This year we are working on a series of Latin American songs, which will culminate in a tour of village halls in early spring featuring dancing and guest artists.
We're delighted to announce that we've just started work on a new, Arts Council-supported project in conjunction with the Bubble theatre in London. It will be a community-researched play, with the current working title "The Perils of Primary". We plan to bring a performance to Lancaster sometime in March 2018.
Read more about the Bubble's work on this project...
Our new term has begun. We've just started work on a couple of new projects so now is the ideal to join us. But don't delay! We're moving at a fast rate, with lots of gigs planned this year. Come along to the Gregson on Monday at 7.10pm.
On a cold but sunny weekend at the beginning of February, the choir ventured to Blackpool to perform Frankenstein at the Winter Garden's Film Festival. We loved being there and would like to thank the organisers for inviting us.
We all felt privileged to be part of the performance of For Every Child on Saturday in the joint event with the Priory Choir and four local primary schools.
Thank you to Jeremy Truslove, maestro for the evening, for bringing Andy's moving work to life with such a talented and enthusiastic crowd of singers and musicians.
Our new term, and new choir year, begins this Monday 29 August. 7.10pm at the Gregson as usual.
If you're thinking of joining us you're welcome to come along to the rehearsal and try us out. We're in the middle of rehearsing for a concert on 17 September but you can still come along to the rehearsals before then, and see what you think, without having to participate in the concert.
We were blown away by the support of audiences at the final Charlie the Cello performances at the Priory. The participating school children were on great form with their singing. Quite a few of us in the choir had to confess to a little tear in our eye as the kids joined with us to entreat 'Alice' to 'seize the day'.
But don't despair if you missed it. Our first Charlie performance at the Gregson was recorded and you can watch it now...
If you want to join in and sing along, a souvenir brochure with the complete words is available. Just get in touch.
We're delighted to report that we have received confirmation we will get our Arts Council grant for the Charlie project. This was only possible thanks to the overwhelming support we received from friends, businesses and community groups.
The grant was conditional upon us raising £4000 ourselves - in less than three months! We have to admit we weren't sure we could do it, but our supporters rallied round and we not only reached our target, but we exceeded it!
A massive thank you to everyone who donated or contributed their time to fund-raising activities.
Watch this space for news of Charlie concerts later in the year.
We don't often ask for money! But we are currently on a fundraising drive to make our next project go ahead. If we don't raise somewhere close to our projected sum by the end of November we lose our promised arts council grant of £8000! Read more about the project. Here's how you can help...