December brings with it carol singing and our first engagements of the festive season took place yesterday (1st Dec).
Three sets in two locations, the first on a rather noisy street outside Above Bar church where we competed with the traffic though not, mercifully with the merry-go-round. The second inside at City College’s Christmas Fair where folk were far happier to stand and listen which was heartening.
Your choir sounded great today- really enjoyed them:) had to rush off at the end so sorry I didn’t chat. X Gill Tuck
Hi Penny, You were so brilliant at the Festival Of Music. I really enjoyed it. It was all really superb! I am a Wessex Cancer Trust volunteer in the Southampton Group. Ali Baker
Our next event is being part of many musicians in a concert in aid of Wessex Cancer Trust at Highfield Church on Saturday 29th September, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 from Malcolm Harvey 8036 8101 or Jean Pearce on 8067 7427. Refreshments and nibbles will be available for a donation. Do come and join us for a great evening and raise money at the same time.
Great to be back after the summer break. Also good to meet Demelza and Weza who came to listen to us. We’ve been asked to sing before their wedding ceremony. It will be an African wedding, so brushed up our African repertoire: African Medley, Siyane Bulisa, Siyahamba etc to name but a few. Penny also introduced a new African song for us to learn that she’d picked up from a Black Voices workshop she attended over the summer! Considering we’d not seen/heard it before we picked it up quite quickly and managed a reasonable run through.
The choir’s final event of the term is on Sunday 15th July at St Mary’s Church, South Stoneham, Southampton. Starting at 3pm, we will be joined by some musician friends of the choir and there will be a mix of a cappella, gospel and instrumental music.
Tickets are £5 on the door – all proceeds go to St Mary’s Church.
See you there!