April 3, 2017

Easter break and other activities

I am going on holiday at the end of this week, 8th April but there are a couple of exciting things happening in the run up to that. (holiday dates at the end of this post) On Wednesday the Todmorden group will be visited by a film crew who are making a documentary and are interviewing one of the group in relation to this whilst she is at choir- the interviewer is Rupert Everett- So that will be a bit different! On Thursday the Carer’s Chorus are going to be …

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February 8, 2017

Diary dates

Here are the diary dates up until the summer break No classes during the weeks beginning 27th Feb 10th April (and no class in Nelson on 6th April) 17th April 5th June Events booked so far are 6th April Carers Chorus sing at Manchester Cathreal 10th June Sing for Water Accrington  (there will not be a Manchester event this year, so East Lancs are stepping up) 12th July last class of the season and before the s   23rd- 25th June Kendal Steet Choirs festival July 12th is the last class …

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January 22, 2017

A Great First Week of Term

What a happy first week of term we have just had! It has been lovely to see the members again and some returning members too. It was particularly nice to be able to welcome quite a few people who were giving Secret Singers a try for the first time this week.                                                                  You are all so welcome!     …

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January 22, 2017

Street Choirs Festival 2017

Here is the information about the Street choirs festival 2017. There will be a Secret Singers groupattending and this is the time to sign up. I need your sign up and payment before 10th Feb, at the latest. I will also want to know if you wish to participate in a group accommodation booking. KENDAL STREET CHOIRS FESTIVAL – JUNE 23-25, 2017 The Kendal street choirs festival will be June 23-25, 2017 – the main events will be in the Kendal Leisure Centre hall which seats 900 – the busking, …

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January 4, 2017

The New Term

….and so the new term is about to begin, the new program of songs is prepared and song files are in the members area of the website. Firstly,I am off for a holiday and then to the Annual Gathering of Natural Voice Song Leaders for my annual uplift. As always I am looking forward to seeing you all again and sharing these songs with you all. I hope that we will get new members joining too. This is a great time to step in- please bring your friends (and neighbours …

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December 31, 2016

What we did in the Christmas Season

We have had a good season and I wanted to remind you of the charities we have helped. I am sending a donation of £325 to Medecins Sans Frontieres which is made up of £100 fee from Gordon Riggs, £102 collected from Busking in Burnley and Gordon Riggs and the rest as my pledge to give half of the takings (after rent) from the Todmorden group this last half term -£123. The collectors for Pendleside Hospice in Marks and Spencer’s said that they really mopped up whilst we were singing …

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December 9, 2016

We made a difference!

The Carers’ Chorus, with some help from their associates in Secret Singers, busked at Tesco in Burnley and £400 was collected for Carers Link! what a worthwhile afternoon. Well done and thanks to all who participated- it was fun too! They also sang at Great Harwood Medical Centre during a Christmas Fair at Which over £500 was raised for a project they are doing in memory of Dr Grayson Secret Singers will be busking in Burnley’s Charter Walk shopping centre on Saturday 17th Dec from 11am and at Gordon Riggs …

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November 27, 2016

Secret Singers Diary Dates Christmas 2016

Dear Singers and Friends, there are lots of things to get involved with in the next few weeks and here is the list. Please let me know what you are attending so that I can check that we have the right number of singers for the parts. Thanks Wednesday 30th November, the Carers’ Chorus are singing at Great Harwood Medical Centre, Water st BB6 7QR. We could really use a few extra singers so please let me know if you can help. We will meet at 1.30 for warm-up and …

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October 11, 2016

Half Term Break

Secret Singers Choirs will be taking a half term break on the following dates; Marple and Read 25th Oct Todmorden 26th Oct Nelson  27th Oct

September 25, 2016

Carers’ chorus (and friends) sing at Healthfest16, Blackburn Cathedral

On Thursday 29th September  the Carers’ Chorus will be singing at an event in Blackburn Cathedral which is a celebration of projects and activities which are promoting and improving the health and well-being of the people of Burnley Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Blackburn with Darwen. The event starts at 10am and continues all day. The choir will be singing at 11.40 and some secret singers have been drafted in to lend a hand too. The program is attached here, come along and give us your support. small-plhealthfest16brochure