The Pershore Concert raised an impressive £1130 for St Richard's. At our rehearsal tonight we presented the cheque to Cllr Charlie Homer from St Richard's. He thanked us very much for our fundraising efforts and asked us to sing him a song before he left. We treated him to a rousing rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody which he loved!
Whilst we had a break in our dress rehearsal for the Pershore Abbey concert, Jen Hewson, a professional photographer based in Lower Moor, kindly came and took some super informal shots of the Chorus having fun.
Our recent concert at Pershore Abbey, in support of St Richard's Hospice, was a huge success. The Chorus sang their hearts out, and the concert was expertly compered by Bernadette Kearney. Our special guest, Joanne Jefferis played her cello divinely, moving several Chorus and audience members to tears.
We had a splendid selection of raffle prizes, generously donated by family, friends and local firms, which raised over £300. During the interval refreshments were served, including wine and soft drinks.
We had a large, very appreciative audience, who even demanded an encore, which we were very happy to provide. It truly was a night to remember!
For the second year running, we have supported the 'wear a hat to work' event in support of the Brain Tumour Charity. One of our members, Kate Hickman, has been fighting a brain tumour for over 18 months so this charity is close to our hearts. As you can see, it was a very enjoyable evening, as well as raising awareness and funds for a worthwhile cause.
Carol Singing At Tescos, Evesham, December 2016
This year, our Christmas Sing Out programme was affected by both illness and adverse weather conditions. Risking life and limb on ice rink pavements, we sang for Evesham WI and Badsey WI but unfortunately our planned carol singing outside Tescos was cancelled beacause of heavy snowfall.
We also sang at the Badsey Christmas Celebration for the third year. This is always a lively, festive event and this year was no exception. After performing on top of a trailer outside the pub in an icy wind, our reward of a glass of mulled wine was very welcome!
Sheila Badham was a much loved member of Vale Connection who died on 23rd October 2017 following a car accident. She had belonged to the Chorus for many years and, as well as being a very capable member of the Bass section, she had served as Chair and contributed in many other ways. Her favourite song was 'Over The Rainbow' and we were honoured to be asked by her husband, Jack, to perform it at her funeral. She will be greatly missed.
We were invited to sing at this popular event. One of our members, Diane, lives in Church Lench and she provided the Chorus with hospitality before the concert, including a delicious supper, which was much appreciated by everyone. The concert itself was most enjoyable and we hope to be invited back next year!
We took part in the annual Evesham Festival Of Music, performing at Evesham Town Hall. It was a lovely event and, as well as enjoying a good sing, it was a chance to catch up with some old friends.
This sounds very 'Game Of Thrones' but was, in fact, a renewal of wedding vows held in Pershore Abbey. The bride's favourite colour is red and she, herself, wore a beautiful red wedding dress, as did her bridesmaids. We were honoured to sing at this joyous occasion and were able to keep to the red theme, having just been issued with new red, chiffon tops, by our wardrobe mistress, Cath, who had combined her recent holiday to Thailand with a spot of costume buying!
We supported the 'Wear A Hat To Work' event by wearing a varied selection of hats to rehearsal. The aim was to raise awareness of the work of the charity 'Brain Tumour Research', and to raise funds, with over £120 being collected on the night.
The cause is close to our hearts as one of our members, Kate Hickman, is currently undergoing treatment for a brain tumour and the husband of another member sadly died from the same disease.
It was a very enjoyable evening
and we even got a mention in the