South Newington Singers gave a resounding performance as part of the Cumnor Music Festival on June 16th June, in a delightful garden opened especially for the occasion.
The day raised money for Breast Cancer Care and Oxenford House Care Home, and we were one of the main groups performing along with a wonderful ukulele band, drama groups, a capella singers and a swing band in the evening
“Joyous and fun, a pleasure to listen to and watch such a happy group” was how one member of the audience described us, and we weren’t even twisting his arm at the time!
If you would like to try singing, please do come along to the village hall on Saturday mornings when we practice with Stuart Dunlop our conductor and Joe Cummings our piano accompanist. Stuart lives in the village and is Musical Director of UEA so we are incredibly lucky to have the benefit of his skill and leadership, and Joe is an accomplished young professional pianist from the Royal Academy of Music. Not bad for our little village eh?
We are now working on music for a special concert in South Newington in November to commemorate 100 years since the end of the WW1. The music we will be performing includes some favourites such as Jerusalem, Breathe Soft Ye Winds and The Long Day Closes.
Any questions about singing please just ask, call Nicky Smith on 07771 785228 or contact Elizabeth Wheeldon.