Archive 2015

Christmas Cracker Concert - 19 December 2015 - Ruddock Performing Arts Centre, King Edward's Schools, Edgbaston, B15 2UA

We returned to this welcoming venue with a full and varied programme of Christmas music, performed with the added assistance of Charles Matthews on organ and Linnea Markgren as Soprano soloist, in addition to our very own Alexandra Stait.  The musical items were supplemented by readings of two tales by Gervase Finn, with a comic take on Christmas.   The concert was virtually a sell-out and was thoroughly enjoyed by all those taking part, as well as those listening, with many comments being made as to the excellent quality of the singing.
Our new charity, Lymphoma Association, benefitted from a bucket swing of over £300 and will also benefit from a proportion of the profits from this concert.

Summer Concert - 11 July 2015 - Elgar Hall, Bramall Music Building, University of Birmingham

In this concert of two distinct halves, we performed Faure's Requiem in the first half, along with 'Zadok the Priest' and 'I Was Glad'.  After the interval we sang songs from the Shows.  The venue was very impressive and the event was well received, though audience numbers were disappointing.

This was our final concert in aid of the Alzheimer's Society and we are delighted to have been able to donate £1,000 to their funds this year, in addition to their substantial bucket swings from the two concerts.

Tour to Spain - 23 to 29 May 2015
We have just returned from a fantastic week's tour in Spain, where we performed in Tossa de Mar, then in the amazing Montserrat Monastery in front of an audience of 1500 people, and finally in the imposing Barcelona Cathedral .  We visited Figueres, home to the Dali Museum and had a tour of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, which was absolutely stunning.  We were lucky to have good weather for the whole week and everyone had a wonderful time!  The 50th Anniversary bear from Rayburn Tours was photographed with us on our travels.