Major Oak Pop Choir

by | 25 November 2022 | Hobbies, Music, Sherwood

The Major Oak Pop Choir, the ladies choir based in Edwinstowe, were honoured to receive a certificate from ‘The Commonwealth Resounds’ to mark their participation in the Queen’s platinum jubilee beacon event, when they learned and recorded a specially commissioned song for the occasion called ‘A Life Filled with Grace’. When they received the certificate in October, it seemed particularly poignant given Queen Elizabeth’s passing in the previous month.

The ladies of the choir were knitting furiously during October to make as many poppies as they could, and these were donated and shared between the Edwinstowe branch of the British Legion, and St Mary’s Church, Edwinstowe for use in displays at the cenotaph and inside St Mary’s Church. It was lovely to be able to contribute to a such fitting tribute for Remembrance Day.

They were very sad to say goodbye to some of long-term members, who have recently moved on from the choir for various reasons. They wish Rita, Barbara, Maureen, Mel, Sarah, and Sheila all the best, and hope to see them soon, perhaps at one of their concerts! As they operate a waiting list, it meant they were able to offer places to some new members, and they hope they enjoy singing with the choir.

At the time of writing, the choir were busy learning new songs in preparation for a concert at The Crossing, Worksop on Saturday 26th November, when they have been invited to be the special guests of the Anston Male Voice Choir, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary year. This concert will be raising funds for the Weston Park Cancer Charity, Sheffield.

In the approach to Christmas, the choir will be singing at the Edwinstowe Christmas lights event on Thursday 24th November, and at the RSPB Visitor Centre in Sherwood Forest on Sunday 18th December, where they look forward to singing some classic festive favourites.

The choir would like to thank all their supporters, and they wish them, and all the readers of Sherwood Life, a happy and peaceful Christmas, and all the best for 2023.

If you would like to find out more about the choir, the charities they have supported, and details of forthcoming concerts, please find them on Facebook @ majoroakpopchoir; visit www.majoroakmusic.co.uk; or contact Pauline Daglish on 07450 316756.