Formerly Willenhall Musical Society
Our next Concert is at Sneyd Community Centre, Vernon Rd.,Bloxwich, WS3 2PA
on Saturday 19th November, starting 7.30pm. The concert is in aid of Parkinsons UK.
All are welcome.
PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED DATE FOR OUR ANNUAL CHARITY CONCERT
It would seem that musicians are like buses.. they always come in twos !
At long last we have a Deputy Musical Director and Accompanist and an Accompanist. We are extremely fortunate to have secured the services of Dr Edd Caine as Deputy MD and Accompanist, and Nick Jeavons as Accompanist. Edd has a glittering CV and is talented and versatile whilst Nick rejoins us after a stint in London. We already know what a good accompanist he is. We look forward to producing some excellent concerts between us. They have both recently become fathers for the first time so good luck to both of them!
This is what they look like in civvies, we'll get them in more formal surroundings shortly as they will entertain us at the forthcoming Charity concert.
Dr Edd Caine Nick Jeavons
We must place on record our sincere thanks to Matt Colley and Dan Tompkinson for helping us through a difficult time with great skill and no little humour. They will always be welcome .
The choir had a great time at a wedding in July. We were invited to sing , flash mob style, at the nuptials for Leanne Cooper and Lee Hagan at Calderfields Golf Club. It was a lovely day and a big surprise. We have not seen a photo of the happy couple yet, but here are some of the choir doing their thing.
We are holding another quiz night at Corpus Christi Community Centre , Ashmore Park on Friday November 11th, start 7pm. Come if you can!
For those of you who are interested in these things, we have uploaded a copy of the minutes of the choir dated 1945 when the name was changed from Yale and Towne to Willenhall Musical Society. There is also a photograph of an early concert. You can find them at the foot of the Archive page , but here is a link to them directly.
We paid our annual visit go Bilston Congregational Church on May 21st and enjoyed ourselves with some old favourites , solo items and a singalong.This time we managed a few photos too!
Our concert at Portobello Methodist Church attracted nearly 50 people despite the atrocious weather and we performed our usual varied programme,from All the Things You Are via Down by the Riverside to Bohemian Rhapsody, with a stop off for Best of Bond on the way.There were a few new faces in the audience and we hope to see them again.We all enjoyed it but no-one remembered to take any photos! We also raised over £400 to buy some new music.
After a fun packed year, our Accompanist, Robert Methuen,left us at the end of March. Robert had made it clear he could only be with us for a year but we will miss him.We have enjoyed his input and his humour.
Our Annual Charity Concert will take place at Sneyd Community School on Saturday October 15th.This year our concert will be in aid of sufferers of Parkinson's disease. Further details will follow.
We are available for bookings in 2016, so if your function can benefit from a good quality choir please get in touch. Details are on the Contact Us page.
We had a good turnout for our Quiz Night with a number of new teams competing. It was a tight finish and everyone had a good time. Thanks to Hilda and Pam for the food and Margaret O,C and helpers on the raffle. Anne did the scoring and also totted up the finances, as usual. On the night we raised over £220 to help buy more sheet music.
As usual, December was a very busy time for the choir. We sang on 6 separate occasions at Sainsbury's in Wednesfield and once again the generous customers chipped in £ 444 which went to MacMillan Nurses, and £102 was raised for our new sheet music.We also put one day's contributions into Wednesfield Rotary Club's donations for Alzheimers society. All in all a good effort by all concerned, and we had had a bit of fun along the way. Here's a picture!
The Willenhall Lock Museum was a bit wetter than usual, but the carols went down well and it was dry indoors!
Finally we serenaded the visitors to the Black Country Living Museum on the weekend before Christmas and everyone had great fun with lots of audience participatation.
Christmas was very tiring and hard on the vocal chords but it was worth it! Come and see us at one of our Christmas concerts at the end of this year, we should have recovered by then!
As ever we have a few snaps of the festivities.
We have been featured in the local "Willenhall" magazine and here is the article.