Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Melodious Spring

The Sopranos

The first rehearsal of Spring had the quire learning more new tunes and singing old favourites with a renewed spring in their step.

Cake and a cupa? Of course.

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.