What a privilege to perform to the staff and students of Fairfield School, just before their half-term break. The hall was full and a very excited audience awaited the arrival of the Honley men……and what a reception they received from the eager audience. The choir sang a 30 minute programme featuring varied songs which entertained everyone and even got some singing along. The applause was so good that we had to perform an encore, and cries of ‘more’ followed even that. What a wonderful way for us to share our music with the community and in particular all at Fairfield School, thank for your warm hospitality and reception. Have a good half-term!
What a great morning exploring music from our library. It’s really important not to forget what music we have and to that end, the choir made suggestions to our MD from our current library list. Not knowing what would come out, we each received a contents sheet and set about thinking about what we could try out!. 205 titles later…we had a list! So, this morning we tried out the top 11 and from that we think we have found 5 we would like to add to our current repertoire. We are planning to do the same in May and explore some of the pieces that were only suggested once! A nice morning singing and sharing comments about the music and even the sun shone!
Well folks, it has been a good start to 2017, we have seen several prospective singers attend our rehearsals in January and we welcomed new members prior to finishing in December for our Christmas break. We have begun well and sounding confident and strong. Like most choirs we have a big library and we have recently been asking members to tell our MD Steven Roberts what music we would like to try out in the future. To date we have received over 200 titles and some will be tried out at our repertoire workshop in February! So watch this space for up-dates on what we have chosen. But if you fancy singing or know someone who does just get in touch via our website, speak to Richard and come along one Tuesday! http://www.honleymvc.co.uk
If you have ever wanted to know what it is like sing with a Male Voice Choir, then you can find out. We are holding an open rehearsal on Tuesday 30th August 2016. There is no pressure to do anything, just come along and have a listen, or if you really want to sing with us. We will be rehearsing music for a concert in Llandudno the following weekend, so will really here us on top form. Come and join our MD Steven and Accompanist Jason as they take us through our paces. Arrive for 7.25 pm ready to start at 7.30 pm – you know you want too! Come an see and hear what it is all about on 30th August at St Paul’s Church, Armitage road, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield HD4 7PD.
Now, I know most of ‘The Boys’ will be swatting up on all of the words in preparation for next Tuesdays’ rehearsal – so if you have been good(!) feel free to take a moment out to enjoy a little bit of chocolate – well, it is Easter after all! I promise to be a ‘good’ MD and not get upset – but I am expecting great things! So, a little encouragement does go a long way – ok, break over – back to learning words!
Is it only the fourth rehearsal of the year? Well, it’s time to get finishing the new music this week and bringing some more arrangements next week! What more I hear you cry! There’s a lot more exciting things to come. So sit back and get ready to have fun! It would be great to see anyone interested in singing coming to our open evening on February 4th – 7.30 pm at Honley Junior and Infant School. Hope to see you there!
What a great week we have had! More singers, more music and lots to plan for! I think I may have surprised our concerts committee by talking about Christmas 2014, but it’s good to have a challenge! More words and music to learn next week!