Quire – Summer Term 2011

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After a successful performance of ‘King Jesus’ at South Woodham Ferrers just before Easter, and performances at Peldon at the end of April, Quire is now preparing for it’s summer concert at the end of June.

On Saturday 25th June, Crossing the Jordan to the Promised Land! will be a celebration of African, African-American and American song to raise funds for the Truan Trust. Bill Tamblyn describes it as ‘A feast of good music to celebrate a terrific charity!’ – the charity being the Truan Trust that raises around £170,000 a year to support about 60 children in Uganda through their secondary, and higher education. More information about the concert can be found here.

Just before the concert, on Saturday 18th June, Quire is holding another Open Workshop at Slack Space in Colchester. The workshop is a chance for everyone to come and join us as we are led by Bill Tamblyn in an easy morning of singing, with no previous experience required. Some may be interested in joining us and each year we are always looking for new members. While all voices are welcome, in particular we’d be interested to hear from any tenors and basses to increase those sections within the choir.

This term Quire is recording their contribution to a project to mark the opening of the new First Site building in September. One of four local music groups, the project has been challenging: each group submitting one piece from their repertory, with the other three groups then creating an ‘interpretation’ of the piece in their own style. Quire submitted Gabi Gabi ( from Shout! ) and has had to interpret a medieval piece L’homme armé offered by Colchester Waites; a grunge piece  Take it all from Sanctorum; and a brass band march Colchester Castle from the Garrison marching band. What we have made of these pieces you will eventually hear on a CD to be released later in the summer and in a performance on the 25th September in the new arts facility.

Having visited Fingringhoe C of E Primary School at the start of the summer term, the Quire in Education group will be calling in to Parsons Health C of E VC Primary School as part of their Africa Day on the 25th May. Oh, and a small group of us will be helping a happy couple celebrate their marriage in Peldon in June. We didn’t get the call in April!

Another busy term and we hope we might see you at our workshop and summer concert. For more details visit our Events Calendar