News

23rd October 2021

The "Friends of St. Chad's, Church Wilne" welcomed The Village Singers of Breaston to their special evening on Saturday 23rd October 2021.

The choir were given a warm welcome and introduction by the Rev'd Gary Dundas.

Stuart Graham, the choir musical director, in his introduction said the choir, after almost 2 years, were more than delighted to be back with tonight's performance.

In the first half they performed many favourites including, "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing", "Don't Cry for Me Argentina", "Fields of Gold" and "You Raise Me Up".

The audience and choir enjoyed the interval with tea/coffee and biscuits followed by the Raffle which raised funds for "The Friends of St. Chad's".

The second half included "The Lord is my Shepherd", to the tune used in The Vicar of Dibley, and among others, "Send in the Clowns", "Oliver" and to end the concert, "Thank You for the Music"

At the end of the evening, Stuart Graham thanked the pianist, Abi Parker, for a professional performance and invited anyone in the audiance interested in joining The Village Singers, who meet each Thursday evening in the Church Hall, Breaston, to contact Jan Wilkinson, the Choir Secretary on 01332 872753 or by email to jan105w@btinternet.com

Finally, Keith Wright, the chairman of "The Friends of St. Chad's, thanked the Choir and also promoted the "Friends" next evening event on the 4th December 2021 when entertainer Jonny Victory, who gives a wonderful and varied performance, not to be missed, can be seen again at St, Chad's.

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19th August 2021

We are now having a short break before re-commencing practices on Thursday 9th September 2021 for the Autumn Season. We have a concert, with arrangements in progress, on the 23rd October 2021 at St. Chad's Wilne and on Thursday 16th December at the Chequers Inn, Breaston.. Details will follow shortly - see the Events Page..

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8th July 2021

Good news from Jan (the Choir Secretary).

We can now confirm that the first meeting will be on 22nd July and the Church Hall has been booked for the following four Thursdays, taking us up to the 19th August. Please bring along all the music that you have, some of which we will use and new music will be issued.

We will then take a break before beginning the new season in September at a date to be confirmed.

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17th June 2021

As expected, we are having to delay the start of our rehersals. As we have a concert booked in October it would be good to get a few practices in over the summer. We havn't normally met in August, but if you are available it would be useful this year.

Can you please let Jan (the Choir Secretary) know if you are able to meet at the end of July and/or August.

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17th May 2021

We have appointed a new accompanist, Abigail Parker, who will join us when we restart rehersals, hopefully on the 24th June.

We extend a warm welome and our best wishes to Abigail and very much hope that her time with us will be long and rewarding both for her and the choir.

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1st May 2021

Message from the Choir Secretary

I hope you are all well and eagre to start singing again.

It has been a long time, but the signs are hopeful that we may be able to begin rehersals again at the end of June. Last year's concert date for St. Chad's in October has been resheduled for October this year, so it would be good to get a few rehersals in before the summer. You should have the music copies I issued at the begining of last year and we will begin with those and see what we remember!!

Some of you may feel that you do not want to join us just yet and I quite understand if that is the case. Our first rehersal would be the 24th June and I would appreciate it if you would let me know if you will be attending.

Looking forward to seeing you all.

All the best,

Jan

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23rd September 2020

It is with great sadness that we have heard that Trevor Hides, our accompanist, has recently passed away. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few weeks ago. We have sent sincere condolences to Eva on behalf of the Choir.

We have lost a friend and a valued member of the choir organisation who has made an invaluable contribution to our rehersals and performances.

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March 2020

Due to the Corona virus situation all rehersals are suspended until further notice.

We learned to our dismay, that Stuart, our Musical Director, has been admitted to The Royal Derby Hospital on the 31st March 2020 with Corona virus after battling with the virus at home. He arrived home late evening on his 80th Birthday and we wish him a successful and speedy convelescence.

Everybody do your best to keep fit and well and hope that the situation will soon return to normal.

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