On 2nd September 2023 STANCHESTER QUIRE ARE MOVING
After 25 years of being based in Somerset, Stanchester Quire - the "community choir, with a difference" - are moving over the border into Dorset and reformulating our practice sessions.
The first of these is on 2nd September 2023 and will be at Leigh Village Hall, Nr Sherborne DT9 6HL. Doors open from 10am for registration, tea/coffee, and then at 10.30am we will be starting to learn one of three old Christmas Carols that have been collected from the South West of England, some very local.
The ability to read music is not essential, as we learn everything by ear under the direction of our Musical Director, Eddie Upton, holder of the English Folk Dance and Song Society's gold badge for services to folk music.
There will be comfort breaks throughout the day and we aim to finish at approximately 4pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Hot drinks will be provided free of charge, and there will be a chance to socialise.
There will be a further 3 Saturday sessions to follow, together with 2 Monday evening revision meetings,* all with a view to performing at one of our successful Christmas Carol concerts in December, though this is not compulsory.
The fees for the Saturday sessions are £10 each session and the £3 for each revision meeting.
All new members are extremely welcome and the first session will be free for new members.
Remember: SINGING IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL!
For more details, please visit the website: stanchesterquire.org
or phone Eddie on 07813 089002
We very much look forward to meeting you.
*for the remaining practice sessions, please see the
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