Major Oak Pop Choir

by | 15 July 2022 | Hobbies, Music, Sherwood

The Major Oak Pop Choir is a ladies’ choir. Based in Edwinstowe, choir members come from all walks of life to share friendship, fun and a love of singing. They are proud to have raised many thousands of pounds for good causes, lots of them local to Nottinghamshire.

As things started to open again post-pandemic, the choir was thrilled to be back performing in concerts. On a sunny VE Day afternoon, the ladies enjoyed taking part in a music event in the magnificent setting of Sherwood Forest, where they were also very proud to join with the Nottinghamshire Band of The Royal Engineers for a very special rendition of ‘We’ll Meet Again’. It was fantastic to see so many people out enjoying the music, their picnics and the sunshine!

The choir then performed its first formal concert for over two years at The Crossing, Worksop, where a very appreciative audience welcomed them back and made it an incredibly special evening for all involved, with everyone up on their feet singing along to ‘Sweet Caroline’ as a finale. At this concert, the choir was pleased to have raised £863.20 for the Rope Project – a charity based in Ollerton which supports victims of domestic abuse, and which has recently supported several Ukrainian families who have settled in this area.

For the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee the choir recorded a song called ‘A Life Lived with Grace’, which was specially written for choirs all over the UK and the Commonwealth nations. Major Oak’s recording can be heard on their Facebook page and website.

The choir is now looking forward to its next concert, which takes place at St Mary’s Church, Edwinstowe on the evening of Saturday 23rd July. When members returned to rehearsals following the pandemic, they were unable to use their usual venue as it was too small for social distancing, so St Mary’s Church very kindly allowed use of the Church. Without this amazing offer, the choir would not have been able to start up again, so as a big ‘thank-you’ all proceeds from this concert will be donated to the Church. It promises to be an uplifting evening of popular songs, so please go along! Tickets cost £8.00, including light refreshments.

If you would like to find out more about the choir, the charities it supports and details of how to obtain concert tickets, visit www.majoroakmusic.co.uk, find them on Facebook @majoroakpopchoir or contact Pauline Daglish on 07450 316756.