Thank you to everyone for your donations in lieu of giving each other Christmas cards. We raised nearly £50 and have managed to pack two boxes of goods which will be taken to the food bank at Burnley FC next week. They have already expressed their appreciation.
Well done, generous friends.
Just a reminder that we’ll be singing seasonal songs at our sessions on 10th and 17th December.
Feel free to wear sparkle, Christmas jumpers, silly hats, illuminated earrings etc to either or both sessions. It’s Christmas, after all. We intend to enjoy some nibbles and fizz on 17th December.
We return to singing after Christmas on 14th January 2020.
Provisional dates for next year are on the home page of the website.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions for which seasonal songs you would like to sing. For the three remaining sessions of this term (26/11, 10/12 and 17/12) – please bring folders with any Christmas songs in. (These may be on salmon pink coloured paper). Janet will bring spares but it would be good if we don’t have to reproduce everything when most of us already have them.
The two sessions on the 10th and 17th December will be choir led as noted before.
So far the talent that has come forward is as follows:
- Someone willing to teach songs and play guitar (such talent!)
- Someone prepared to do some mindfulness
- A couple of Ukelele players maybe?
- Someone sorting out some nibbles (non crumbly) and lovely fizzy stuff to drink for the 17th
- And there will be other fun stuff!!
So do come along if you can, it will be fun! Please also note that choir will not be recommencing until Tuesday 14th January, so if you come on the 10th and 17th, you are only missing 3 weeks (and 2 of those are Christmas and New Year).
This week’s update relates to December / Christmas sessions (see below) and is a reminder that you are all very welcome to attend the final performance about Ethel on 22 November at 7.30 at The Civic Arts Centre in Oswaldtwistle. Jackie, Sarah and Margot will be singing as part of the choir so if you want to go along and support, please let Janet know asap if you would like tickets.
“In the mood for Christmas” – this is what we are calling our sessions in December. We really hope that everyone will come along for some fun, games and nibbles – oh and also some singing! If you have a favourite carol or winter song, please do bring it along next week (19th November) so that there is time to sort out music / words before our sessions in December. These sessions will be “choir led”, so if you have ideas for other activities please bring those too. Some nibbles will be provided, but if you want to bring anything else to share please do. We will also have a box for donations in lieu of everyone giving everyone else a Christmas card. As usual, the proceeds will be spent on contributions for the food bank
So please note forthcoming dates:
• Tuesdays in November – led as normal by Janet (and part of the 6 week block)
• 3 December – NO CHOIR THIS WEEK
• 10 and 17 December – choir led sessions. Cost £5 (if you come on the 10th and the 17th you don’t have to pay twice).
We will be reminding ourselves of some lovely seasonal songs over the next few weeks – Janet has picked a few of our favourites and a few to make us laugh. We will be meeting as normal until the end of November (the end of our 6 week block) and then paying half price for two one off sessions. These dates will be in December and are being run by Karen to include seasonal songs, games and some nibbles on at least one of the Tuesdays!
This week, let’s remind ourselves of how much we love coming to this choir by singing a song from our past, learning a new song together and doing something a bit quirky to make us laugh. So choir this week will be a lovely mix of a very old favourite (a song from War Horse), a very new song and our usual daft warm ups. I’m sure we will have a really heart warming session!
Hope you all had a good break last week. We start our next six week block tomorrow and will be covering our usual, delightful mixture, of songs to learn. We will meet at the usual time 7pm, at Brierfield Library.
Please don’t forget you have the opportunity to pay for a six week block if you find that more convenient. It does help the choir and admin but weekly payments are fine too.
The dates for the rest of this year are as follows.
22/10/19 to 26/11/19 (6 weeks – with an option of an extra couple of weeks if you would like to sing carols and winters songs, with Karen on the guitar, during December)