15th December 2019

Carolling at Kettering's Winter Fayre

It was a cold Sunday afternoon that members of the choir gathered in The Yards, Kettering.We joined the Raunds Temperance Brass Band  for some community carolling with the public. There was mulled wine and mince pies to get everyone in the "Christmassy Mood". As the light began to fade the Brass Band started to play and the singing began. Everyone enjoyed singing well known Christmas songs, and so that everyone could join in, the words were projected onto a nearby building. It was all very jolly and festive. 

Rosemary 

Contributed by Rosemary Fydler

Second Soprano

9th December 2019

Carol singing at Kettering Asda

On Monday evening the ladies of the Seagrave Singers were singing at Kettering ASDA store. Braving the winter temperatures they treated shoppers to a selection of Christmas pieces and traditional carols, warming the atmosphere and hopefully putting folks into the Christmas spirit! The money raised will be donated to Kettering General Hospital Centenary Wing, Seagrave Singer charity for 2019/20. 

We will be singing again at Kettering Winter Fayre in The Yards/Market Street on 15th December from 4.00 p.m. So wrap up warm and come and join in the fun. Happy Christmas!

Irene 

Contributed by Irene Beadsworth

Second Soprano

Contributed by Irene Beadsworth

Second Soprano

6th December 2019

Annual Christmas Concert at St. Mary's Church, Burton Latimer

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On 6th December 2019 we performed our annual Christmas concert at St Mary’s Church in Burton Latimer. This concert was particularly special for me as it was my first concert as Musical Director!
Despite the cold temperature we had a great rehearsal with a small break and some well earned food and drink before the main event.
The choir performed some pieces that have been in their Christmas repertoire for a while together with some new pieces including Let It Snow (although we were all hoping for no snow at the time). As well as many songs performed by the Choir we were also treated to group pieces, solos and readings. 
The choir performances together with some rousing carols involving audience participation made for a very festive and jolly evening. We hope to see lots of you at our Christmas concert in December 2020! 
 

Contibuted by 

Heather Bates (Musical Director)

 

 

1st December 2019

Carol Singing at "Johny's Happy Place Handmade Christmas Market"

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Lynda's first concert with Seagrave Singers

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The bright but cold afternoon did not put shoppers off attending Johnny's Happy Place Christmas Market at the William Knibb Centre, Kettering. There were many stalls offering all manner of handmade gifts....wreaths, Christmas decorations, china plates and ornaments, toys, bags, knitwear and cakes to name a few. To add to the Christmas atmosphere the Seagrave Singers were invited to sing during the afternoon. We were delighted to do so, and to continue our association with the charity. We sang a number of traditional carols as well as festive music from our repertoire.  Choir members brought family members along to enjoy the shopping experience...... and listen to our singing. It was the first concert for choir member Lynda Taylor. It was also a gentle first official concert for our new Musical Director Heather Bates, as we lead up to our main concert on 6th December 2019.  
Rosemary 

Contributed by Rosemary Fydler

Second Soprano

9th November 2019

Concert of Remembrance at Fuller Baptist Church

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 The choir awaiting the start of the concert

 

Maxine's first concert with Seagrave Singers

On Saturday the 9th November 2019 the Seagrave Singers joined with other singing groups, soloists and a brass band (as follows) in Kettering's Remembrance Concert.

The Decibelles - Wollaston Singers - Sound Sensation - Kim Chamberlain - Georgina Stock - Rohan Platts - Bobby Crick, Joshua Daniel - Kettering Town Silver Band.

Kettering Town Silver Band started off the concert playing the Royal Air Force March Past followed by the Seagrave Singers, conducted by Assistant Musical Director, Sandra Greenaway, singing For the Beauty of the Earth.

Many lovely songs were sung by the groups and soloists - to name a few - In Flanders Fields (very moving) - Fields of Gold - I Dreamed a Dream - We Shall Overcome - The Rose - A Nightingale Sang (Seagrave Singers) - Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Gaelic Blessing (Seagrave Singers) - Holy Holy Holy.  There was also a couple of readings and items played on the harp, plus some hymns the audience could join in. 

To signify the whole point of the concert Bobby Crick recited - At the Going Down of the Sun - and played the Last Post on his bugle.

The Concert was very beautifully performed by all concerned and there were some moving and poignant moments throughout.

Thanks were given to all performers and especially to Joshua Daniel who organised this Remembrance Concert. Thanks were also paid to Fuller Church for allowing the event to take place.

A brilliant and moving evening for us all to remember.

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Contributed by Shirley Hill

Alto

 

 

8th July 2019

Seagrave Singers "Family and Friends Concert" 

This was a smaller, more intimate, concert than we usually perform. This was because we wanted to stage something just for family and friends, then mingle together and enjoy our Summer Social Event afterwards.

This was a particularly special concert because we presented Johnny's Happy Place with a cheque for £1,000. A huge thank you to anyone who donated to this cause through the Seagrave Singers. The cheque was accepted by James Varlow, chairman of the charity. He was incredibly thankful for our donation. 

We built on our previous performance and had a good time showing off our different styles from the peaceful Seal Lullaby to the fun and upbeat Disney Medley.

 

We are looking forward to being involved in the Remembrance Concert, and beginning rehearsals for the exciting Christmas season. We hope to see you there!

 

Contributed by Sarah Whitlock

Bottom(!) Sop

 

27th June 2019

"Miss Read Remembered" with Rothwell Junior School

Rothwell Methodist Church

This concert was a Memorial Concert for Margaret Read, a long time choir member of the Seagrave Singers, and previously the Cavendish Singers.

The concert was held in Rothwell Methodist Church, where Margaret had been an active member. It was a beautiful, warm evening.

 

We arrived in good time to mark our positions on the stage. We made a rousing start with "The Greatest Show", to a capacity audience....some people had to stand at the back. We followed this more quietly with "The Bavarian Yodelling Song" and a new favourite of ours, "The Seal Lullaby". The schoolchildren took to the stage next and were charming, and sang beautifully. To end the first half we performed our "Disney Medley", and it was greatly appreciated, particularly by the children, who knew all the songs. After a short interval we came back with "Mamma Mia" another medley. This was well received by the adults! We closed our programme with Margaret's favourite "The Lord Bless You and Keep You".....and the alto's managed to sing it without crying! The schoolchildren performed again, then both choirs combined to sing an encore, "Lets Go Fly A Kite". 

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Margaret's sister, Janet, thanked us all, particularly Sandra who organised the concert, Jonathan our MD, and Gill our accompanist. The good attendance and warm reception we received bear witness to the fondness and high regard which we all hold Margaret. 

The event raised £367 for Rothwell Methodist Church, from a leaving collection after the concert. Thank you to everyone who donated.

Deborah 

Contributed by Deborah Reed

Top Sop

 

25th May 2019

Lunchtime recital at St Mary the Virgin Church, Higham Ferrers

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We had our first concert of 2019 in the lovely church of St Mary's in Higham Ferrers. This coincided with the monthly farmers market. Shoppers came in to listen to us singing many songs, from different shows. It was lovely to see the church so full. We sang from 11.30 am until 12.30 pm. 

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Contributed by Liz Beeby

Top Sop

 

 

 

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