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 such a prestigious event, but proved to be a most exciting and rewarding experience (it also raises a considerable sum for Cancer Research).
We were invited back for the next Gala Concert which took place in 2018 and, despite the hard work involved, we thoroughly enjoyed the year.
We have a breakaway group, referred to as ‘The Saga Louts’; this has now become accepted and tolerated by our musical director as a humorous interlude. 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. An under rehearsed, but enthusiastic, band of performers lends another dimension to ‘entertainment’. Mick has been out of action for some time but is now back in full swing: open the fridge door and away he goes, the rest of us have to follow.
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
We have been invited to entertain at West Derbyshire United Reformed Church, Wirksworth. The congregation is about 35 strong with a range of ages and I am sure they would welcome guests …
On Saturday 28th September, the concert at Stonebroom Church was an enjoyable experience. Unfortunately I was unable to attend so missed what, I am assured, was a great evening. See face book …
Civic Service at Watchorn Church, Alfreton
On Sunday 22nd September, the choir was honoured to support the Civic Service hosted by the Mayor and Mayoress, Councillor John Walker and Mrs. Angela Walker. The service was led by Reverend …
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