(Most  recent website update: Wednesday 13th July 2011

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21st May

We sang in CONCERT  at St Wilfred’s Church, South Muskam. with Soloist Stephanie Bodsworth.

4th June

Our next Concert was at St Mary’s, Greasley.

This was Chris Burton’s last concert as our MD, where, at a very young age, he had first learnt  to play the organ. After the concert a celebration was held marking his and Leah’s contribution to the Choir at which Chris was presented with an inscribed Mantle Clock as a token of our appreciation.  For a brief biography of Chris go to BIO.

Photos of this event:

                                  Choir in full voice with Chris                                     Preparing for the event

                                                                                                                                      (Photos courtesy Ian Kiddie)

Chairman Teg Davies and Choir members & wives pictured with Chris at the presentation.

(Photos  courtesy Geoff Warrington)

18th June

We were invited to perform a Recital at 11am at St Peters Ch., Nottingham as one of a series of “Coffee Break” concerts organised at that Church. We again had the pleasure of having Maria Veretenina as our soloist.

For photos of this event go to RECITAL

18-20th March (Somerset Tour)

3  engagements - at Wells Cathedral ; in Glastonbury with Glastonbury MVC, and at Weston-s-mare with the Cheddar MVC.  The Sunday Lunch guested Michael Eaves of the Glastonbury Festival.

        For Tour photos go to MOREFOTOS

24th March

We performed as part of Concert at St Barnabas Cathedral,

Nottingham.  Other Performers included soloist Michelle Todd and the Notts Police Band. This event was under the auspices of the Chairman of Notts County Council and  in support of the Royal British Legion, celebrating its 90th Anniversary.

9th April

Concert at St Wilfreds Ch., Calverton on Saturday 9th April, where our soloist was again  Maria Veretenina

7th May

We sang with the Greaseley singers at St Johns, Whatton in the Vale.

23rd July

Victoria  Barlow conducted her first concert with us on 23rd July at “The Crossing”, Worksop,  where we had the pleasure of listening to Michelle Todd, (right) our soloist at this very well attended event.  To visit Michelle’s website, click here.

 

RECENT CONCERTS  MAR-JULY 20111

29th October

This concert, at Corpus Christi Church ,Clifton, was held jointly with the the well known Dunvant Choir from South Wales. This well attended event was also graced by the presence of soloist Victoria Gray.  Following the concert the two choirs retired to the Clifton British Legion where they and invited guests enjoyed refreshments after which informal singing by both choirs was much enjoyed.    The photo below (courtesy Rod Haslam) shows our choir with Victoria Gray during the public performance in the Church.                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

 

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Note on “Formal” versus “Informal” singing

The Choir, as many other musical groups, is most often seen and heard by the public at a formal event, ie Concert, Recital, Carol Concert, etc., where there is a planned and staged setting usually with an audience for whose benefit the choir sing. On such occasions the choir is controlled and directed by a conductor or Musical Director, currently Mrs Victoria Barlow.

However there are times when the choir sings informally often for the members own enjoyment and not necessarily for an audience.  Such a case was the post concert social, or after-glow, on Saturday 29th Nov. in the Clifton British Legion.        Examples of both formal and informal singing occur on a recent video shot during a visit in September 2011 to the Papplewick Pumping Station, during a Steaming Day, ie a day when this wonderful Victorian Steam driven pumping engine is fired up in all its 19th century glory. Our Choir had been invited to sing in the engine house as part of  the proceedings.