JMQ

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Was it us?

Another great rehearsal to polish our numbers for the forthcoming gigs. Helped along by the usual irresistible cake.

At the start of the rehearsal the sun was out and it promised a warm summer afternoon, by the end it was wet and dreary like an autumn Sunday, trust it was not down to the quire's singing.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Fire and Brimstone

On one of Britain's hottest days the Quire sweltered their way through numerous tunes. A depleted  tenor and soprano section, two in each, a strong alto and bass section had us all working hard to either be loud or quiet.

Tea and cake were very welcome.

No band this week as many were away.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Harmonious Sunday




New songs new tunes, lots of fun and of course wonderful harmonies at today's rehearsal.

The band played two new tunes ready for the Wellington Festival.


Tea and Cake? As always.



Monday, 8 May 2017

Hail the Month of Maying

Two Quire members got married at Shrewsbury in the Unitarian Church.

They kindly invited all of the quire and asked for songs to be sung.

Never turning down a chance to sing, especially with refreshments added the quire turned up in force and sung as suggested by Charles Wesley (mentioned in a previous post),

Congratulations to the happy couple from the quire members.



The happy duet Soprano and Tenor.

followed by the rest of the quire looking forward to a resounding performance.






Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Lustily with Good Courage

At todays rehearsal The Quire sang the way that John Wesley suggested "sing lustily and with good courage" and they sure did.

So much so there was little time to eat all of the cake.

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.

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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.