November 5, 2015

East Lancs Carers’ Chorus affiliate to Secret Singers

I am delighted to announce that The East Lancs Carers’ Chorus has now affiliated to the Secret Singers family of choirs. I have been leading the choir for some time but from this season they will be learning the same program as the other choirs and will be able to access our members area for the learning of song parts. It also means that the Carers’ Chorus singers will be able to join into Secret Singers events and when they have an engagement Secret Singers will be able to join …

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October 24, 2015

The Sacred Nine

One of the songs we are currently learning contains the lines ‘sacred nine teach us the mode, sweetest notes to be explored’ and I thought that this was some kind of biblical reference- but no. The sacred nine refers to the Muses of Greek mythology as below. The Nine Muses The Nine Muses were Greek goddesses who ruled over the arts and sciences and offered inspiration in those subjects. They were the daughters of Zeus, lord of all gods, and Mnemosyne, who represented memory. Memory was important for the Muses …

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July 20, 2015

Secret Singers Big Summer Sing Photos

What a wonderful time we had on Saturday at Burwain Sailing Club! The place was full, it was marvellous! The food was brilliant- so much cake this time!!! The singing was fantastic and the general feeling of joy and camaraderie was everything I have ever hoped for. So , for me there are a few bars rest then gathering some songs for next term for you and off we go again. I look forward to seeing you all there- and any potential new members who read this PLEASE COME AND …

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July 14, 2015

End of term and Big Summer Sing

Dear Secret Singers, this is the last week of singing for this term. I know that some people won’t be able to make it to the Big Summer Sing so this week’s class will be their ‘end of term party’ If there is something that you would particularly like to sing again this week then please let me know. Below is a list of all the songs we have worked on since January- I think it is quite impressive! So come along to this week’s class and have a good …

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June 27, 2015

Secret Singers Choir performance at the Classic Car show Towneley Park Burnley

Our Secret Singers Choir, made up of members from all 4 groups will perform at The Classic Car Show at Towneley Park Burnley on Sunday 28th June at 2.45pm. We will be performing songs  which we learned for Sing for Water North along with a few others from this term’s repertoire. We hope to be able to collect a little more money to swell the Sing for Water  North total The choir will assemble in at dedicated marquee next to the police and St John’s ambulance tents at 2.00pm for …

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June 5, 2015

Secret Singers go to Sing for Water North 2015

Sing for Water North 2015 will take place on this Sunday 7th June and our last rehearsal is over so Secret Singers are all ready to go!(except for a little last minute cramming for the words, I expect :)) Over 40 choirs will be represented in the 300 odd singers so I am sure that it will be a marvellous uplifting experience for both singers and audience.The performance will start at 2pm so all we need now is for lots of people to come on down to Albert Square and help us …

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April 15, 2015

Our Next Adventures!!

The new term starts up next week (week beginning 20th April) and we have 4 events before we break for summer in mid July Firstly, those who wish to will be performing a joint concert with the Arden Angels, girls choir, at Christ Church, Carr Rd, Nelson on Saturday 16th May. Any proceeds from the event will go towards maintaining the fabric of the church (which is where the Nelson group meet).I very pleasing number of singers are already signed up to participate, though more are welcome. The second event is …

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March 31, 2015

Easter Break

All the groups will be having a little break for Easter and the closed dates are below. Read and Marple are closed on7th and 14th and resuming on 21stApril Todmorden is open on 1st April, closed on 8th and 15th and resumes on 22nd April Nelson is closed on 2nd (Maundy Thursday), 9th and 16th and resumes on 23rd I look forward to seeing you all then.  

February 15, 2015

Dates for your Diary

There are several events planned for this season and you are welcome to any or all of them. 7th March Saturday- The Three Valley Choir in Todmorden is hosting a workshop day with the wonderful Una May. Tickets may still be available and I know several Secret Singers are planning to go to that. 22nd March Sunday- Jules Gibb is coming to Accrington Library to do a workshop on the songs for Sing for Water. If you sign up for SfWN then it will be included in your sign up …

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December 29, 2014

New Term Start Dates

Preparations for the new songs for this term are well under-way and all that is now required is YOU! (and your friends, relations, dog-walker, hairdresser, solicitor, gardener, orthopaedic surgeon, etc) Classes all begin in the week Beginning 12th Jan 2015 at the usual times and places (see  classes) Tues 13th- Read and Marple Wed 14th – Todmorden Thursday 15th – Neslon I can’t wait to share these songs with you. See you there