December 29, 2014

Happy New Year Dear Singers!

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

December 7, 2014

An extra reason to come to the BIG SING

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!!)

November 5, 2014


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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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.  

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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