Rehearsals 2017

The venues are:
St James the Great Church, Stratford Road/Church Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 2AX.
Shirley Methodist Church, 257 Stratford Road, Shirley, Solihull, B90 3AL

Rehearsal dates and venues in October 2017:

3rd St James; 10th Shirley Methodist; 17th St James; 24th no rehearsal; 31st Shirley Methodist – also on October 21st we are taking part in the Three Choirs Concert in Hollywood.

in November 2017

7th St James; 14th Shirley Methodist; 21st St James; 28th Shirley Methodist

and in December 2017

5th St James; 12th Shirley Methodist; 19th St James

Three Choirs’ Concert

Come and invite your friends to this feast of Choral Music. Three choirs for the price of one! Our share of the proceeds will go to St Basils which prevents youth homelessness by providing support and accommodation. More details on  http://www.stbasils.org.uk/ We will be singing:

Let Me Ride
Bless The Lord With Me
Soon and Very Soon
Rainyday Getaway
This Little Light of Mine
Deep Down in My Soul
Amazing Grace 
Goin’ Home

Brilliant Summer Concert

Another terrific Annual Concert where we said farewell to our Director Chis Holley. We raised £552.40 for This Way Up, which works in Solihull secondary schools among young people who are coping with loss in their lives eg bereavement or family breakdown.

Singing our first item

Our accompanist George Ireland, who also serenaded us with ‘Au Clair De La Lune’ and Beethoven’s Pathétique. Thank you so much George

Chris joking with the audience. Some of us laughed!

Cheryl Hawkins, Director of This Way Up, sharing some of the fantastic work, this charity does in Solihull Secondary schools.

Will Tuckwell our virtuoso guitarist playing one of his two jazz pieces, including ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’. Great stuff!

 

Chris Holley receiving a standing ovation from the choir – richly deserved. Chris will shortly be moving to Cardiff, Shirley’s loss is certainly Cardiff’s gain.

The This Way Up information table with Director Cheryl Hawkins and Trustee John Bradley. Cheryl writes: “It was a great event with lots of community spirit and I’m very pleased to let you know that a total of £552.40 was put into our collecting bucket! This certainly exceeded my expectations. Please pass on my appreciation to the choir members for a very enjoyable and successful evening for This Way Up.”

 

 

Situation Vacant – Musical Director

The choir is looking for a new passionate, fun and experienced musical director to start from July 2017.

The new director:

  • will conduct rehearsals from 19:30-21:30 on Tuesday evenings during term time plus performances.
  • should be motivated to inspire the choir in enjoyable community music-making, embracing our style of being relaxed and open to all.
  • should be able to source and/or arrange affordable repertoire.
  • should be able to bring his or her own keyboard (or other instrument) to rehearsals to accompany or give notes.

Although the choir includes many non-Christians, and sings secular songs at non-religious events etc, we are looking for a Christian music director as this is a core aspect of the choir.

The fee is £50 per rehearsal and £60 per performance.

For full details: Click Here

Christmas Events

Back on the road again! Performing carols (mostly) at St James School Christmas Fayre.

img_6485More events to come:

  1. Christmas Tea at Layca Community Centre on Saturday 10 December at 3:30 pm;
  2. Christingle Service at St James Church on Wednesday 14 December at 5:30 pm;
  3. and we will also be entertaining the residents of Longmore Nursing Home a few days before.
    Come and see us if you can!