Triple Choir Treat

This evening I had the great pleasure of attending a Concert at St Paul’s church that was a fundraiser by the local Rotary club for three charities.

The three charities to benefit from the ticket sales and the sales of drinks/refreshments during the break were, firstly, the Treetops Hospice Care providing nursing care and emotional support for adults and their families in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Second was the St Peter’s Church’s preferred charity, Deanery Refugee Housing Project. Third to benefit was the Rotary International’s own charity focusing on its prime project – freeing the world from Polio, once and for all.

After having been up since 5am in the morning, house work, childcare duties, a long day at work, and a walk round the lake with friends, all I wanted to do this evening was to go home and crawl into bed to sleep. However, knowing these charities would benefit, I felt guilty if I did not attend, and strongly felt the urge to go this concert to show my support. After all, it was charity, and it was for a good cause (or three!).

However, I am so pleased that I made the decision to go along. The concert really was a splendid treat! In fact, by the end of the concert I was so wide awake and felt so full of energy, that when I got home I just had to put the kettle on, make a cup of tea, and even sit down to write up this blog.

First we had the Derbyshire Community Male Voice Choir, who sang a repertoire that included all of my favourite songs – now what was the likelihood of that!

I was mesmerized during the concert so much so that I completely forgot to take any photos or videos. However to give you some idea of the choir’s music, I have found some older video footage from youtube to view.

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Derbyshire Community Male Voice Choir

Next was the Derventio Choir (more details available on their facebook page @derventiochoir. If you are not on facebook then you can find further details on Derventio from their website http://www.derventiochoir.org.uk. So if you fancy getting some “me time” and a bit of socialising, as well as taking part in making beautiful music then you may want to seriously think about joining in with your local choir, which depending on where you live, may well be the Derventio.

And the last choir was the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir who again had an impressive line up of songs. Now the icing on the cake (excuse the pun), was the finale when the two male choirs sung together, the sheer power and the diversity and range of voices when they combined was simply awesome.

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Dalesmen Male Voice Choir

Published by Alice Letts

Online training for parents and children. Online piano and music tutoring. Online tutoring for English as a Second Language (ESOL) with an emphasis on pronunciation. Online meditation coaching for parents and how to incorporate meditation into daily family life.

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