Thursday, 23 March 2017

Joys and sorrows

Almost a full turnout of Quire members and all in good voice. It was fantastic to see the return of a bass member after fighting a long term illness and also welcome a new member in the Alto section.

The quire opened by singing beautifully the wonderful Gibraltar in memory of  a member who had recently passed away.

In good voice the songs for the May wedding were tackled before the customary cake and a cupa.

The Village Band gets better and better, The symphony in Old Foster sounded amazing, well done The Village Band.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

No Procrastinating

The Quire's music director wasted no time and plunged the quire into 3 new songs, steep learning curve but wonderful tunes which all the members enjoyed. A great vocal and mental workout.

Old favourites with enthusiastic playing of the symphonies by the band were also part of todays rehearsal.

A new band tune also.  Busy day.

There was also no procrastinating when it came to cupa time. Cake went down well but that's nothing new.

Monday, 16 January 2017

A New Year, New Songs, New Members.

The first rehearsal in 2017 was a great start to a new year, most of the singers and band were there on a very wet winters day and new members swelled the ranks.

Four new songs were sung with lots of enthusiasm and gusto, a very enjoyable rehearsal.


As usual the Quire were well rewarded with a cupa and cake.

By the look of the empty plates non of the Quire members seem to be worried about an after Christmas diet.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Seasonal Greetings

JMQ wish all our followers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Black Country Museum Christmas

By a roaring fire and underneath a lamp post on a bridge over the cut the quire members sang to huge crowds of appreciative merry makers. Holding their own against a brass band, barrel organ, a drumming band and numerous other carol singing groups and still with all that wondrous Christmas cacophony of sound people stopped and listened.

Later a performance was given to a small but attentive audience in the Chapel. A very enjoyable night of Christmas Cheer.

No supper tonight but most Quire members indulged in the museums legendary fish and chips.

Yo ay sin such a bostin night the wik befoa Christmus fowa yonks. 

Saturday, 10 December 2016

St Mary's Festival of Christmas Trees

The Quire, singers and musicians, were lucky enough to be invited to perform at St Mary's festival of Christmas Trees and what a festival it was, inside this wonderful church were hundreds of beautifully decorated trees.

The Quire sang Christmas carols and played a selection of dance tunes to the full church. An amazing turnout for the festival.


Village Band Musicians were in good form.

Quire members always enjoy singing the many Christmas Carols even when there are 4 versions of WSWTFBN to get through.

As usual we sang for our supper and mulled wine, what a finish to the evening. Thank you the kind people of St Mary's.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

St Nicholas Oldbury

On a cold and dark November night the good people of this small attractive Shropshire Church opened their doors to The Quire for a musical journey through the year.

The Quire regaled them with uplifting tunes such as Hail Smiling Morn and dark sombre Minor Key songs as in The Shropshire Funeral Hymn, we certainly know how to cheer our audiences up.

The evening was finished on a high with Sweet Chiming Bells to the words of While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night.

All was followed by a great hot supper with a choice of  four dishes, cheeses and cake, put on by the ladies of the church. What a great venue to sing for our supper.

As always the village band performed many lively pieces even with their chilly fingers.

Of course the wonderful hot punch helped.