Lahnstein May 2017
The Seagrave Singers went on tour to Lahnstein, Germany ... more information coming soon!
17th December 2016
16th December 2016
"The choir was EXTREMELY professional. It was a VERY enjoyble evening." Shirley Harris, Uppingham
2nd December 2016
The evening was a great way to start the Christmas Season with such an appreciative audience. There were many favourable comments about the programme selection and singing. Our thanks to MD Sue Peel for devising such a thoughtful programme. Thanks also to our super accompanist Karen Carr. For two of our new members it was their first concert. Congratulations to them.
12th September 2016
The Seagrave Singers were proud to present a cheque for £2,000 to Teamwork, Kettering, This was the amount raised by the choir from their charity concerts during 2015/16. Steve Wharmby, Centre Manager, was pleased to accept the cheque on behalf of the charity, from Seagrave Singers charity co-ordinator Diane Batey. Not only did the choir raise funds for Teamwork but it also initiated and sponsored a Teamwork choir. They made their debut performance at the Seagrave Singers Summer Concert on 25th June 2016, at The United Reform Church, Kettering, and they were brilliant.
The Seagrave Singers are delighted that the Teamwork choir will continue to perform and wish them every success.
18th August 2016
18th July 2016 ~ Celebration of Lahnstein Tour
On a very hot and sticky evening the choir assembled in Kettering Council Chambers to perform in front of Kettering Mayor, Scott Edwards, and other dignitaries, including visitors from Lahnstein.
Once again Jonathon Reynolds compered the evening for the choir. Even though the evening was sweltering the choir sang with great enthusiasm to a most appreciative audience.
13th July 2016 ~ Woodford
The penultimate concert of the season proved to be yet another wonderful evening of song from the Seagrave Singers and soloists from the choir.
Mary Proctor, daughter of choir member Kate, sang her first public solo when she joined the choir as they sang the "Les Miserables Medley".
25th June 2016 ~ Charity Concert at United Reform Church, Kettering
A busy week-end for the choir. Following the success of the previous evening the choir hoped that this concert would also be to their high standard......and it was!
Since 2009 the Seagrave Singers have been under the direction of Sue Peel. With her enthusiasm and inspiration the choir's repertoire has increased and broadened to encompass many musical genres. As the choir has improved the musical arrangements have become more challenging, and the choir has risen to this.
In September 2015 the choir was joined by a new accompanist, Karen Carr. She quickly become part of the team, and has a great sense of fun. She must be congratulated on her finger gymnastics during the evening.
This evening's show was made up of show tunes, gospel music and film music.
Once again the event was compered by Jonathon Reynolds and again he sang with the choir and performed solo pieces. His duets with Sue Peel were beautifully sung and the choice of music from "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Spamalot" brought an element of pathos and humour to the show. It was a revelation to choir members when they watched Sue Peel throw herself into "musical theatre mode"......and the audience enjoyed it too.
The audience at the United Reform Church, Kettering relished the whole evening. One regular attendee said it was the best Seagrave Singers concert he had seen, and he particularly liked the new-look "Les Miserables Medley".
The concert was BSL Sign Interpreted by Krista Norris.
"The Show-Stopping Songs for the Summer" was in aid of, and included a choir from, Teamwork. The Teamwork Trust is a local charity working to provide vulnerable adults with work, social councelling and educational programmes. As part of the Seagrave Singers involvement a small choir was formed. Choir member Diane Batey liased with the trust and under the direction of Andrew Phillips the choir made their debut performance...to rapturous applause.
"Thank you so much for letting Teamwork Trust have this wonderful experience. An opportunity to boost both confidence and self esteem. A night we will not forget, thank you everyone."
24th June 2016 ~ Grafton Underwood
On a warm sunny evening the Seagrave Singers gathered to sing in St James The Apostle Church, Grafton Underwood. It is a beautiful church and a joy to sing in because of the fantastic acoustics.
The programme consisted of many show tunes, gospel music and film music.
The choir were lucky to be joined by Jonathon Reynolds. He sang with the choir as well as performing solo pieces and duets with MD Sue Peel.
The audience were very appreciative and one lady was heard to say it was the best money she had spent!"
I could tell from the audience's enthusiasm how much they enjoyed the evening" ~ Graham Bell, Event Organiser
11th June 2016 ~ Pipewell
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The choir were invited to provide entertainment for the villagers in their celebration of the Queen's 90th birthday. It was a lovely occasion. The audience were most appreciative of choir's programme, which were mostly songs from musical theatre, with a special request for the Les Miserables medley the choir sing. Included in the afternoon event, were solo's and duets from choir members.
Aftrnoon tea was provided outside during the interval. Even the sun shone!
"A great big thank you to all the wonderful ladies that entertained us so well on Saturday in Pipewell. Fabulous songs, fabulous choir, lovely people." Colin Sprikett ~ event organiser
The show was the idea of Hugie James, Musical Director of Voices Aloud, and The Seagrave Singers would like to thank him for inviting them to be participate in the event.
A grand total of £1,089 - 84 was raised, a great achievement. Well done to everyone involved.
22nd May 2016 .
On Sunday The Seagrave Singers were happy to participate in the Northampton Festival of the Performing Arts at Northampton High School.
In the Ladies Choir Class the ladies sang "Like A Rainbow" by Bob Chilcott, "My Love Dwelt in a Northern Land" by Elgar and "Winter Fire and Snow" adapted by Brendan Graham, from the poem "Fire and Snow and Carnevale" by Macdara Woods. In this class the choir were awarded "Outstanding", and were praised for their richness of tone.