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2020 Concerts

Our first 2020 concert was a welcome return to Keinton Mandeville Village Hall on Saturday 18th January. Tickets sold out a week beforehand and we raised over £1400, thanks particularly to local Brue Boys and their wives led by Geoff Gingell. See 2020 Concerts page for a report and photos. The photo left is a taster for the Keinton images!

Our next performance will be singing two sets of songs in the Butleigh Revue in St Leonard's Church to be held on Friday 6th March. See the Concert Programme for more details of the Butleigh and future concerts. Early booking is recommended as, since our appearance at the 2019 Glastonbury Extravaganza there is great interest in hearing us sing in more intimate venues.

 

Rehearsal Update

Rehearsals continue on Mondays at 7 for 7.30pm 2020 at The Stalls, Tilham Farm, with a packed room as numbers head towards fifty again. We continue to welcome new members who can try out a rehearsal or two before committing to joining us as a paid-up member. See the How to Join Us page for more.

We are now rehearsing a new group of songs which includes a return of some popular numbers like 'Sloop John B' and an English version of the lyrical song 'Let It Be Me' which will add to our expanding repertoire. Members can use the part recordings on the Practice Parts Page to brush up their performances, with Let It Be Me and What a Wonderful added to the collection. A complete list of our repertoire is on the Our Music page to get an idea of the wide variety of songs we sing.

Successful Workshop to end 2019 in style
The 2019 year ended in style with a
choir workshop, led by Dr Douglas Coombes on Monday 16th December, followed by traditional Christmas refreshments. Douglas is a very accomplished composer, arranger, conductor and director of choirs and was accompanied by his wife Carole, who is also a professional musician who played an active part in the workshop. Douglas put us through our paces with a lively warm-up, a series of exercises exploring a capella music and finally suggested some improvements to the way we sing 'To Where You Are', one of our regular performance songs. It was altogether a brilliant way to end 2019 and was followed by the usual festive end to the year. Jennifer and Hilde were presented with gifts from the boys after which we enjoyed a sumptuous buffet thanks in particular to tenor Bob Burns (of Burns the Bread fame), Hilde and Jennifer.

To find our more about Dr Douglas Coombes MBE click on to: www.musiciansgallery.com/douglascombes for more

Douglas behind Carole with our Conductor Jennifer
and, in between,our accompanist Hilde
Jennifer and some of the boys
Jennifer, Hilde and Douglas
Photos of Douglas during the workshop
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