Christmas songs and food. 


Our extra pre-Christmas session proved to be a great success with forty women in total turning up to sing, and eat together. About twenty of these were people responding to our advertising or personal invitation and whom we hadn’t met before. It was good to see a few former members again too. 

Janet taught us some new songs as well as returning to some old favourites. The results were very impressive ending in a three part harmony of a new Christmas song none of us had sung before. Almost everyone wanted to sing but one or two were happy just to listen. 

A great selection of seasonal food was provided as well as mulled wine (non-alcoholic variety, as many people were driving). All the food was organised, bought and prepared by Janet and few choir members. Thank you to them for that. 

Our next session like this is on January the 3rd. All women are welcome as before. 

The session was paid for by Clinical Commissioning Group-Prescription for Wellbeing Fund (part of the NHS) as the health benefits of singing are well known.  

Thank you also to everyone who contributed to our Christmas collection, instead of sending cards to each other. As a result more than £38 was spent on festive fair for the food bank. Thank you to choir member Sue who shopped for this and delivered it to the food bank. 

And finally… Happy Christmas to everyone and see you on January 3rd for a good sing with lots more to eat .. don’t forget to bring a friend again. 

Dates for 2016.

1. Dates.
Next Term.
Return 19th Jan 2016 – No choir 23rd Feb – Finish for Easter 22nd March.

Summer Term.
Return 12th April. – No choir 24th May – Finish mid July.

2. Sing for Water will be on 12 June.

A chance to sing in a combined choir of about 300 in Manchester, rehearse locally with other people, rehearse on Tuesday night with Janet, produce an amazing sound and raise money for Wateraid.. To say nothing of the fun.
You can see us in Manchester here http://youtu.be/0lVrIjm-zgg. We are singing in Zulu and some of the altos discovered their true Zulu spirit!

3. Singing weekend at Minsteracres with Janet, 1st -3rd April.

See here for more details. http://www.minsteracres.org/retreats/janet-swan/
Although Minsteracres is a Christian retreat centre everyone is catered for.. Even if you just want to sing and have a walk round the lovely grounds. We can get a group discount and only a small deposit is needed. We can discuss this and book on our return in January.

And finally… Happy Christmas.

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Song and Food Week.
Well what great final week the choir have had. A bit of a sing in the Red Triangle cafe followed by a vegetarian meal and then a great performance at St John’s, Burnley and a huge buffet ready for us afterwards. We really did sing for our supper.

Well done everyone, we have had so many compliments about our performance. Congratulations and thanks to Janet Swan, our leader of course.

For some of us there’s even more as we sing with the Sufi Muslims on Sunday (20th December) at an interfaith event, at the Unitarian Chapel, Padiham 11am… followed by yet another meal…. Another post on that after the event. .

Happy Christmas to everyone!

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Singing for the Soul at the Red Triangle Burnley. Photo thanks to choir member Sarah Nutter.