September 16, 2016

New Term

Well that is the first week of term done! It was so wonderful to see everyone again and to make a start on this term’s songs. What a joy. All the the groups are now running- Read , Marple, Todmorden and Nelson (and the East Lancs Carer’ Chorus) and new members are most welcome at all of them. Don’t be shy, just come along and get your free trial session.

July 25, 2016

We are now on a a summer break

Well the Summer Big Sing went really well as usual with great company, a wonderful atmosphere, lovely food and some fabulous singing. A great way to finish the season. The new season will start in the week beginning 12th September and I look forward to seeing all the old members again and to welcoming anyone else who would like to give it a go. If you have queries about joining, I am happy to speak to you on the phone at any time but be aware that I may be abroad. …

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July 9, 2016

Group email lists

Dear Secret Singers, I have just had to have my computer repaired and in the process my group email lists disappeared!! They have been restored but only to where they were about 18 months ago. I have done my best to recreate the full list but I fear that some people will have been missed. if you have not had a message from me dated 09.07.2016 then you have fallen off the list and wont get information on class dates or workshop or performance opportunities. If you see this and …

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June 13, 2016

Report on sing for Water North 2016

We had a fantastic day Singing for Water in Albert Sq Manchester yesterday .The weather was a bit challenging and with a spell of heavy downpour resulting in us all (300!) squashing in to a back corridor of the town hall for a fabulous rehearsal in a most amazing acoustic- that was a magical bonus. As we started we had raised £6892 for Water Aid this year, which means fresh water and sanitation for life for 460 people. I have received a message to say that Linda and Anna have …

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May 8, 2016

Spring Break

Wonderful as it is singing with all you lovely people each week I am planning to take a week off during the spring bank holiday week so there will be no class in Marple or Read on Tuesday 31st May Todmorden on Wednesday 1st June Neslon on Thursday 2nd June however, all classes will be back on the following week as usual and I look forward to seeing you all  there (and your friends, neighbours, cousins etc too of course!)

April 12, 2016

A new term of Singing Begins!

Although the school holidays are different all over the place, the Secret Singers Easter break has now finished and all groups are open again this week. It is a great time to join or rejoin as we are about to get cracking on some new songs. We will be learning some songs which will be sung  in Albert Square, Manchester on 12th June at the Sing for Water North event. Choirs from across the North will come together to form a massive choir to raise money for Water Aid and …

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March 18, 2016

Easter Break dates

My Dear Singers, we have made some wonderful music over these last weeks as this term’s songs have been coming together. We have one more week before my Easter break and I will now be starting to introduce this year’s songs for water so I look forward to seeing you all. NELSON group cannot use their normal venue this week  as the whole church building is needed for Maundy Thursday services. Therefore, I propose that we meet at the Read venue, ie, The Barn, Turner Fold, Read BB12 7QZ at …

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March 5, 2016

Sing for Water North 2016

This year’s Sing for Water North has now been launched! Sing for Water is a wonderful massed choir event which takes place in Albert Sq in Manchester on 12th June. Choirs and individual singers from across the North learn the program of 6 songs and come together to perform them and to raise money for WaterAid. WaterAid tell us that for £15 they can provide fresh water and sanitation for a person- FOR LIFE! Therefore each participant donates £15 and changes a life by having a lovely time singing. We …

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January 10, 2016

The New Year of Singing Begins

A very Happy New Year to you all! The choirs all start up again this week and I am looking forward to seeing all the old familiar faces again and to welcoming new members too. There have been a number enquiries from those wishes to start singing with us and maybe we will get some surprise additions too. This is a great time to start (or restart!) as we will be having some new material and a fresh burst of energy and resolve for the new year. People sometimes ask ‘do you …

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December 20, 2015

The Marple group Email list

This is a message for the Marple group. During ‘upgrading’ to Windows 10 the Marple group email list vanished from my computer. Not sent anywhere -just disappeared, as in deleted!!. I have tried to recreate the list and have sent a test message. I am definitely better at singing than sorting these things out so,if you should be on that list( which is only used to send messages to your group and always as ‘blind carbon copy’) and have not received a message about this from me dated 20.12.15 then …

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