As promised, here are the details for our singing events:
Monday 13th December: Lantern procession from Marldon school to The Church House Inn where we will be leading carol singing for the lighting-up of the Christmas tree.
Thursday 16th December: We will be singing outside Occombe Farm Shop from 6-8pm during their late night Christmas shopping event. Further details of Occombe Farm Christmas activities can be seen on http://www.occombe.co.uk
We are now well into rehearsing our Christmas Music and will be giving news soon about 2 events where we have been invited to sing.
In the meantime, does anyone have or know anyone who has an upright piano in good condition that they are willing to donate or sell to us? Please contact us via this website contact page if you can help
We are all delighted to be back singing again whilst of course paying heed to all the Covid guidelines for singing as a choir. We were pleased to welcome several new people on our first rehearsal and it’s not too late to join us if you’d like to have a taster session. We start each rehearsal with a warm-up session, getting our voices used to singing again, and remembering how to breathe and then have gone on to rehearse some of our Christmas favourites, ready for whatever gigs might come our way. Please contact us via the website or Facebook if you feel like giving it a go.
What a fabulous day we had at Marldon’ s Apple Pie Fair! It was so well organised and very well attended, congratulations to all involved. It was a real pleasure for the Choir to be able to sing together for the first time in nearly 18 months.We just about managed not to eat all the strawberries on our Strawberry Stall and made a small profit, but more importantly we were able to spend time together manning the stall and telling people about the Choir.Rehearsals start again tomorrow, Monday 6th September at 7.30pm and will be in Marldon Parish Church tomorrow and the first Monday of each month, and in the Village Hall for the other Mondays. We are looking forward to welcoming members back again and for anyone new who might be interested in coming along for a taster session.
Please come and join us if you would like to try out our friendly and welcoming choir. After a long gap we are finally getting together to sing again in September. You don’t have to live in Marldon, there are no auditions and there are vacancies for all vocal parts at present.
Please contact us via this website if you are interested.
Following the lifting of Covid restrictions we are very pleased to announce that we can finally get together to start singing again – hooray! We are going to start gently and are not rushing into rehearsals for concerts, but just enjoy finding our voices and singing some familiar songs together again. This would also help any new members who might like to join us to get to know us a bit before rehearsals start in earnest. We are aiming for the first week in September, please watch this space for further details about timings and venue.
Well it was great to see all those of you that could join us on zoom today. What a refreshing way to spend time seeing faces we haven’t seen for a long time and to share lockdown stories.
The next zoom meeting is in a couple of weeks, Val has already sent out an email this evening. Do please join us if you can, it’s quite straightforward and such fun.
No doubt like me you’ve been spending lots of time in the garden during this lovely weather; it’s been so beautiful listening to the birds. Also learnt how to use Zoom, Houseparty and other virtual platforms, which has been a learning curve!
I hope you are all well and keeping safe. Please remember if there is anything you need please let Val know. Happy to do shopping, pick up medicines etc.
I hope you managed to watch Joseph last night via the link Val sent us all. What a great opportunity to have a sing and don’t forget there is also Gareth Malone’s virtual choir to join every week day at 5.30pm. I’m sure like me you are missing choir, just think how lovely it will be to see everyone again. Think we will be talking more than singing!!!
I’ve loved catching up with choir members whilst I’ve been doing my daily walk around the village.
Please remember if you live in Marldon and are isolating or can’t get out, there is the Marldon/ Compton Community Care Hub which you should have received information on. There have been identified people in the villages to help with support in a variety of ways.
I am also very happy to be contacted if you need help with shopping, collecting medication etc and I can be contacted via Val whose email address you will have.
Please take care, keep healthy and look forward to singing with you soon.