ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER SHOW!
This was our first song, post lockdown, at our first concert in St. Augustine’s Church in Luton. We welcomed an enthusiastic audience, who, for many, were attending their first live performance in 18 months.
The songs for the evening included a mix of old and new, including Alexander’s Ragtime Band and You Can’t Stop the Beat. We also included The Time for Turning and In Whatever Time we Have, which gave us all time for reflection and looking forward.
We said farewell to Tracey and Fay, long-standing committee members. Tracey was also a stalwart of the bottom altos and we are already missing her deep tones. It was lovely to have her joining us for Bohemian Rhapsody and How Great Thou Art. We wish her and Fay every happiness in their new home in Suffolk.
The concert was in aid of a small local charity called Rachel’s Rainbow Dancers, which is raising funds for less invasive cancer treatment for children. We heard a very personal account of the charity from Andrew Orriss. His grand-daughter, Rachel, is the inspiration for the charity being set up. A donation will be on its way soon!!
The concert was the first and last outing of our summer repertoire, as we start on Christmas songs at our next rehearsal on Tuesday 12th, We hope to welcome back many members who were not able to join us for this concert and perhaps encourage some new members.
Singing together is so good for physical and mental health and we hope listening was too.
Thank you, everyone who attended. See you on December 12th, at St. Mary’s Church, Dunstable, for our Christmas Gala concert, featuring a Brass Ensemble.
Welcome Back. Our final song, How Great Thou Art.
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Our Christmas concerts will start on Saturday 27th November, at Harpenden High St. Methodist Church, 2:30.
Many thanks to those who turned up on a very bleak and cold Saturday afternoon. We have raised much needed funds for the Hospice of St. Francis in Berkhamsted
Our second concert will be at St. Lawrence Church, Abbots Langley on Saturday, 4th December, at 6:00. Please note the change of starting time,
Our Gala Christmas Concert will be at St. Mary’s Church, Dunstable on Sunday, 12th December, at 6:00, featuring the Buccinate Brass Ensemble
Sue Trost at the keyboard
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Margaret acquired her passion for music in the Salvation Army. As a child she learned to play various brass instruments and had lessons in piano and singing.
Sue started to play for Caritas Harmony in 2017. Originally from Yorkshire, she studied the piano and viola at the Royal College of Music, London.
Guest Accompanist, Vivien Powles, holds an LTCL Performer’s diploma and a Postgraduate Certificate in Accompaniment from Trinity college of Music.
If you like singing and think you might like to join the choir, why not come along to one of our rehearsals at Stopsley Baptist Church, St Thomas’ Road, Luton LU2 7XP and see if Caritas Harmony is for you. We meet on a Monday evening at 7.30pm.
We rehearse with music but always perform without it.
For more information regarding joining the choir please contact the Membership Secretary, Heather Press, 01462 624842 or 07804 444846
Our first Charity to support is Rachel’s Rainbow Dancers, a charity supporting children’s cancer, including Leukaemia.