No Rehearsal this evening (18th September 2012)

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No Rehearsal this evening (18th September 2012)

Just a quick post to let everyone know that the choir will not be meeting for a rehearsal this evening.  We are giving a concert in The Barrington Theatre, Ferndown.  We are looking forward to returning to this excellent venue.

The Theatre has a large proscenium arch stage, with excellent lighting and sound facilities which are enjoyed by professional and amateur companies. Audiences are offered year round varied entertainment from concerts, classic plays and rock bands, to large-scale musicals at affordable ticket prices.

We’ll be back in rehearsal at Norwood Place, Bournemouth next Tuesday (25th September)!

Kicking off the celebrations in style

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Kicking off the celebrations in style

Kicking off the celebrations in style

Members of the choir met in the grounds of Bournemouth Town Hall last evening (15th September 2012) to recreate the first performance of the choir; the members marked the events of 90 years ago to sing for the Mayor on the Town Hall steps.

The Mayor of Bournemouth gave the choir with a certificate to mark their work in the community over the years and made a special presentation of his long service award to Brian Miles, former choir secretary and now Tours and Special Events Manager.

The members were delighted to see a decent crowd of supporters wishing us well; the audience included our President (The Rev. Bryan Apps) and Richard Llewellyn from our sponsors Horsey, Lightly, Fynn .

More info on the 90th again soon, but meanwhile these are some snaps of the evening – watch the local press for the full report this week.

 

We’re in the Echo … again!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in News | Comments Off on We’re in the Echo … again!

We’re in the Echo … again!

The Bournemouth Daily Echo has today published another piece abut the Choir and its 90th anniversary celebration event at the Town Hall on Saturday 15th September. You can read the article here.

All preparations have now been finalised and we’re really looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible! Please note, the event is now due to start a little earlier than originally advertised and we will now commence at 6pm.

Fastest Chorister on Two Wheels

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in News | Comments Off on Fastest Chorister on Two Wheels

Fastest Chorister on Two Wheels

On September 8th 2012 choir bass Steve Blowers took part in a 200Km Pro Ride that followed the route of the first stage of this years Tour of Britain cycle race. This was fully supported ride giving riders the chance to experience the same conditions as the professional Tour riders.

Steve did the distance of 127 miles in 7 hours and raised much needed funds for Help for Heroes.  Thanking those who sponsored him Steve said, “It was great cycling through the county of my birth. I was hammering along watching the tarmac and the wheel in front for a lot of the time so didn’t see much.  Weather was great though, just like the warm Suffolk summer days of long ago!”

Well done Steve, we are very proud and envious too! If you would like to sponsor Steve, there is still time – please visit his page here

New CD Launched

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in News | Comments Off on New CD Launched

New CD Launched

The launch of our latest CD, ‘One Voice,’ in partnership with our Sponsors, Horsey Lightly Fynn, was covered in a story in the Bournemouth Daily Echo on 9th September. Read the full article here. We’re delighted to feature once again within our local newspaper and hope to see them again at our anniversary performance at Bournemouth Town Hall on Saturday 15th Sept at 6pm!