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

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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