Portobello Methodist Church, Saturday 8th April 2017 at 7.30 pm.
We wish all our members, patrons and supporters a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Here we are in 2017 and ready for some new songs , some new venues and perhaps some new members! Watch this space for news of our upcoming concerts. Currently our first performance is at Portobello Methodist Church on April 8th but we'll keep you posted.
The closing of 2016 was busy but enjoyable.
We sang carols at Sainsbury's, Wednesfield on December 2nd and 3rd and collected £250 from generous customers. We added this to the proceeds from the Charity concert and this enabled us to present a cheque for £1675 to Bob Broome the representative of Walsall Parkinsons Suppdort Group. The cheque was handed over at our last rehearsal of 2016, and we have some pictures below.
At this rehearsal we also had a chance to meet the better halves of Edd, (Kim) and Nick, (Anna), and their new offspring Sophie, and Noah, respectively. It was also time to say a fond farewell to Edd , who is moving to become Musical Director to a choir nearer home. We thanked him for his enthusiasm and input and we will miss him. He will, of course, always be welcome at Willenhall Singers. We are all looking forward to Nick's undivided attention in 2017!
The Charity Concert held on November 19th went off well! It was a cold night but we were warmed up by some good singing, by young and older, and some marvellous piano pieces by Edd and Nick. St Giles Drama Group performed and were enjoyed by the audience.
Derek Lamb and Bob Broom told us a little about Parkinson's Disease and what the support group does to help sufferers.
The initial cheque was for £1200 but as usual it grew a bit, see above !
Here are a couple of pictures.
The quiz held on the previous Friday was a good laugh and we made £250 for sheet music into the bargain.
Nick Jeavons 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.
We must also 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 .