22nd December Carols at Longmore Nursing Home – Much appreciated by the elderly residents. Last minute booking as they had been let down by another group. Joined by three guests who came along to swell the numbers – including a National Express Bus Driver (not in uniform!) Asked us whether we would like to come next year.
18th December Carols at Morrison’s Solihull – A great evening – many smiles from the shoppers and occasional applause. We raised £116 for Acorns Children’s Hospice – even though we weren’t allowed to rattle our collecting buckets! Well done everyone!
12th December Carols at ASDA, Shirley Slightly wet but still worth it. Had our own piper who played an Amazing Grace solo before and after we sang the song. ASDA managed to find a Gazebo so we didn’t get too wet and Andrea found a battery powered key-board so we didn’t need mains electricity. For the carols, Paul Campion, Minister of Shirley Baptist Church played the accordion with great gusto.
Tremendous night. Six choral numbers became seven when the audience accepted the MC’s offer of an “encore”. They wouldn’t let us sit down after our session so we led them all in “this little light of mine”, “you’ll never walk alone” and some rock’n roll numbers, which were all before my time of course!
We are now looking to Christmas. If anyone wants to join us for the rehearsals do come along. Times and places of rehearsals as below
The Choir is now busy rehearsing for our next Concert.
This is called Do They Play Rock n’ Roll in Heaven? – music to rock you; sing along to and to fuel your imagination! This will be at St James the Great Church Shirley on Friday 6th November – all tickets already sold out! Proceeds from this evening will go to the RNIB.
This will be our first concert under our new Director of Music Chris Holley.
Next rehearsal will be at St James on 3rd November at 7:30 pm
We are back every other Tuesday on 4th September!
We welcome new members so please do pop along and try us out. 7:30pm at Shirley Methodist Church.
The concert was a massive success with over £500 raised for Methodist Homes.
Congratulations to all invloved!
The concert went extremely well. Lots of good comments and the choir were in good form!
We are now looking forward to the joint concert on 21st July – keep it free!