Recently Hadleigh Community Choir have left the safe confines of the URC and even performed outside Hadleigh. They have matched the mood of three very different events during early autumn.
They were pleased once again to sing at the Mayor’s Civic Service in St Mary’s Church on Sunday 24th September. Although quite a formal occasion, they hoped that the rain would fall soft on the fields of the congregation – through the lines of The Irish Blessing.
Next was a more relaxed affair, when they went to the opening of Hadleigh Hall Nursing Home on Tuesday 26th September. They sang al fresco and, as Barry McGuigan was there, they felt they had to give The Irish Blessing another airing. Apparently he loved it!
Staff and residents also appreciated the sentiment of Love Changes Everything and have asked them back at Christmas time.
Lastly on Monday 16th October, they headed for Bury St Edmunds to the emotional Hate Crime Vigil. The theme was contemplation and reflection and they were asked to talk to each other to find something they had in common and something that was different. There was a fantastic poem called Make Hate History by Penny Parker and a fascinating story about Jelly Babies.
Again, they chose songs suitable for the occasion including Fix You and Lean on Me, which the audience enjoyed joining in with. Debbie Charles, the organiser, expressed her thanks and said she loved their inclusive, community outlook.
If you would like the choir to perform at an event you are holding, please get in touch. Watch out for them next at the lighting-up ceremony. If you’re interested in joining the choir, now is the perfect time, as they start to learn new songs for their February concert.
Call Stella on 01473 823 477 or John on 01473 823 791.
For more information, visit: www.hadscommunitychoir.onesuffolk.net