The group have just accepted an invitation to entertain the members of the NWHC in Chippenham for their summer ‘Christmas Party’ on Thursday 2nd August 2018.
We already support the NWHC charity by handing them an annual cheque for funds we have received from performances and CD sales over the previous 12 months. For the last few years we have handed the cheque over to the charity at a summertime event, and this will be the second Christmas Party event we have attended.
The idea of holding a ‘Christmas Party’ during the NWHC fortnight came from the children themselves: they come together for this once a year fortnight in the summer period, and never see one another at Christmas time. Hence, they thought it would be great fun to enjoy a ‘Christmas’ together.
A previous Christmas Party saw the school hall decorated with Christmas trimming – including a Christmas tree – and there was a special appearance by Father Christmas. We can expect something very similar in August, and it is our pleasure to attend the party and provide some music.
The group have accepted a request to perform for the Sherston Seniors Club in the Old School Rooms, Sherston on Tuesday 10th July 2018.
The performance is a part of the entertainment scheduled during the annual Boules Week organised by the village, and we hope to see some of the boules visitors at the performance.
We have accepted a request to perform at Wharf Court, Spa Road, Melksham. This is the first time we have visited this retirement home, and we can expect an audience of around 30 for the performance.
The performance is scheduled for Thursday 21st June 2018 with the intention being for us to sing from 7:30pm until 8:15pm and then have a break for everyone to enjoy refreshments before we conclude with a further 30 minutes of music.
We always look forward to seeing and entertaining new audiences.
Here is a photograph of the group on the day of our latest recording session – which took place inside St Giles Church in Stanton St Quintin.
John Webb Nick Greene Roger Whitehouse Dave Sperritt Phil Dyke Brian Elliot
John Johnston Phil Hall (guitar) Keith Clifford (guitar) Ron Dolman
The group are very pleased to welcome new singer Chris Scott.
Chris joined us for rehearsals last night, and enjoyed himself so much that he announced he would be performing with us at our next gig. He is a first tenor singer and will have Roger Whitehouse as a fellow ‘top tenor’.
Chris is known to a number of us as he is also a member of the Chippenham Male Voice Choir.
We hope he has a long and happy stay with us.
The group has been invited to entertain at this year’s party in the Memorial Hall in Royal Wootton Bassett.
This annual event is organised by the local Rotary Club and will take place on Saturday 5th May 2018. It is expected that the group will perform between 3:30 and 4:30pm.
We have previously entertained at this party in 2015 and 2016.
Last night we learnt that the farm track we use to access our rehearsal studio has been condemned by the developers who are building new housing estates on the land crossed by the track.
There have been proposed plans to start the development work over the last 2-3 years, but it seems that the time has now come for it to begin. We saw evidence of this action last night as we drove down the track and saw trees had been felled to make way for a new roadway (our local singer called it a ‘motorway’).
Anyway, as a tribute to the track that has given us so much pleasure over the years (and pain via its bumps!) – and after which we named our singing group – perhaps we should dedicate our next album to it by naming the CD ‘The End Of The Track’ (?)
Received a call this afternoon to inform me that a resident of Chippenham wished to buy a copy of our latest CD ‘Golden Tracks’. She has been playing one of our previous releases all the time in her car, and is now very pleased that she can listen to the new recording.
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