Village Voices is a tiny not-for-profit community choir located in the lovely Northumbrian coastal resort of Seahouses. Our users result from Seahouses and from lots of the surrounding villages – the Bs (Beadnell, Bamburgh, Belford) as well as Shoreston, Lucker, North Sunderland, … while the farms in-between. Our ‘home’ could be the Methodist Church in Main Street, Seahouses.
WHAT WE DO
Our thirty or so sopranos, altos, tenors and basses rehearse regular for an hour . 5 on Thursday nights. Our primary activities contain some half-dozen concerts per year in aid of varied organisations within our area – churches, neighborhood halls, R.N.L.I. and the like. Aided by the approach of Christmas we're frequently tangled up in such activities as Festive Lights switch-ons and carols on a village green: cosier group performances happen in regional old individuals’ homes.
WHAT WE SING
Our repertoire is within proportion to the numbers. Many shows feature a ‘songs from shows’ factor, maybe Oklahoma, South Pacific, Cats, The Sound of musical, Les Misérables, Oliver! We enjoy universal treasures such as for example Mozart’s Ave Verum, Bach Chorales and Roberton’s All in the April Evening. John Rutter functions generally within our programmes, today alongside Howard Goodall’s 23rd Psalm. Hymns and carols are diverse with such configurations as Paul Simon’s Bridge Over Troubled liquid and folksongs from area.
HOW TO JOIN US
Come along towards space connected to the straight back of Methodist Church, principal Street, Seahouses, a few minutes before 7 pm just about any Thursday night (we don’t follow school terms or any such thing that way). Maybe even better – almost all our concerts end with refreshments, offering a great chance to make your interest known to any person in the choir. Or feel free to contact among people given just below.
There is no audition, nor any joining fee. But people do add £2 per rehearsal went to.
Just who DOES WHAT
- We're presently needing a Director of Music because Vanessa Richards is going to be making the area as her commitments north of edge enhance. THEREFORE WE ARE SEARCHING HER REPLACEMENT: volunteers or suggestions to Chairman George, please.
OUR CONCERT at EMBLETON VILLAGE HALL
8th of might 2015
Our concert at Embleton regarding the 8th of might had been special within knowledge – we had been joined by various other performers. Compliment of our accompanist Pat’s professional backlinks she managed to arrange the participation of her Seahouses Middle School metal Band. The local vicar, Reverend Philip Harratt, offered three ‘spots’, including reassurance for a residential area sing-along.
Photographic possibilities had been very limited. Although choir supplied the majority of the programme. Our efforts included products from “Cats”, “Les Misérables”, and “Oliver!”; plus “Rhythm of Life”, “You Raise Me Up” and “Like an Eagle”.
The occasion ended up being a fund-raising occasion to get our local cancer tumors charity; our neighborhood puppy rescue; and our regional atmosphere ambulance.
your CONCERT at SEAHOUSES METHODIST CHURCH
12th of Summer 2015
Can a show be both joyful and unfortunate? We'd a most enjoyable evening in Seahouses Methodist Church on twelfth of June, performing an array of our repertoire things with solos too plus a couple of poetic recitations. The despair arose from the becoming the past time we'd the main benefit of Vanessa Richards’ control as our Conductor and Director of Music.
The trunk line men had a short moment of fame as ‘Master of the home, Doling out of the charm’. Barbara gave united states a poem, as did George just who additionally served as Master of Ceremonies. Grace, Jackie and Paul had been our musical soloists.
Vanessa was directing our efforts for 2 years, constantly with allure and cheerfulness. The woman musical expertise has been matched by accompanist Pat Adams: collectively after that formed a delightful staff. Chairman George managed to mark Vanessa’s departure with but a modest token of respect for most of the Village Voices.