June 2015

Following a very successful 2014, we started this year in fine voice with concerts at Wellington Methodist Church, Ketley Community Centre, a joint English Association of Male Voice Choirs St George’s Day Concert in Birmingham Symphony Hall, Ercall Wood School, Wellington with a Charity Concert for the Rotary Club, and a second visit to Ketley Community Centre helping raise money for the Inner Wheel Charity, Medic Malawi. We also sang at a wedding at Withington Church, near Shrewsbury.
We are, at the time of writing this report, currently concentrating on hosting the Annual Charity Concert for the English Association of Male Voice Choirs which will be staged at The Place, Oakengates Theatre at 7pm on Saturday 20th June 2015. This promises to be a feast of music, with over 200 male voices and guest performers. Tickets are going well for this occasion. We hope that our 2 nominated charities, The Severn Hospice and The Make a Wish Foundation will benefit greatly from the occasion.
Since our last news report, there have been many changes in the choir. New members include Derek Lloyd, (First Tenor), Ian Lindsay, Graham Edwards, Brian Millward, Geoff Ryder and Jim Seymour (2nd Tenors), Gerald Bergum and Bob Bates (1st Bass), and Bob Bradley, Derek Sheldon and Bill Saville (2nd Bass). We extend a warm welcome to them. We have also lost some members too. Ted Jones has had to retire due to ill health and Graham Williams has finished for personal reasons. We now have a membership of 54.
Our longest serving member, Peter Cooile, who has been with us since 1959, has been unwell recently, but hopes to be back with us very shortly. Brian Morgan has also been unwell. We wish them both a speedy recovery.
Following our concert on 20th June, we will not be taking it easy, as we will be singing at Hadley Methodist Church on Wed. 8th July, St George’s Church on 11th July, All Saint’s Church, Wellington on 19th September & St Michael’s Church, Madeley on 10th October, and Wellington Civic Centre on 26th November. Following these, we will then be concentrating on our Christmas contribution to various places around the Telford area.
On the members section, is there any possibility that you can put Christian names first please. The current format looks very formal.  Also, there needs to be a bit of chopping and changing.
Can you move Geoff May, Dave Moore, Bryan Pickering & Howard Renwick from the 2nd bass line to the 1st bass.
Graham Edwards from 1st tenor line to 2nd tenor.
Remove Peter Harrison from 1st bass.
Add Derek Sheldon to 2nd bass.
That’s it for now Jordan, thanks for your help, I’ll be in touch with more updates a bit more frequently now.

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