Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas is coming

An enjoyable afternoon singing many of the Christmas Carols and some new songs and tunes for 2018.

Tea and cake but no mince pies.

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Pleased to help.


As a thank you for the care given to him by the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital our quire member Reg asked us to perform a fund raiser towards a MRI Scanner Appeal. The Unitarian Church kindly allowed us to perform in their wonderful building and the hospitals League of Friends put on fantastic refreshments which included great cakes.

The evening was well attended and the audience very appreciative, the quire sang brilliantly and the village band were tighter than ever and were joined by Mike a member of the audience who had come with his violin, Mike's sight reading was spot on and a great addition to the band.

A lot of money is needed for this scanner and the quire was pleased to help.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Bringing in the crowds

Our next event is being advertised around Shrewsbury, great poster so fingers crossed for a good turnout as it is a money raiser for the hospital.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Wellington Festival

The hard work paid off! The quire performed for an hour and a half to a respectable sized audience on a wet Autumnal Wednesday evening and they were an appreciative crowd shouting 'Shame and Ahhh' when we announced we were about to sing our last tune. Sadly like 'The Musical Lovers' we had no encore.

The Village Band also performed several pieces from the John Moore song book and had the audience clapping along, there was even talk of dancing.

We made a recording of the whole evening and I have to say I have enjoyed listening to it twice in 24 hours, good to hear the whole quire from front of house rather than from my usual position in the Bass line up on the back row.

All Saints Church Wellington.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Almost Perfection

Sunday Bryan, the music director, sorted all the wrinkles we had at St John's Methodist Church.
The quire is now all ready for The Wellington Festival.

Tea and cake were well earned.

Band also sorted and Peter playing all the introductions to the pieces helped with the timing. 

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Harvest Moon

After a week of Harvest Moons the quire entertained the good people of St Johns on a wet evening before sitting down to a harvest supper.

The Quire sang the program that will be used at the Wellington Festival in a weeks time,
there are a few wrinkles to be ironed out at the rehearsal next weekend but overall all went well. 

The Harvest Supper was great! Thank you St Johns.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Dotting the i's and crossing the t's

The quires last chance to get the music spot on before the St Johns performance, some members were still on holiday and we will have only one tenor at St Johns but all will be OK on the night, of this we are assured by our director of music.

The band was grouped as for the performance and played very well, unfortunately our accordion player had to leave early so the sound was a little thin.

Tea and Cake, need you ask?

Only one tenor! what's the betting he will still be asked to sing a little quieter, so no worries there.