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Portobello Methodist Church, 21st April 2018. 7.30 pm.
We look forward to a happy, healthy and musical 2018 for all our friends, helpers and supporters.
Firstly we regret to announce that Pam Proffitt has had to resign as Chairman of the choir for personal reasons.
She has led and represented Willenhall Singers for many years and worked hard on our behalf. We all thank her for care and commitment and hope to see her back singing at some point in the future.
We held our Annual Dinner on January 8th at the Pavilion and had a good time as usual. David Bartley entertained us.
Concerts have now been arranged for April 21st at Portobello Methodist Church and our Annual Charity Concert, now in its 26th year, will take place at Sneyd Community centre on October 6th. Watch the diary page for details of any concerts added to our programme for 2018.
We presented a cheque for £2220, a record for our charity concert, to Alzheimers -Dementia Local Support, on December 14th. This sum was raised by the efforts of the choir, its members and supporters, principally from our major concert on November 18th, and also from activities during November and December.(See below for more details.)
This brings the total we have raised over the last 25 years to £40845! Well done , everyone!
We rounded off the year with carols at Sainsbury's, Wednesfield, the Black Country Living Museum and a late notice carol evening at St John's Church in the Square , in aid of Dementia.U.K..
Sainsbury's customers were again very generous and put £228 in our bucket, and a massive effort was also made by Gail and Tina, the daughters of Hilda Coulson, a choir member of many years standing, producing over £400 with various activities. Hilda lost her husband of 61 years to the disease just recently.The initial cheque, (see below), grew considerably as a result.
This splendid effort enabled us to present a final cheque for £2220 to Dementia UK local support, which was handed to Emma Butler at the St Johns Church concert on December 14th. This was the largest sum we have ever raised for our chosen charity.
We shared the stage with the Rock Choir and the Wolverhampton Council Choir and we all had a good time.
Here are a few pictures of the choir and others having fun!
We had an audience of over 150 for our Charity Concert at Sneyd Community Centre on November 20th.
We welcomed the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Walsall, and the choir were excellently supported by Walsall Town Brass band. The concert raised funds for Dementia UK and Alzheimers and at first count over £1200 was achieved. However as we know from the past, this will grow when all the receipts are in. It was a good night and we would like to thank all who contributed with their time, their money and their effort to a cause
which sadly affects many people , either directly or indirectly. Due to a technical malfunction , we only have a couple of photographs this year , but here they are anyway.(We caught the band relaxing after a hard stint! They had worked very hard to entertain us.)
In July we sang in Willenhall Park and at home at Portobello Methodist Church and had some good fun.
The weather was fine for our stint in the park on Sunday and unusually for us we had microphones and amplifiers.We could be heard all over the park and quite a decent crowd attended and sang along at times. It was a really pleasant way to spend an afternoon and some of us had ice cream as well! Have a look!
An audience of 60 odd came to our home concert and we had a good singalong with an appreciative crowd. No photos yet but we raised £400 for new music. Thank you.
We sang at Portobello Methodist Church on April 8th and enjoyed ourselves, although the turnout was a bit on the low side. Just for a change a behind the scenes look at the choir before the concert!
The Choir annual dinner in January went very well , we were entertained by Kathy Christian and finshed with a sing along. A fun evening!
A few pictures.
Our first performance was at St Emmanuel Church, Bentley, on March 11th, and we helped to raise over £200 to repair the church roof which was blown off in the recent gales. A good turnout and excellent cakes!