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76 Trombones
The recently introduced song 76 Trombones' practice parts have now been recorded by Jennifer and are available for boys to download for self-rehearsal during isolation: see Practice Parts to 'blow your own trumpet' perhaps?

Coronavirus halts Brue Boys activities until further notice
The Brue Boys committee decided on 14th March to suspend practices until further notice until it is safe to resume. 
The Annual Dinner planned for Saturday 21st March and the next concert planned for Saturday 4th April have also been cancelled.
Future concerts will be confirmed after rehearsals are resumed.
Announcing the
news, Conductor Jennifer Westcott emphasised the need to protect many choir members who are in the group most vulnerable to the virus.
She added 'Needless to say I am desperately disappointed at this turn of events and will miss seeing you all on Mondays so much'.

2020 Concerts

Our second performance of 2020 was another contribution to the Butleigh Revue on Saturday 18th January. See 2020 Concerts page for a report and photos. The photo left is a a special glimpse of our opening 2020 concert in Keinton Village Hall.

Our next concert was planned to take place on Saturday 4th April in St George's Church, Hinton St George, but has now been called off. See the Concert Programme for more details of this 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.

Rehearsals

We normally rehearse on Mondays at 7 for 7.30pm 2020 at The Stalls, Tilham Farm. 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.

Members can use the part recordings on the Practice Parts Page to brush up their performances. 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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