Wednesday, 16 May 2012

More of your reports

So good to be kept up to date with what you are all up to!

A couple of weeks ago Sharon led a day in Cumbria which used the new Seasons and Reasons resource from CMM.  She sent an email to say how it had gone:

Between 30 & 40 took part, I haven't asked Julia (my new admin lady) the exact number yet. We used 10 songs and Barbara Brown linked the numbers with some readings & poems. I received a lovely email from a Kendal lady who loved the music and some nice comments from others at the end of the day.Several are planning to come to the next day on Saturday 7th July in Heversham. Will be looking at 6 different songs and recapping 4 songs from last weekend to use at the informal presentation at the end of the day. Slightly shorter day in July and ending at approx 3:30pm instead of 5pm.Really pleased that we decided to do the two days using S&R. We are hoping to do Jarius's Daughter in April 2013 as a full performance in Barrow & Kendal and The Inn Crowd in a day in Kendal on Saturday November 17th 2012.

Sharon is a choir trainer based in Barrow-in-Furness, and every year she leads the choir for our music week at Abbot Hall near Grange-over-Sands.  There's still some places on the week, so go ahead and book!

Another choir based in Derby recently took part in a couple of flashmob events:

Dear Roger,Thank you for your email; It’s good to hear from you. It certainly sounds like you’re already busy again, but I trust that the sabbatical was good and refreshing for you.Our notable event in Derby, recently, was taking part in an Easter Flash Mob at the local Westfield Shopping Centre. Videos of that event can be found at and It was great to be able to challenge people to think again about Easter with the music that we sang. (Altogether there were around 250 people taking part, with about 30 from our choir.)Our next focus will be Two Sisters and we begin rehearsing for that on 24th May. We haven’t booked any firm dates yet, although we are anticipating some time later this year, but we have had interest from one or two local Churches already. We are still looking to add to our numbers as part of that, so if you hear of anyone looking to join in in the Derby area, (or further afield who wants to commute!), then please let us know.Ian

And then we had this from Anthony:

Hello Helen, just to record we had a wonderful Easter weekend at a residential family event in Herefordshire. We successfully performed Jerusalem Joy with adults & children covering the songs & dialogue plus a piano accompaniment & two clarinets. The children are still singing the songs !!I may do a complete performance of Jerusalem Joy at St Margaret's Church, Olton on an appropriate date near Easter next year.With best wishesTony

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