It has been lovely to see so many of you return to choir and welcome our new musical director, David Bray. We have had some great rehearsals where our technique has been honed and we have tested our memories by learning new songs, without the words!
We will be demonstrating our new skills on Monday 19th December when you can invite friends and family for a short ' concert' at the end of Mondays session at 9pm. This will be the last session before Christmas. Choir will then resume on Monday 9th January.
On Monday 14th November we said goodbye and thank you to Nathan Toseland, who is leaving Long Buckby after 10 years as our musical director. Past and present choir members had a lovely time singing along to some favourite songs, followed by a pot luck buffet supper.
The committee is delighted to announce that we have found a new musical director, David Bray. David, a musician who lives in Long Buckby, has lots of experience leading choirs of all kinds and is keen to take us on the next stage of our journey. The committee met with David, after the choir session last Monday, and discussed the direction the choir will go. We are keen to maintain membership and to encourage new members and work towards a performance and singing in the community.
David will start on Monday 28th November when members old and new will be welcome, as well as any new members who would like to join us. The sessions will start at 7.30pm and finish at 9.30pm , with a break in the middle for tea and coffee. The fees will be £3 per week from that point. If anyone has problems covering this cost, please let a member of the committee know as we have funding to help with this.
The AGM is on Monday 7th November. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.
There will be choir on Monday 21st November led by members of the committee.
We look forward to working with David and know that he will be made very welcome.
Annual General Meeting
This will be held on Monday 7th November at 7.30pm and will be followed by a normal choir rehearsal. Please come along as we need you there for the meeting to go ahead. New committe members will be elected ready to plan for the future of the choir. We are in the process of finding a new Musical Director, so there will be exciting times ahead .
Nathan's final choir session will be on Monday 14th November. We would like as many of you as possible to be there to show our appreciation for all his patience and dedication over the past 10 years. The evening will start with as usual, with singing and end with a 'Pot Luck buffet plate supper'. Please bring along a small plate of finger food to share to have with a cup of tea or coffee. On this evening, we will welcome any members, old or new, to say thank you to Nathan.
Just a reminder that there will be no choir on 31st October as the church is booked for a church event.
Elation Community Voices are looking for a new musical director to lead them on Monday evenings. If you think you’ve got what it takes please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please come and join us to celebrate 10 years of Elation Community Voices!
You are invited to come and celebrate our first decade at The Old Kings Head Pub on Monday 12th September at 7.30pm.
There will be a buffet and an opportunity to catch up with friends old and new.
We look forward to seeing you then.
Please do pass on this message to anyone you know of who has been part of the choir over the years. Anyone interested in joining the choir, is welcome to come along too.
Following our committee meeting, it is confirmed that choir sessions will continue on Monday evenings throughout the summer holidays. Please continue to come if you can to keep the choir open for everybody.
The sessions will run for one hour only during this period, starting at 7:30pm.
New members are always welcome.
We are pleased to be able to announce that we will be able to return to choir on Monday 9th May, and that masks will not be required.
Doors will be open for 7.30pm and we look forward to seeing you all then.
The Committee has sadly decided that under the current circumstances and because of the high number of people not happy to come back to choir, that our rehearsals will need to be postponed again. This is until such time that masks are not compulsory within The Church and the Omicron variant and covid is less infectious.
This is with immediate effect so there will be no choir from Monday 10th January until further notice.
Here are links to some of the pictures and stories from Elation's early years.
In July 2012, six local residents of Long Buckby wanted to form a community voices choir that offered all genres of music to everyone in our village...