News Update – Feb 2013

Last year, (2012), we celebrated our tenth year of singing together. During those years we have grown from a small group of about a dozen singers to our present choir which has thirty six singers, a pianist and deputy pianist.

We still enjoy our links with local and not-so-local Male Voice Choirs and performed with the Barnburgh Male Voice Choir last April – a joint concert to celebrate our ten years and their thirty years!

Some of our members also visited the Donaghadee Male Voice Choir in Northern Ireland in October as they had a party to celebrate their seventy five years, then at Christmas we shared a concert with the celebrated Thurnscoe Harmonic Male Voice Choir! (We get around with the lads!)

We held our own anniversary party in our Village Hall on October 20th last year with invited guests. We enjoyed a splendid buffet and danced the night away to the music of the Luke Cannon Trio.

By the end of the year, we finally got around to sorting out a new uniform, so we look forward to wearing that for our spring concerts, 2013. (See diary section)

We continually strive to maintain a comprehensive programme of music and this year we hope to add Mozart’s ‘Ave Verum’ and Faure’s ‘Cantique de Jean Racine’ to our programme, along with more African folk songs, songs from the shows and a couple of gospel songs. (See our updated list).

Many thanks to all our regular supporters and to Julian for maintaining our website.

Julia and the Barnburgh Village Singers.