"By working hard we can achieve anything" - Choir member quote
The Choir like to socialise during the year.
16th March 2020
Last rehearsal before coronavirus shutdown!
We were just discussing the news that it would be our last rehearsal for a while, when Julie lightened the mood by walking in wearing a mask and carrying toilet rolls, pasta and UHT milk. Well done Julie.
Take care ladies and keep singing.
Contibuted by Jean Lawrence
29th February 2020
What a fabulous day the choir had when Musical Director, Heather Bates, lead us through a fun "Singing Day". The aim of the day was to "Blend" and "Bond"!
With much excitement we met at our previous rehearsal room in Park Infant School, Kettering on a cold Saturday morning.
The whole day was extremely well organised. It started with an amusing warm up session followed by a powerpoint presentation demonstrating the right..... and wrong way of singing in a choir. Then it was our turn to "blend" our voices....in the correct way.
During the morning session we embarked on a brand new piece, "Gloria" by Edward Gregson. Many of the choir members were not familar with the music but all agreed that it would be a fabulous and challenging piece to learn. We also concentrated on our diction as we sang through "Can You Hear Me?" A firm favourite with choir members.
After lunch and another light hearted warm up, we started a second new song, the cheerful, "Chattanooga Choo Choo". With this song we concentrated on tone and dynamics. The day ended by singing though a gospel song from our repertoire, "The Storm is Passing Over" .
"Bonding" came during our coffee, lunch and tea -breaks. The committee had organised refreshments, and the table was laden with home made cakes and biscuits. Teas and coffees were also provided. It was a great time to relax and chat with everyone.
We sincerly hope that Heather will do a repeat singing day in the future!
Contributed by Rosemary Fydler
16th December 2019
Christmas Social ~ At Kettering Golf Club
A good night was spent at Kettering Golf Club on the evening of 16th December 2019 for the annual Christmas Social of the Seagrave Singers.
Kay had, once again, organised the social to be a wonderful evening. The meal was delicious. The entertainment, which included games and quizzes, involved everyone and were greatly enjoyed and appreciated. Well done and many thanks to Kay.
We wish everyone a peaceful (and musical) New Year.
Contributed by Jean Bellord
17th December 2018
Christmas Dinner ~ Kettering Golf Club
A Christmas Party Ditty ~ Sung to the tune of "Good King Wenceslas"
The Seagrave Singers all set out
The Golf Club was their venue
For a night of merriment
Fun was on the menu
Brightly shone the sequins there
All had dressed up smartly
Glitter sprinkled in their hair
For the Christmas party.
First came Kay with magic wand
Gaining our attention
Setting quizzes and card games
Played with concentration
Then the Pass the Parcel came
With gifts and forfeits laden
Round and round the table went
Treats for every maiden
Then it was the time to eat
All were feeling merry
Turkey, salmon and nut roast
Posset, pud and jelly
What a night of joy we had
The smiles and laughs were hearty
Sharing fun with all our friends
At the Seagrave party.
Contributed by Mary Hardy