TUESDAY 8TH OCTOBER, 2019
Please see the attached letter that will be going out to choir pupils, re upcoming performances in the run up to Christmas. This letter will be handed out tomorrow (Weds 9th Oct)
What another busy 12 months! In the 2018-19 academic year, the choir once again had lots of performances and were very busy. Here is the list of performances!
September - IOM Film Festival (Gaiety Theatre), IOM Children's Centre Blue Tie Ball (Villa Marina), The Greatest Variety Show (Gaiety Theatre)
October - Next Big Thing heats and semi-final (Douglas Youth Arts Centre)
December - Lesh Shee As Graih (St Ninian's Church)
February - Next Big Thing Final (Gaiety Theatre), Memory Tea in aid of the Alzheimer's Society (Woodbourne House)
March - Manx Folk Awards (Trinity Rosemount Church)
April - Manx Music Festival (Villa Marina)
June - Sound of Stories (Villa Marina), SCS Extravaganza concert (Gaiety Theatre)
July - Ballacottier 20th Anniversary Concert (Ballacottier School), Manx Cancer Help 'Hard Day's Night' (Villa Marina)
August - Pigs on the Wing 25th Anniversary (Villa Marina)
Incredible commitment from each and every choir member. We were very sad to see our lovely year 6 pupils depart the school and the choir and we wish them all the best as they start the next exciting phase of their education at high school! Along with this, we very much welcome our new choir pupils for their first rehearsal this Thursday! The big question on everyone's lips - just who will gain a coveted place on the back row?! We have one or two performances slated for the year already. The first will hopefully be a performance at a local primary schools Manx themed concert just before half term (at Ballacottier). Then some of the older members of the choir have been asked to perform at Taylorian Productions' 'Taylorian Christmas' at the Villa Marina. In the Spring, along with the usual Manx Folk Awards and Manx Music Festival, they have been asked to perform a small part in the Isle of Man's Choral Society's performance of Carmina Burana at the Villa Marina (Sunday 29th June, 2020). This is an incredibly exciting opportunity and new experience for the choir. They will be joining together with Cronk y Berry choir for this. And beyond the Spring? watch this space!