Bill’s Blog – Spring 2016 to a French Spring 2017?

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Octavia, one of our small groups, had a concert at the Nottage Institute in Wivenhoe to celebrate Woman’s Day on March 5th. This included songs from Syria and Afghanistan. Several other concerts followed on similar theme. For more details about Octavia contact Lesley Croxford: octavia@quire.org

Both the small groups, Octavia and Towering Angels, performed totally in French for the Colchester Anglo French Society and then had a gig focusing on West Gallery and American FASOLA at Little Braxted Church. This gig marked the launch of a new CD, Angel Band, excerpts from which can be found on this site.

Quire had a concert on Friday March 18th at All Saints, Brightlingsea linking the two alliances – France and Scotland – The Auld Alliance

Summer 2016
Towering Angels is taking part on a concert at Harwich on Sunday June 12th. For more details about Towering Angels contact Phil Ager: ta@quire.org.uk

On July 1st, at the end of term and the end of the Quire year, we will celebrate all of our CDs at our old haunt – the Wilson Marriage Centre in Colchester. (We rehearsed there in the early days – 2006/7). The working title for this event is, not surprisingly, Just for the Record.

Rather good news is that, having re-pressed Pilgrim – our first CD, we now need to re-press Festival – our second CD. Don’t forget Shout and Revelation! – there are items on Just for the Record selected from the four CDs.

Autumn 2016
The autumn term concerts already booked for Quire include:

  • An ‘African- themed’ concert at the Methodist church in Wivenhoe on Saturday November 5th. (We will have to compete with crackling fireworks I expect!)
  • We may sing at the All Saints Brightlingsea Xmas Tree Festival on Friday December 9th.
  • The end of term concert will be on Friday December 16th – probably at Lion Walk.

We are thinking of an application to attend the Hull Cit y of Culture in the spring term. The end of term concert will be on Friday March 31st – venue to be decided.

In the Summer we are organising a trip for Octavia and Towering Angels to Northern France over the weekend of June 2nd – 4th – appearing in a local arts festival as well as doing workshops.

The end of term concert for Quire will probably be on Friday June 30th – venue to be decided.

Readers of this blog who are interest in joining Quire or hiring Quire fo an event should contact us. We are still rehearsing at Lion Walk Church on Thursday evenings from 7pm. Why not email me – bill.tamblyn@aspects.net