that a future date will be found to hold that event. Members can find the parts in the members area and having learnt your part you can try singing it along with another part or with one of the combined parts versions below. Enjoy! This link will take you to the recording of this song …

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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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