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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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.
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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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
What a great evening we had at Burnley Rugby Club on 18th Dec. I thought this new venue for our BIG SING worked really well. It is a good room, with no distractions, plenty of car parking space and a separate area for our glorious buffet! The coming together of singers from all the groups was wonderful and our amalgamated choir made a truly joyous sound. Thanks to everyone who came and if you missed this one there will be another in July. See you in class
The Big Sing is nearly here! The 18th December is not far away and I am sure it will be a super evening. Everyone who comes along will get a Secret Singers bag as a Christmas present from me but if you want to get some as stocking fillers for friends and family then I also have some for sale at £2.50 See you soon! (sorry that it is sideways- I can’t turn it around!!)
I have now booked a venue for our CHRISTMAS BIG SING It will take place on Thursday 18th December 7.30-11pm at Burnley Rugby Club (part of Belvedere and Caldervale Sports Club) Address: Holden Road, Reedley, Burnley, Lancashire, BB10 2LE Telephone: 01282 424337 Directions: M65 J12, Right to Brierfield, Through two sets of traffic lights, Holden Road on left approx. 1/4 mile (Immediate left after the Oaks Hotel) It is not positioned quite so conveniently as Rosegrove Working men’s Club but there won’t be any competition from Karaoke and hopefully …
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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!!!!
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
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