Nick’s Notes

Welcome to first edition of the new format. Let me know what you think.


It was nice to hear from John Draper this week and know that they had a great time and arrived back safely.

The WhatsApp group has been sharing some lovely sunset, baby and chick photos. If you haven’t yet joined (and have a suitable mobile phone) the link is: https://chat.whatsapp.com/L1zL0xrVdikJT48Wfqm72W

Vicky and I have been mainly redesigning our back garden this week.


One of the perennial problems that Newstead Abbey Singers, and every group that sings unaccompanied, always have is that of keeping pitch. In the grand scheme of things I have always maintained that, at our level, other things are more important but it is an annoyance sometimes. Over the next few weeks I am going to share with you my thoughts with reference to some of our current repertoire.

This week we are going to look at God so loved the world. Before watching the video have your copy to hand and warm up.

Here is the video Tuning Part One: https://youtu.be/CxhLxFtBo5A
The choir of St. Paul’s for you to listen to, or sing along with: https://youtu.be/X5Akz6J8Rw0

Keep safe, keep well, keep singing.

News

PROJECTS WITH OTHER CHOIRS

We are planning combined projects with The Ollerton Singers and Derby City Singers in 2019.

 

TICKETS FOR 2017 CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Tickets for our Christmas Concert at Newstead Abbey on 16th December are already on sale at the Abbey. £8 no concessions.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT IN NEWSTEAD ABBEY

Great news. We have been able to secure a Christmas concert in Newstead Abbey. After more than 20 years we will give a concert on Saturday, 3rd December 2016 at 7 pm. Tickets will be £10 (£8 in advance) available at the Abbey and through this website from the beginning of November.

CONCERT PLANNED FOR October 2016

We have been invited to perform in Woodborough Parish Church on 1st October 2016.

HOME IS A SPECIAL KIND OF FEELING

It was great to sing at Newstead Abbey again after all these years.

WEB SITE GOES LIVE

The re-designed web site went live on November 23rd. Hope that it helps to promote the choir.

Our next concert will take place on Saturday, 20th December 2014 in St. John’s, Carrington. The programme has been planned and ticket news will be available shortly.

We were pleased to welcome two new members to our ranks in September 2014. We hope that Mary and Elliott enjoy their singing with us.