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

18th April – St James; 25th April – Methodist;

2nd May – St James; 9th May – Methodist; 16th May – St James; 23rd May – Methodist ; 30th May – St James

6th June – Methodist; 13th June – St James; 20th June – Methodist; 27th June – St James

4th July – Methodist 11th July – St. James

Also we will be holding a Concert on 17th June at St James

 

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.

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  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!

Christmas 2015

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22nd December Carols at Longmore Nursing Home – Much appreciated by the elderly residents. Last minute booking as they had been let down by another group. Joined by three guests who came along to swell the numbers – including a National Express Bus Driver (not in uniform!) Asked us whether we would like to come next year.

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18th December Carols at Morrison’s Solihull –  A great evening – many smiles from the shoppers and occasional applause. We raised £116 for Acorns Children’s Hospice – even though we weren’t allowed to rattle our collecting buckets! Well done everyone!

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12th December Carols at ASDA, Shirley Slightly wet but still worth it. Had our own piper who played an Amazing Grace solo before and after we sang the song. ASDA managed to find a Gazebo so we didn’t get too wet and Andrea found a battery powered key-board so we didn’t need mains electricity. For the carols, Paul Campion, Minister of Shirley Baptist Church played the accordion with great gusto.

 

November 6 2015 Concert

DSC_0211bTremendous night. Six choral numbers became seven when the audience accepted the MC’s offer of an “encore”. They wouldn’t let us sit down after our session so we led them all in “this little light of mine”, “you’ll never walk alone” and some rock’n roll numbers, which were all before my time of course!

We are now looking to Christmas. If anyone wants to join us for the rehearsals do come along. Times and places of rehearsals as below