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

 

 

 

Singing Saturdays to round out the year!

Singing Saturdays are back in October & December…

We know you’ve been waiting for your next healthy dose of singing in a large group of lovely, happy people on a Saturday…GOOD NEWS…dates for the next two Singing Saturday events are here!!

Here at MusicSmart, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together two lively programs of music for  our upcoming singing dates.

Here’s the scoop. On October 13th we’ll transport you back to the “Swinging Sixties“with a full program of firm favourites, and some not so familiar ( though we’re confident that every song will strike a chord with someone).

Singing Saturday Swinging sixties

Come December 1st, we’ll once again be entering the wonderful world of “Songs from Films“. This was so popular that we just had to have another go at it…so many good songs to fit in.

Singing Satuday Music from films 2

 

As always, you can book via the website, just visit our lovely new calendar, choose your date, or both dates, and register! If you’re on Facebook, you can visit the events section on MusicSmart’s page.

When you book, you will not be asked to pay, as payments are taken on the door. Please do let us know if you’ve booked and cannot make it, whatever the reason, as there are a limited number of spaces.

Some notes**

*The cost for the day is £17

*Tea/Coffee/cake/biscuits will be served, but please feel free to bring some lunch if you’d prefer.

*Water is always a good idea when singing

*Please see our information on each event, regarding parking.

 

Bring your partners, friends, neighbours and come along and sing with us, we can’t wait to see you there.

 

~Hilary and Paula.

 

 

 

 

 

Coda Community Choir performs at Fishbourne.

Coda Performance a success!

 

Coda Community Choir performs

Friday July 13th, Coda Community Choir performed at Fishbourne Church hall as part of a fundraising evening.

We performed a selection of songs from our Summer Concert…it was  very well received.

Thank you to everyone who took part!

~Paula

 

 

 

 

 

Coda Community Choir’s Concert

Concert for Coda Community Choir!

Summer Concert ~ Memories and Melodies

Saturday June 16th saw a gathering of eager, well-rehearsed, Coda Community Choir Members and their families and friends.

Our choir performed a range of songs, as well as a selection of readings along the same themes as our songs…Thank you to Hazel, Glynis, Lesley and Ray for stepping forward to do the readings.

 

MusicSmart Coda Commuity Choir     MusicSmart Coda Community Choir CODA Certificate MusicSmart

Just to say to all involved, huge thanks for working so hard to produce a fantastic concert…the choir sounded brilliant.

We had lots of positive feedback after the concert.

We can also now confirm that we will be sending £235.00 to The Royal British legion from the raffle, a great achievement! ~ Paula McGovern Musical Director

Coda Community Choir

Admiral Nurse Sharon Court with the Coda Community Choir at their Summer concert

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations!

MusicSmart sends our congratulations all ’round!

MusicSmart would like to send their congratulations to Harry and Megan and would love to offer a special discount for your special day too. Book your wedding pianist before the end of July 2018 and receive 10% off the package of your choice.

Congratulations

Congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Mepham!

MusicSmart were delighted to play at the wedding of Abigail and Christian in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s, Bramber on 19th May. May we take this opportunity to send our best wishes for your future.

 

 

 

 

 

Changes to the MusicSmart website

We’re making some changes to our website!

 

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Our choirs have grown to the extent  that we now want to give you each your own page on the website!

This new page will house the information about your specific choir, such as  the day and time where you rehearse, who your choral leader is…We’ll also be adding photos and any other media from  events and money that has been raised. Previous events will be added as well as any new news items.

 

They are still in the process of being put together, we’ll let you know when they are all done and your choir has a bright and shiny new page!

 

All the best, we hope you’ll enjoy them!

Hilary and Paula

 

 

 

 

Choir gathering a success!

Joint choirs event a great success

What an afternoon! Great singing, a lovely social occasion and we raised £150 for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice! We have already had so many compliments about all your impressive performances! Thank you all for making the afternoon such a success!

Thank You MusicSmart

Special thanks must go to our comperes, Robert, Rob and Caroline who gave such expert introductions to each performance and brought us their personal insights about their choir and each song.

We were also delighted with your achievement of singing our joint numbers. It’s not always easy to sing together in a spontaneous performance…”Should I be singing this bit?” “Where are we?” ……. and we thought you rose to the challenge amazingly well and the result was inspiring for us for the future.

MusicSmart choirs

 

Thanks also to our musicians, Rich and Sam for adding great musical colour and atmosphere to all your songs.

Thank you, We hope you enjoyed the day too!

MusicSmart choirs 

 

All the best,

Hilary and Paula x

 

New Venue for SingSing ladies choir

SingSing ladies choir, new venue

We are delighted to announce a new venue for our ‘SingSing’ ladies choir from Middleton.

As from Friday 8th June we will rehearse at The Middleton Sports Club, 10.00-11.00a.m.

A beautiful, peaceful location. Why not come along and join us, maybe a work out, coffee and then a lovely relaxing sing for an hour!!

New Venue SinSing choir

 

Take a look at our choirs and see which is most convenient for you to join:

http://musicsmart.org.uk/choirs/community-choirs/choir-can-join