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14th July 2018

Kino Lounge as part of the KettFest Celebrations

Details to follow shortly

25th May 2018

Moulton Theatre

 A fantastic start to our 2018 season. With our new MD and Accompanist, the choir performed at Moulton Theatre on Friday 21st May.

The choir were invited by members of Moulton Players to perform “Songs from the Shows” in their auditorium, as part of their monthly social evening. The choir thoroughly enjoyed performing in this grade II listed, converted Methodist Chapel, as the performance had a very special and intimate feel to it. The auditorium only seats 68 people.

A variety of musical medleys were sung, including Broadway Blockbusters, Oliver and Les Miserables, The Sound of Music and You’ll Never Walk Alone. Our two soloists sang beautifully; Rosemary - “Someone Like You”, from the show Jekyll & Hyde and Alison - “If I Loved You” from Carousel. We ended with the song Cabaret as an encore.

After the performance the audience joined in a quiz to try and guess the names of the shows the songs were from.

The choir were made to feel very welcome, and after singing and standing for nearly 1 hour, appreciated the refreshments and a cheese and biscuit supper the Theatre laid on for them.

A successful and enjoyable evening was had by all and definitely a venue we would like to go back to.

 

Contributed by Teresa White

Seagrave Singer Alto, Committee Member, Treasurer & Librarian

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21st May 2018

Samaritans Cheque Presentation

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Last month Seagrave Singers were able to present a cheque for £1000 to Kettering Samaritans. This was a result of fundraising to support the local branch of a national charity. Our biggest fund raising event was our Christmas concert held at St Mary's Church, Burton Latimer last December, that certainly seems a long time ago!

 
The Samaritans rely on donations to support the amazing service they offer. The Kettering branch of the Samaritans is based in Montagu Street and offers a face-to-face service in addition to telephone support. They also have an outreach team. 
 
We were delighted to make this donation to such a worthy charity and wish them well for the future.

  

Contributed by
 
Steph Lindley
Seagrave Singer Second Soprano and Committee member 

 

16th December 2017

 Asda ~ Kettering

Well what a wonderful end to our Christmas entertaining, wearing Christmas jumpers and hats and smiling faces all round, plus our own Rudolph the red nosed reindeer accompanying us on the piano. A fantastic, relaxed time, to do what we all enjoy most and sing and entertain the shoppers as they face the stress of all the business of Christmas shopping.

We had our charity joining us, the Samaritans, collecting for a great cause, and we even got them joining in with some of the carols and there was the jingle of the coins filling the buckets. Hopefully they have raised a good amount.

 On a sad note we said farewell to our accompanist.

We started the term with uncertainty. But we honoured all our commitments to a high standard and now we can look forward to new beginnings in the new year. 

Have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

   

Contributed by Sandra Greenaway

Seagrave Singers Second Soprano and Assistant Muscial Director

13th December 2017

Burton Latimer Ladies Club 

We enjoyed our final "formal" concert this year at Burton Latimer Ladies Club which took place in the Methodist Church Hall. Fortunately the snow which had been a worry to drivers two nights previously at our social evening event in Rockingham had mostly cleared. However we did have quite heavy rain instead, and it was still very cold, but this did not deter our audience of ladies for our concert.

We were welcomed into a very warm hall, which was a huge contrast from the freezing church we stepped into to remove our coats and scarves etc! I think we all made a very hurried return back into the warm, and full hall.

We bagan our concert in good voice and the response from our audience was immediate and very encouraging. They all enjoyed our repertoire of mostly very well known Christmas classics, but also, it was said in the vote of thanks, that it was lovely to hear some new ones that were previously unknown to them and they were clearly appreciated.

We ran through the concert without a break, and the audience joined in very well with our sing-along carols. We were then treated to hot drinks, along with mince pies and Christmas cake, and we all enjoyed the reward for our efforts. 

It was a most pleasant and worthwhile evening singing for the ladies, who were a very responsive audience.

Contibuted by Ida Snape

Seagrave Singers Soprano  

 

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1st December 2017

" A European Christmas" at St Mary's Church, Burton Latimer

It was a cold and wet evening on Friday 1st December 2017 as a large audience gathered at St. Mary's Church, Burton Latimer where they received a warm welcome.

 

It was time for the Seagrave Singers Christmas Concert. Choir members had rehearsed, and worked hard, over the past weeks and were ready to perform.

The first half of the programme started with "Bethlehem", a firm favourite with choir members. We then went on a trip around Europe, starting in France then to Spain, a quick journey north to Austria and then back to the UK for songs from England, Ireland and Wales. Also included in the first half was one of John Betjemans Christmas poems......and a very sad song about two love lost goslings.

The interval gave everyone a chance to stretch their legs and have some refreshment.

The second half of the programme included well known Christmas songs and carols. There were also two readings, "Mary's Shopping List" and "Thank You Letter". With the help of the audience together we sang "12 Days of Christmas" with visual aids. The evening concluded with "A Merry Christmas".

Many thanks to Sandra, Karen, soloists, readers and helpers which all made for a great start to Christmas.

Quote, from Georgia age 5yrs ~ "Nonnie's choir is the best choir in the world!"  

 

Contibuted by Diane Batey 

Segrave Singer ~ Alto 

 

 

 

4th November 2017 ~ "Autumn Serenade"

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Choir in rehearsal in St Mary's Church

 A collaboration with Suzanne Newman in Twyford, Hampshire

A joint concert with Jewel Tones, and Abbey Junior School Chamber Choir

Arriving at Kettering Cornmarket Car Park, for an early and very wet start, I dripped up the aisle of the coach to find a seat wondering what I was going to do to fill the day of my first outing with the Seagrave Singers.

I needn't have worried!

By the time we had reached our scheduled "bio break" stop, the clouds had blown away and the gingerbread latte I had blew away the remaining cobwebs.

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Reaching Henley on Thames around midday ~ after and exciting detour down a single track road by the river ~ we alighted at the Little Angel where we were booked to eat lunch.

We had the Conservatory to ourselves and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know some of my fellow choristers......the food was pretty good too!

After lunch we had a few hours free in Henley, which I spent window shopping and wandering around the charity shops with Steph (Lindley).

There we discovered that we couldn't afford a house in the area, or the handmade chocolate shop, nor the "pre-loved" Gucci shoes!

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Our favourite place was The Tudor House Aladdin's Cave ~ full of items from our Grandparents' era.

After a well earned cup of tea we then got back on the bus for the short trip to Twyford, being treated to the sight of a lovely sunset over the Thames on the way.

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So to the main event, in St Mary's Church Twyford.This was  a joint concert with 2 girls choirs, Jewel Tones, conducted by Suzanne Newman, and Abbey Junior School Chamber Choir, conducted by Ruth Adams.

And what an event it was too!

Both girl choirs were of an extrememly high standard and so enthusiastic.

Adding a full to capacity audience, it made for a wonderful evening.

The highlight for me being "Going Up A Yonder" sung en masse by all 3 choirs.

 The journey home was made more interesting by various firewrok displays and the singing from the back of the coach.

All in all a lovely day, and I very much look forward to our next outing.

Contributed by Di Evans ~

Seagrave Singers second soprano 
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16th June 2017 ~ "On A Wonderful Day"

A Joint Concert arranged by Voices Aloud

in aid of Kettering General Hospital Intensive Care Unit

The day of the joint concert has arrived! Joint....not only two choirs but for our family too. Hubby Kevin is about to make his debut performance with Voices Aloud. Costumes have been obtained, (mainly from charity shops, particularly for Kevin!) washed, ironed and ready to go! It is a warm one so we know it could be a sticky evening under the lights of the thearte stage, especially with the Les Mis woolly shawls. We arrive together and go off to our spearate dressing rooms with the obligatory "break a leg". Kevin is a bit nervous, and I feel like a veteran (very smug)!

The whole evening was brilliant with great camaraderie between the 2 choirs, and maybe a little bit of competition too! The auditorium was full and the audience appeared to enjoy the evening, but more importantly a substanstial amount of money, £1,089.84 including a bucket collection, was raised for Kettering General Hospital Intensive Care Unit. 

Singing in a choir is one of the best feelings in the world. Good for both physical and mental well being. Come and join us.

Contributed by Lynne Parker ~ 

Seagrave Singers Alto 

 

 

 

 

  

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Forthcoming Events

14th Sept 2018 ~ Grafton Underwood Church

28th October ~ New Buckenham, Norfolk - Joint Concert with New Buckenham Brass Band

7th Dec 2018 ~ Carol Concert at St Mary's Church Burton Latimer

15th Dec 2018 ~ Carol Singing at Asda, Kettering

22nd Dec 2018 ~ Private Event at Barton Hall Hotel, Kettering

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