Upcoming concerts …
There’s not much we don’t love about the traditions of Christmas. Eating mince pies, drinking mulled wine, and yes, giving and receiving gifts are all great activities over the festive period. However one of our favourite things to do on a cold wintry night is to join together and sing. They say that music is good for the soul which is certainly true!! Everyone feels so much more uplifted after our Thursday evening rehearsals.
November has arrived (where has the time gone?) and Christmas is fast approaching. We would love to take you away from the stress of Christmas shopping and invite you to our Christmas concert on Saturday 2nd December at 7pm in the Methodist Church Ashbourne. We will be joined by the young people of ACE and there will be performances from some very talented musicians from QEGS. Rumour has it that there may even be some mince pies to enjoy too! Who could resist such a tempting treat?
Come along, let us entertain you and help us celebrate this exciting time of year.
Tickets £8 / Under 16 free
From Avanti, on the door or
Ring Sue Tansey – 07881 423653 / Ali Blake – 07557 345854
Chameleon Choir …
The choir was formed in 2011, the brainchild of Ray Taylor who had lived in Ashbourne for many years. The name ‘Chameleon‘ chosen by Ray is due to the eclectic styles of music which the choir sings – that ethos still continues today under the guidance of Sue Tansey who took up the baton when Ray returned to the north.
Last summer the choir took a step out of its comfort zone by holding a very successful workshop as part of the Ashbourne Festival. Over 80 singers joined the workshop led by Jonathon Willcocks, in which pieces by Willcocks and Rutter were sung at the event.
It is apparently a fact that singing in a choir is equal to a good yoga workout: in terms of breathing technique and a feeling of wellbeing! Whilst doing their weekly workout at Osmaston village hall every Thursday evening, Chameleon rehearse for concerts, which over the last few years has raised nearly £2,500 for charities such as A.C.E, the Y.M.C.A. and the Brailsford Group of five churches.
Chameleon are always keen to welcome new members into their midst and if you feel you would like to join the choir for an evening of fun while singing beautiful music, then pop along to Osmaston Village Hall on Thursday at 7:45pm to any of our rehearsals, where a warm welcome will be guaranteed, followed by a sociable chat in the local pub!
For further details contact Morag Russell on 07856 285084.