Looking back at my article a year ago, I find that once again we are bathed in glorious sunshine and even more importantly, Ash has been our Guide/Mentor/Musical Director for a year and is still as inspiring and enthusiastic as when he began with us. We enjoy our rehearsals under his leadership and choir practise generally goes with a swing (literally). We do enjoy some songs with a bit of syncopation!
Another non-change is our encouragement to potential new members. You are welcome to come and sing with us for two or three weeks before deciding if you want to join. There is no necessity to read music and no audition, just a desire to make music together. I think singing ought to be included in the ever-growing ‘mindfulness’ movement. It does lift the spirits!
We are rehearsing old and preparing new material for our spring and summer concerts. We love to perform and we know that our audiences like some familiar pieces but we also like to offer new songs to expand our repertoire and so appeal to a wide range of audience.
If you would like to book us for a celebration, fundraising, charity event or just ‘a bit of a do’, please contact our Concert Secretary, Phil on 01623 822070.
Our engagements are:
- Saturday 10th June — A Concert at Farndon Church with ‘The GentleMen’ at 7.00pm
- Saturday 24th June — Our Annual Summer Concert at Edwinstowe Village Hall at 7.00pm
- Saturday 8th July — Concert at St Chad’s Church, Pleasley Vale
You can find information about the choir at www.thedukeriessingers.com, their YouTube site or their Facebook page. They rehearse every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm until 9.15pm in the Concert Hall at The Dukeries Academy in Ollerton. This is best accessed via the Leisure Centre entrance and free car park.
It is difficult typing, but I am crossing all fingers for the present lovely weather to continue. A happy late spring to you all.