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Spring/Summer 2015

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Choir News | 0 comments

Spring/Summer 2015

A great term, which culminated in our Music and Memories Concert. We performed at two venues in June; One was at Thorpe Acre Church, which raised money for the church, and the second performance at Shepshed High School where we raised money for our charity of the year – The Peter Le Marchant Trust, who run boating holidays for sick and disabled people. The Music and Memories Concert was really special for us all as it took songs that were of special significance for us and shared this...

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Autumn/Winter 2014

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Choir News | 0 comments

Autumn/Winter 2014

We have had a much less frantic autumn/winter term this year. After spreading ourselves pretty thin in previous years we committed ourselves to one big Christmas concert this year. But, we also wanted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1st World War and so we incorporated that into the theme of the concert – so “Christmas in the Trenches” was born. So as well as all the usual Christmas favourites we were learning songs like “When This Lousy War is...

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Spring/Summer 2014

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Choir News | 0 comments

Spring/Summer 2014

We certainly keep ourselves busy and this term was no exception. We challenged ourselves to do our very own spring concert and so we had to learn enough new material to do this, in a relatively short period of time; Lots of practising at home. We added some great new songs including the mammoth Les Miserables medley and as our ladies are growing in confidence we also got plenty of volunteers for solo or small group pieces. “Spring into Song” was an enormous success and we were very...

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Autumn/Winter 2013

Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Choir News | 0 comments

Autumn/Winter 2013

Wow we really packed in the activities in the Autumn/Winter term for Serenade. We started by welcoming our new Musical Director – Tom Stanyard. We then practiced hard for our second concert with the Loughborough Concert Band in October, which was a great success and got us off to a great start raising money for the two chosen charities for this year: Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research and the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance. We have given ourselves a really ambitious target...

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Spring/Summer 2013

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 in Choir News | 0 comments

Spring/Summer 2013

A very busy term working up to a performance at the Shepshed Show. Ably led this spring and summer by Nicole Jordan, while we auditioned for a permanent Musical Director. We had a special session run by Steve Johnson on Natural Voice technique, which was really fascinating. Then we had the auditions for the Musical Director, for which we had 4 fantastic candidates, seeing the different styles and song choices was very interesting. It was also a great opportunity to ask our ‘Serenadies’ about...

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Autumn/Winter 2012

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Choir News | 0 comments

Autumn/Winter 2012

The Autumn term has been a very busy one for Serenade with two concerts, two receptions, two lots of carol singing and an appearance on Radio Leicester’s Saturday breakfast show (which was repeated on Christmas Day as part of the station’s ‘Leicestershire Choirs Special’, which was inspired by us!) Our first ‘sing’ of the term was for the Shepshed & Hathern Forum meeting in October – we sang a few songs, exercises and nursery rhymes to welcome the...

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