It’s nearly time to end our term of Summer performances…BUT, BEFORE WE DO…
…here’s a look at some news
Just Sing Bognor
Newly relocated to The Regis school of Music, Just Sing Bognor have time during their practices to enjoy a refreshing cup of tea or coffee and some tasty nibbles.
What a pleasure to be able to sing in this wonderful new venue!
Take a peek at the choir enjoying themselves during refreshment break
Coda Community Choir
Coda Community Choir had their Summer Concert in Southbourne on Saturday 29th June.
As a celebration of Musical Theatre, the audience were treated to music from ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘The Lion King’ and ‘Blood Brothers’ to name but a few! The choir sang their hearts out on the warmest evening of the year so far.
This concert saw Coda invite two guest soloists, Rebecca Holland and Naomi Miller to join them and of course, they were accompanied by Richard Rahaman on Guitar. Also thanks to Tim Hudson our sound engineer.
We managed to raise over £230.00 for the Stonepillow Charity in Chichester. A Brilliant evening!
New venue at The Regis School of Music
Just Sing Bognor will be moving to our new venue on Friday 14th June.
We will be meeting at The Regis School of Music, Sudley Road, Bognor Regis with the slightly extended time of 12.15-1.30 so that we can all now enjoy a cup of tea/coffee, biscuits and some social time!
We are very excited to be forging links with The Regis School of Music.
Those were the days… when we thought the carnival is over, but sugar, sugar, it’s not unusual when its been a hard day’s night, and you think you’ve lost your love and all you need is love…yesterday, when all your troubles seemed so far away…and indeed they were, because we were having a MAGNIFICENT day at our Swinging Sixties Singing Saturdays!!
We all had a groovy time these past two Saturdays, singing songs from The Swinging Sixties. It was marvelous to hear those wonderful songs sung with such enthusiasm and feeling.
We hope it brought back some fun memories and some new harmonies as well. We just know that you will have been enjoying watching the fabulous Temptations on YouTube and practicing your moves, as well as your Rock ‘n Roll faces!
Take a peep through the galleries below, there is one for each day. You can also see the pictures from our two “Musicals” Singing Saturdays, earlier this year. ( Click on the gallery to make it full screen.)
Saturday May 11th
Saturday May 18th
SingSing Ladies choir host a showcase performance…
On Friday 3rd May at The Regis School of Music, SingSing Ladies Choir gave a wonderful showcase performance of their Spring repertoire! The evening was SOLD OUT and they all sang brilliantly to give the audience a really special evening of entertainment.
With a mixture of songs, both old and new, SingSing Ladies choir has gone from strength to strength and are now performing with confidence and making a fabulous sound!
£200.00 was raised in a charity raffle for two charities chosen by the choir, ‘Cancerwise’ in Chichester and ‘My Sister’s House’ in Bognor Regis.
A fantastic evening ladies, well done!!!
MusicSmart has entered Performance mode…
We are so excited to be entering our ‘Performance’ term with all choirs having performances in this Summer term.
Each choir will give a showcase performance of their Spring/Summer Repertoire and at the same time, raise money for charity with a raffle.
Having each chosen their own charity to support, choir members are now hard at work gathering prizes!
Do come along and support each other at these performances.
We also have our ‘Singing Saturdays’ to which you can look forward. We will be choosing a fantastic selection of music for you! Check out the calendar for all the details.
June and July will feature more performances, keep an eye out and we hope to see you there!
Enjoy the sunshine that these days seem to be bringing!
Yours in Singing,
Hilary and Paula x
New Choir starting in Pagham
We are very excited to announce that we have a new choir starting on Thursday 25th April at St Ninian’s Church Hall in Pagham.
The choir will run from 1.00-2.15 at a cost of £5.00 to include a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit. As with all our choirs, the first session will be free, so come and join us and tell your friends!
For more information about any of our choirs, please do visit our choirs page!
Looking forward to seeing you all soon for more fun singing!
Hilary and Paula x
Singing…bridging the generational gap
We meet a LOT of people, young, older…older still… be they choir members, new faces at workshops, in schools, at weddings…you name it, there’s always a new face (and we love meeting all of you!).
Something very special happened at our first Singing Saturdays event of the year, it was really uplifting to see.
One of our Choir Members, Angela, was accompanied by her daughter AND granddaughter, to sing with us on Saturday March 9th.
Three Generations, joined by a love of singing, and enjoying it together with us! What a special moment for them and for MusicSmart.
Here they are in action!
Angela had these very kind words to say of the day…
Another wonderful day of singing under the expert tutelage of Hilary & Paula! My name is Angela. I always loved to sing and have been a member of the Felpham Community Singers from the start.
My whole family is keen on musicals and as the latest ‘Singing Saturday’ coincided with my granddaughter (Rachel) being home from university for the weekend, she and my daughter (Kate) joined me for a ‘3 generations’ singing experience. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day, ending with a rousing rendition of Aquarius with Hilary and Paula leading in their own inimitable style.
We all appreciate your style and enthusiasm and can’t wait for the next event. Keep up the good work.
Two successful Singing Saturdays so far this year…
We’re in March already, can you believe it?
It’s been full steam ahead for us here at MusicSmart. Our choirs are back up and singing, after the Christmas break, we’ve run health and wellness workshops on the benefits of singing and choir singing in particular, We’re starting up new choirs ( keep your eyes peeled on our choirs pages for more about that!) and we have run two very successful Singing Saturdays!!
We’ve tried something new with our Singing Saturdays and so far they have been really successful. Instead of one date for a particular theme or genre, we’ve run two dates.
March 9th was our very first Singing Saturday of 2019, and with Musicals as our theme, we welcomed a full-house of singers, some from our choirs and some new faces…all happy faces!
Here are some photos of the day, we hope they inspire you to come along to one of the other upcoming Singing Saturdays, we’d love to have you there 🙂
March 16th was the second of our Musicals themed Singing Saturdays, the same songs as before. It too was fantastic. Many laughs throughout the day, as well as squeals of delight as we clapped our hands and stamped our feet to “Flash Bang Wallop”. What fun!!
More photos were taken and you can see them in the gallery below.
We hope to see you all again at our upcoming singing days, we’ll add details and bookings to our calendar soon, keep checking!
Hilary and Paula x
Sharing the joy of singing
MusicSmart will be hosting a workshop at The BIG Regis Event, on the benefits of singing, and the joy that joining a choir can bring.
We will begin from 14:00, though the day’s activities are from 10:30 – 15:30.
There will be lots of fun joining in with singing and we really look forward to meeting you there and showing you just how much fun singing can be, as well how it can it can benefit you.
See you there!
Hilary and Paula x
Read more on our events page in our calendar: http://musicsmart.org.uk/event/the-regis-big-event-the-benefits-of-singing-musicsmart
Contact us: http://musicsmart.org.uk/contact-us
We are very excited to announce a change of venue for Just Sing Bognor!!
We are looking forward to being able continue the growth of the choir. The space is bigger and has a stage for future performances.There are also smaller adjacent rooms that offer the opportunity for sectional rehearsals. There is parking for about 40 cars at the back of the centre.
Our new venue is The Jeneses Arts Centre, 45 Linden Road, Bognor Regis PO21 2AP, here is a link to a map so that you can find your way easily.
On arrival, please enter by the blue door half way down the side of the building and not the front doors.
We look forward to seeing you there on February 8th and our final rehearsal at St Wilfrid’s Hall on February 1st.