Prior to their summer break, the ladies of the Major Oak Pop choir enjoyed performing two fabulous concerts with the theme of ‘Movies and Musicals’ to two extremely enthusiastic audiences who each enjoyed classics such as I Could Have Danced All Night, On My Own, Dancing Queen and I’ve Had the Time of My Life. The favourite song of both evenings was when everyone joined in with a superb rendition of The Time Warp, led by Jodi Govan, who ably took the role of Riff Raff which brought the house down.
The first concert was held at the Newstead Conference Centre, supporting ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Our Centre’ – two dementia charities local to Kirkby-in-Ashfield. Singing promotes wellbeing in all sorts of ways for those living with dementia, and it was a privilege for the choir to invite the clients of ‘Happy Days’ to join them on stage, along with singers from the famous ‘Our Dementia Choir’ which is championed by Nottingham’s own Vicky McClure.
Thank you must go to Pauline Stojanovic, who is a member of the choir, and who works at ‘Happy Days’. It is a challenging task to organise and promote a concert, and Pauline did a fantastic job, helping to raise £1,700 for the two charities.
The second concert was held at the Church of St John the Baptist, East Markham. Another choir member, Louise Kendall, has links with this church, and initiated the organisation of this concert, which raised £1,940 for the Church.
The choir is now looking forward to returning to rehearsals to prepare for their Christmas performances. Songs will include classics such as It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Winter Wonderland and White Christmas amongst other festive favourites.
Confirmed dates for your diaries are:
- Thursday 23rd November: Edwinstowe Christmas Lights switch-on
- Saturday 9th December: The Crossing, Newcastle Avenue, Worksop
The Major Oak Pop Choir is an adult choir, exclusively for ladies. Choir members come from all walks of life and attend weekly rehearsals to enjoy friendship, fun, and to share a love of singing. Through their performances, the choir are proud to have raised tens of thousands of pounds for many good causes in Nottinghamshire.
To find out more, find them on Facebook @majoroakpopchoir, visit www.majoroakmusic.co.uk or contact Pauline Daglish on 07450 316756.