What We Do
We join together for fun and friendship, specifically to make music which entertains us each week, and our audience whenever we have the opportunity to perform in front of one; in the process we raise money for good causes and support various charities.
In the tradition of many male voice choirs our programme contains old, modern and novelty items, with show tunes alongside well known and loved religious pieces, all adapted to showcase the talents of our male voices. So, if you want to have the heart strings tugged, the emotions stirred or just tap your feet and smile, this is what we do. Our musical director Terry and our accompanists Lisa and Michael, inspire us to interpret the written words and music in the manner, hopefully, envisaged by the composer.
In 2015 we were invited to the Royal Albert Hall to perform in The Festival of Brass and Voices under the musical direction of Sir William Relton and with the famous Cory and Grimethorpe Brass Bands. This entailed a great deal of hard work in preparing for this prestigious event, but proved to be a most exciting and rewarding experience (it also raised a considerable sum for Cancer Research).
We are very pleased, and excited, to report that we have been invited back for a further Festival to take place in November 2018 and are looking forward to the encore.
We have a breakaway group, referred to as ‘The Saga Louts’ which, despite requests from the musical director, insist on performing. Led by the excellent entertainer, Mick Mullarkey on guitar, and ably supported by John on ukulele, Peter on washboard, Paul on drums (or any litter bin that comes to hand), Ken on tea chest, Dave on tambourine, Stan on maracas and Harry on kazoo. Paul Stone has recently joined our merry band, playing tambourine with the occasional drinks tray rattle. An under rehearsed, but enthusiastic, band of performers lends another dimension to ‘entertainment’.
On a more serious note, the choir is available to perform at weddings, private and Corporate functions.
Formal concerts are our real love but with a smattering of comedy and laughs along the way.
Carol singing at Ripley Co-op raising funds for the British Heart Foundation.
Choir section ‘The Sagalouts’ busking in Alfreton for Comic Relief.
Proceeds of concerts to worthy causes are our focus.
Ashgate Hospice 2017, NCIU Manchester 2016
Our Next Event
The Choir will support the local school’s Children’s Choir (or is it the other way round??)
Choir Marshall Update
It was absolutely marvellous to see Stan back at choir practice last Thursday (14th June); he has made a remarkable recovery and, whilst there is a little way to go yet, the …
After several years of sterling service, Paul Stone has decided to step down as Choir Secretary with immediate effect. The Committee wishes to thank Paul for the work he has done during …
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