Singing Saturdays 2019…something a bit different.

Singing Saturdays are evolving in 2019

It’s a new year and what does that mean??

A fresh season of MusicSmart Singing Saturdays!!

At some past events, we have had waiting lists  and some of our singers have been disappointed at not being able to attend…so, after putting our heads together we’ve decided to double up on the number of these super fun singing days!

How’s that for good news for you all to start off 2019!

 

To start the year, we’re having two dates for “Musicals 3” as well as two days for “Sixties”. Date 1 and date 2 for Musicals will be the same as one another, so that nobody misses out, date 1 and date 2 for the Swinging Sixties will be the same as one another.

When booking your place, please be sure you select the correct date for your event, we’d hate for you to be disappointed if your booking is for a date you cannot attend.

Bookings will open soon, please keep your eyes peeled for our announcement.

 

We cannot wait, the songs we have selected are going to be so much fun.

 

Here’s to 2019 and singing our hearts out

 

Merry Musical Christmas from MusicSmart

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

Wishing all our singers a VERY Merry Christmas! Thank you all for a great year of wonderful singing and we are already planning more concerts and fun for 2019!


Best wishes, Hilary and Paula


Singing Saturday, Music from the Movies

Final Singing Saturdays for 2018…

…and it was FANTASTIC!

2018 is nearly done, but first, we must take a minute to revel in the excellence that was our final Singing Saturdays event of this year.

Our theme was “Music from the Movies”…this was the second showing of this particular theme, a popular choice among our singers it seems!

We sang some big songs, lets just be honest, it was tiring, but…the bigger the song, the harder you all tried and it really paid off, you all sounded AMAZING!

Thank you all for a FABULOUS day!

Just Sing Bognor perform at Brick Kiln Nursery

MusicSmart’s “Just Sing Bognor” performs at Brick Kiln Nursery

MusicSmart Just Sing Bognor

 

‘Thank you to everyone from Just Sing Bognor who came to sing at Brick Kiln Nursery on Saturday 24th November, at the opening of the Christmas Grotto, raising money for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.

We had a fantastic time singing Christmas songs and getting into the Christmas spirit! The cafe was full and a good time was had by all!

Just Sing Bognor perform at Autumn Fayre

Just Sing Bognor

Just Sing Bognor perform at Autumn Fayre

On Saturday November 17th, Just Sing Bognor were pleased to perform at the St Wilfrid’s Church Autumn Fayre.

A huge thanks to everyone in the choir, you have all worked so hard and sounded brilliant!!

One lady in the audience came up to us and said ‘that was a really uplifting way to start my day – thank you!’

Thanks from us too!

Hilary and Paula x

 

Read more about Just Sing Bognor on their own page on the website

Felpham Community Singers’ Autumn concert

Felpham Community Singers’ concert

Felpham Community Singers gave a fabulous performance at their Autumn Concert on 13th November.

Enthusiasm and joy shone through their singing and the audience clearly enjoyed all the songs and the great atmosphere.

Felpham Community Singers MusicSmart

Thank you to everyone who helped with the raffle, either donating prizes or selling tickets as this choir managed to raise a massive £421.00 for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Thank you all for your hard work!

Hilary and Paula x

( See the FCS page here on the MusicSmart website)

MusicSmart choirs to sing LIVE at Brick Kiln Garden Center

Brick Kiln

 

Just Sing Bognor and SingSing choirs will sing live…

…at Brick Kiln Garden Center, in the cafe, on Friday 14th of December from 12:00 – 14:30.

Join MusicSmart’s Just Sing Bognor and SingSing choirs for some festive singing and treat yourself to some tea and delicious cakes from the cafe.

We hope to see you there, we have a brilliant line-up planned for you all.

Hilary & Paula x

 

 

Fundraising for Macmillan

MusicSmart MacMillan

Once again, a huge thank you to Felpham Community Singers and Coda Community Choir for this fantastic effort!

We’ve received this lovely certificate from MacMillan thanking us for our part.

 

Thank You once again, You’re all superstars!

 

Hilary and Paula x

 

Singing the Swinging Sixties

Who doesn’t love music from the Swinging Sixties?

This past weekend saw us at MusicSmart host another fantastic Singing Saturdays event…We Couldn’t help falling in love with Elvis,  “Wah-wah-wah-wondered” along with Del Shannon and We were there, reaching out with an action-packed, MusicSmart version of The Four Tops’ popular, 1966, Motown song on our Swinging Sixties day.

Along with our band, Paula’s excellent playing and Hilary’s brilliant direction, we all sang and grooved to some old favourites as well as some lesser know sixties songs. There were harmonies that blew us away and a few challenging corners, which you all rounded superbly…creating a genuinely fab sound. Thank you all!

We’ll see you all again on December 1st, for our “Songs from Films”…same time, same place, same tasty tea and cakes!

Hilary and Paula x

 

 

Booking is open for December’s Singing Saturday.

Learn the amazing benefits of singing…

…Singing is so much more than just making a beautiful sound, its a feel-good, full brain work out! 

How singing benefits you

Many people have said to us that they leave after a choir session or singing lesson, feeling refreshed, revitalized, happy, and full of the joys of life…how does this work? Watch this video that we have found for a really great explanation!

If you’ve just started singing, or know someone who would like to, but maybe doesn’t yet have the courage, pass this mail on to them and see if it spurs them on. We always love having new members join in.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the subject!

 

All the best,

Hilary and Paula x

 

Video reference: ABC Classic FM