On Saturday 10th November we sang in support of Abby’s Heroes.
Abby’s Heroes is a charity which supports children and the families of youngsters who are being treated at the Piam Brown and Teenage & Young Adult wards at Southampton General Hospital.
Abby’s Heroes website
On several occasions the choir has supported the Piam Brown ward at their bi-annual memorial service, but this was the first time in support of Abby’s Heroes.
We sang a medium length set in the foyer between Marks & Spencer & Sainsbury’s to aid their publicity and fundraising.
Some of us came along to sing for Breast Cancer Haven and support their fundraising efforts in Southampton Precinct last weekend. The sun shone, the punters enjoyed the singing and even joined in, and gave generously! Over £385 was raised which Breast Cancer Haven were really grateful for. Well done, those who sang and those who gave!
Music in the City 2018 celebrated its 10th year this year. Every year it’s got bigger and better and every year we’ve been there to support it. Fantastic to see all the vaults and unusual places opened up for live music and everyone having a good time! Here we are singing at King John’s Palace on Blue Anchor Lane – a beautiful venue and well worth a visit if you have not seen it.
Well, not quite here, but bookings have been taken and preparations have to be made.
At choir practice we have been dusting off the seasonal music to make this year’s events even better than usual
Saturday 8th December 5pm
Christmas tree festival in St. James’ Church, West End.
We have sung at this event in the past, the church building is full of fir trees each decorated by a group within the community, some
traditional, some quite wacky. Some entertainments are available through the weekend of the festival and we are one of those.
Saturday 15th December
The Big Christmas Sing at St Alban’s Church, Swaythling
Action from a previous year’s BCS
We also hope to do carol singing in the pub, perhaps on the street somewhere, and investigations are underway regarding a couple of other Christmas events
It’s that time of year again…
Saturday 29th September
The tenth edition of this annual music fest when a huge host of musicians play in many different locations across the centre of Southampton.
And are your favourite gospel choir performing this year?
King John’s Palace (behind Tudor House) at approximately 16:10.
Monday 17th September – CHANGE OF VENUE! A football match is scheduled at St. Mary’s tomorrow night so we have decided to re-locate our rehearsal because the roads around Central Hall will be mayhem and parking may be difficult.
So tomorrow night our rehearsal will be 8-10 pm at All Saints’ Hall, Winchester Road, SO16 7DL. There is a small car park to the rear (entrance from Pointout Road) and onroad parking. Here’s a link:
Back to Central Hall as usual next week.
Tonight we’re back at Central Hall and, just a reminder, it’s a Bring a Friend night. Do wear your name badge if you have one too! We’ll be singing something new, getting ready for Music in the City on 29th September, and catching up with new and old friends over coffee. Come along if you can! If there are spaces in the car park, then go for it (but please don’t block anyone in!). Otherwise you can park for free on the single yellow line on Cook Street just opposite. Looking forward to it!