Monday, July 10, 2017

Pewsey Music Festival Here We Come!

We've been chuffed to learn that the |Evening of Summer Music we put together last Saturday has raised £628 for the Bouverie Hall refurbishment fund. many thank to our co-stars Mothers Jam, R&R Folk Duo (the Richards Selman and Rees) and the White Horse duo (Babs & Maggie).

Next up is the finale of our season before we have the rest of August off and that is the Pewsey Music Festival which we will be kicking off along with the Pewsey Belles Ladies Choir.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Hopping To It ...

Yesterday saw our first social event of the year as around 30 members and friends took the short trip to Devizes for the tour of Wadworth's marvellous Northgate Brewery. 

We were looked after royally by tour guides Beki and Lucy and were privileged to meet the company stars Max, Monty and Archie, the famous shire horses. We sang a few folk songs by way of appreciation including, being so close to the old Hopton Barracks, Ralph Vaughan Williams' arrangement of A Farmers Boy to the tune of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regimental march.

Thoughts now turn to our AGM and next three concerts:

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Springing Into Action

Where did those three months go? ... 2017 is starting to take shape nicely with a few new songs being brought in to the repertoire and membership numbers now in the 30+ bracket. Still room for new faces, the more the merrier!

We have recently performed at a couple of private functions and have accepted an invitation to sing in St.John's Church Pewsey on Friday 5th May, 7:30pm. This is a public event in support of an 800+ mile Bike Pilgrimage from Cape Wrath via the Hope Valley to Peacehaven that is being undertaken between 16th May & 16th June by one of our top Tenors. Please come along and hear all about it. 
Also in March our members have decided that that the Wiltshire Air Ambulance will be the choir's Charity of the Year. We will be looking to raise funds to help keep this vital service in the air, e.g. by accepting private bookings in return for a suitable donation towards our target for the year.

Monday, December 19, 2016

New Year's Resolution? - Sing for Fun! #getmensinging

The London Bound platform of Pewsey Railway Station first thing this Monday morning saw our last Christmas engagement of 2016. Apart from thoroughly enjoying ourselves as usual we hope we spread good cheer to our audiences!
Our two public Christmas gigs in Marlborough (Town Hall & St Marys) plus three in Pewsey (Fire Station, Heritage Centre and Rail Station) have seen us help to raise a total of ~£2,000 for Macmillan, Brighter Futures, The Fire Fighters' Charity, Children with Cancer, Julia's House and Pewsey heritage Centre.
First rehearsal of 2017 is Mon 9th in St Johns 7:00pm for 7:30pm, new voices welcome as ever ....