October 26, 2014

Classes during half-term and then Birthday week!

During this half term week there will be no class in Todmorden as new windows are being fitted at the Fielden Centre and also no class at Marple Methodist Church as Carol is off for half term. HOWEVER…… the Read and Nelson groups are on as normal and I look forward to seeing you there. The following week is Secret Singers Birthday week when we will be 4 years old- so there will be cake!!!!  

September 25, 2014

Join in a Mid Pennine Arts Event?

Mid Pennine Arts are holding an event commemorating the Christmas Truce of the First World War. This link goes directly to information about the event and gives all the necessary musical information too. You are very welcome to use this if you are interested in participating in the event. The first workshop took place yesterday and I understand that it was a great success with more than 50 singers attending. There are still 2 more workshops to go and therefore still time to join in.https://app.box.com/s/b266haymnyvjqendbem6  

July 27, 2014

New Term

Secret Singers sessions have now finished for the summer holidays. We are always glad to welcome new members and returning members alike and I look forward to seeing you all then. The start dates for each group are: Todmorden  Wednesday 10th September 10.15-11.45am The Fielden Centre Ewood Lane Todmorden Nelson Thursday 11th September 7.30-9.15 pm Christ Church (cafe area) Carr Rd Nelson Read Tuesday 16th September 8- 9.30 pm the Barn, Turner Fold, Read BB12 7QZ Marple Methodist Church 2nd Sept  1.30-3.15pm  

July 27, 2014

Summer Big Sing 2014

Members of Secret Singers from all 4 groups met for our summer Big Sing to mark the end of term and to have a big old sing to keep us going until we resume in September. Everyone brought some food to share and, despite my warnings that nobody was feeding everybody and that anything you brought which was not eaten should be taken home, there was still a fair few goodies left to suppliment the lunch of the surprised Saturday sailors. It was, as usual, a fabulous feast, and amazingly …

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July 27, 2014

Street Choirs Festival 2014 Hebden Bridge

What a wonderful time we had at the Street Choirs Festival! About 40 Secret Singers took part (I am not sure of the exact number because it was like counting a box of frogs!!) and we made a very good showing. All the groups, Read, Nelson, Todmorden and Marple were represented and came together to sing as one choir. We had a great rehearsal for the Mass Sing on Saturday morning and filled the Hope Baptist church with soaring song. We were lead by Carol Donaldson, who leads our own Marple …

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July 15, 2014

The Big Summer Sing

This coming Saturday 19th July we are holding our Big Summer Sing as our end of term bash before our summer break. It will be held at Burwain Sailing Club Reedymoor Lane, Foulridge, Colne, Lancs BB8 7LJ and start at 7.30pm All Secret Singers and their guests are welcome. Admission is just £5, there is a bar and everyone is asked to bring some food to share (you don’t have to feed everybody!) We will have a drink, some food, plenty of chat and then sing all the things we can …

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July 15, 2014

The Longest Choir report

  We now have some pictures kindly sent in  By Janet Hill of the Marple group, which were taken by her husband.Here we are gathering in the park. This is the Olwyn briefing the singing stewards. Some people are clearly not focusing on the conductor!!Getting everyone crossed safely over the road and into position needed a person with great personal authority This is what a long choir looks like Some of the Marple Secret Singers giving it their all!And then a visit from the longest bike. It was a great …

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May 30, 2014

The Longest Choir Event

Almost 50 Secret Singers are signed up to be part of the Longest Choir in the World record attempt which will take place on the Longest Day of the year, 21st June, on the longest continuous hill in England, Cragg Vale nr Hebden Bridge Yorkshire, whilst the Longest Bunting in the world is being measured and the local cycle club are doing the longest cycle ride on the longest day. It is going to be fun and a bit mad and there os room for loads more singers! Two open …

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May 8, 2014

Street Choirs Festival 2014

Well! We now have 41 Secret Singers going to the Street Choirs Festival in Hebden Bridge in July, 11th-13th- I am sure it’s going to be a great weekend. Today I have been uploading   into the members area of our website the recordings of the parts for the songs we will be doing. The password has been changed and will be available in class. We will be learning these songs for the rest of this term and will do our own massed sing of them at our Big Sing on 19th …

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March 25, 2014

Twitter

We now have a twitter account for Secret Singers which is @secretsingers4 You can follow us