We sang in CONCERT at St Wilfred’s Church, South Muskam. with Soloist Stephanie
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
Photos of this event:
Choir in full voice with Chris Preparing
for the event
courtesy Ian Kiddie)
Chairman Teg Davies and Choir members & wives pictured with Chris at the presentation.
(Photos courtesy Geoff Warrington)
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.
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.
Concert at St Wilfreds Ch., Calverton on Saturday 9th April, where our soloist was
again Maria Veretenina
We sang with the Greaseley singers at St Johns, Whatton in the Vale.
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
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.
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.