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.
Jenny Smith is the winner of the 49 club this week and wins £35 with number 01.
At the last meeting it was agreed that we would hold a follow up party to cover Spring and Summer planting and general gardening matters.
John and I propose to do this on Thursday 17th May 2018 at 2.30 pm. Bush House, Wigginton Road. Do come if you can with a question or two and maybe some of your own garden secrets and tips that you are prepared to share. We hope this event will inspire you to garden with confidence and enjoy the fruits of your labours. Who knows, you may catch the eye of the judge at the 2018 Flower and Produce Show and have your name engraved on one of the cups in August!
Please let me know if you are able to come either by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01295 721207