15th December 2019

Carolling at Kettering's Winter Fayre

 It was a cold Sunday afternoon that members of the choir gathered in The Yards, Kettering.We joined the Raunds Temperance Brass Band  for some community carolling with the public. There was mulled wine and mince pies to get everyone in the "Christmassy Mood". As the light began to fade the Brass Band started to play and the singing began. Everyone enjoyed singing well known Christmas songs, and so that everyone could join in, the words were projected onto a nearby building. It was all very jolly and festive.  

 

Rosemary 

Contributed by Rosemary Fydler

Second Soprano

9th December 2019

Carol singing at Kettering Asda

On Monday evening the ladies of the Seagrave Singers were singing at Kettering ASDA store. Braving the winter temperatures they treated shoppers to a selection of Christmas pieces and traditional carols, warming the atmosphere and hopefully putting folks into the Christmas spirit! The money raised will be donated to Kettering General Hospital Centenary Wing, Seagrave Singer charity for 2019/20. 

We will be singing again at Kettering Winter Fayre in The Yards/Market Street on 15th December from 4.00 p.m. So wrap up warm and come and join in the fun. Happy Christmas!

 
Irene 

Contributed by Irene Beadsworth

Second Soprano

 

6th December 2019

Annual Christmas Concert at St. Mary's Church, Burton Latimer

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On 6th December 2019 we performed our annual Christmas concert at St Mary’s Church in Burton Latimer. This concert was particularly special for me as it was my first concert as Musical Director!
Despite the cold temperature we had a great rehearsal with a small break and some well earned food and drink before the main event.
The choir performed some pieces that have been in their Christmas repertoire for a while together with some new pieces including Let It Snow (although we were all hoping for no snow at the time). As well as many songs performed by the Choir we were also treated to group pieces, solos and readings. 
The choir performances together with some rousing carols involving audience participation made for a very festive and jolly evening. We hope to see lots of you at our Christmas concert in December 2020! 
 

Contibuted by 

Heather Bates (Musical Director)

 

 

1st December 2019

Carol Singing at "Johny's Happy Place Handmade Christmas Market"

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Lynda's first concert with Seagrave Singers

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The bright but cold afternoon did not put shoppers off attending Johnny's Happy Place Christmas Market at the William Knibb Centre, Kettering. There were many stalls offering all manner of handmade gifts....wreaths, Christmas decorations, china plates and ornaments, toys, bags, knitwear and cakes to name a few. To add to the Christmas atmosphere the Seagrave Singers were invited to sing during the afternoon. We were delighted to do so, and to continue our association with the charity. We sang a number of traditional carols as well as festive music from our repertoire.  Choir members brought family members along to enjoy the shopping experience...... and listen to our singing. It was the first concert for choir member Lynda Taylor. It was also a gentle first official concert for our new Musical Director Heather Bates, as we lead up to our main concert on 6th December 2019.  
Rosemary 

Contributed by Rosemary Fydler

Second Soprano

9th November 2019

Concert of Remembrance at Fuller Baptist Church

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 The choir awaiting the start of the concert

 

Maxine's first concert with Seagrave Singers

On Saturday the 9th November 2019 the Seagrave Singers joined with other singing groups, soloists and a brass band (as follows) in Kettering's Remembrance Concert.

The Decibelles - Wollaston Singers - Sound Sensation - Kim Chamberlain - Georgina Stock - Rohan Platts - Bobby Crick, Joshua Daniel - Kettering Town Silver Band.

Kettering Town Silver Band started off the concert playing the Royal Air Force March Past followed by the Seagrave Singers, conducted by Assistant Musical Director, Sandra Greenaway, singing For the Beauty of the Earth.

Many lovely songs were sung by the groups and soloists - to name a few - In Flanders Fields (very moving) - Fields of Gold - I Dreamed a Dream - We Shall Overcome - The Rose - A Nightingale Sang (Seagrave Singers) - Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Gaelic Blessing (Seagrave Singers) - Holy Holy Holy.  There was also a couple of readings and items played on the harp, plus some hymns the audience could join in. 

To signify the whole point of the concert Bobby Crick recited - At the Going Down of the Sun - and played the Last Post on his bugle.

The Concert was very beautifully performed by all concerned and there were some moving and poignant moments throughout.

Thanks were given to all performers and especially to Joshua Daniel who organised this Remembrance Concert. Thanks were also paid to Fuller Church for allowing the event to take place.

A brilliant and moving evening for us all to remember.

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Contributed by Shirley Hill

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