We are looking forward to this year’s Summer concert of popular songs at St James’s Southam next month!
Buy your £5 tickets from any choir members or on the door on the night.
For full details head over to our Facebook page where all our event updates are now published.
We have set up a new Facebook page, where we will post photos and news,as well as details of our future events. We hope to reach as many potential singers and listeners as possible. Please check this out, and do post comments and ‘Like’ us!
And of course, if you would like to come and try out singing in the choir, do just come along to see how things go – no obligation…. We’re very friendly!
Singing carols at Jaguar Land Rover Christmas meeting at Ashorne Hill
We had a very busy run-up to Christmas, certainly putting our carol rehearsals to the test – starting out with an Advent service in Southam and closely followed with performances at the Guide Dogs Volunteers’ Christmas Dinner, the Southam Christmas Lights Switch-on and Parade, and finally some of us sang at Ashorne Hill for the the Board of Jaguar Land Rover at their Christmas dinner.
Almost the whole choir went on a trip to the John Rutter Carol Concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall, where we sang ourselves hoarse during a wonderful concert by the Bach Choir, who emerged after the interval wearing an astonishing selection of silly hats and tinsel.
Thanks to Alison and the committee for organising us through another busy Christmas.
Welcome to the new term, we have already been busy singing at a wedding at Warwick House on the 15th Sept, the fee was donated to Music and The Deaf our chosen charity.
We have two concerts with the RNA male voice choir, firstly 30th Sept at Whitnash Community Centre to support League of Friends at Leamington Spa Hospital and again at St Nicholas Church on the 22nd Oct.
Half term meal on the 26th Oct – Halloween theme venue to be advised.
We have been invited to sing in Banbury at the Christmas Light Switch on Nov 27th outside the Town Hall. Also to sing at Tithe Lodge at the Southam Christmas Light Switch on Dec 4th with local school children.
On Dec 9th at 7.30pm the ladies will be singing at the Guide Dog Centre in Leamington followed by a supper.
The choir will going to Birmingham on 12th Dec to attend a concert with John Rutter.
There will also be carol singing at Galanos House and Tescos – dates to be arranged.
The Melody Makers Ladies Choir have been busy in May, two concerts, a carnival and a get together at Emily’s. Many thanks to Emily for hosting a lovely buffet evening.
Our first concert to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday at Wood St Church on 6th May was a great success, 33 members of the choir entertained an audience of over a 100, everyone enjoyed a toast to her Majesty and much flag waving and cheering ensued as well as raising over £600 split between the Melody Makers and the Church. The Melody Makers supported the charity Music and the Deaf, thank you to all who attended the charity were most grateful for our support.
The following week The Melody Makers supported the Royal Naval Men’s Choir at Northgate Methodist Church Warwick in aid of the Bloodwise Charity, again raising £600 for blood cancer research.
30.5.16 The Melody Makers took part in the Carnival procession, the theme this year was Disney, we chose the film Mary Poppins, lots of sweet Sweeps and 2 Mary Poppins walked round and a great big thank you for no rain!
Mary Poppins here we come!
Help us to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
A Spring Concert to be held on Friday May 6th 2016 at 7.30pm
at the Congregational Church, Wood Street, Southam.
Music from the Queens lifetime. Popular favourites.
Wear red, white and blue too!! Raffle and refreshments available.
Concert tickets £5 from David on 01926 812695 or pay at the door.
Northgate Methodist Church
Barrack Street, Warwick, CV34 4TH.
FRIDAY, MAY 13th 2016
The Royal Naval Association Male Voice Choir and The Southam Melody Makers Ladies Choir
with monologues from Pam Miller
Please join us for a wonderful evening of music, with the aim of raising funds for research into the 137 types of blood cancers, including leukaemias, lymphomas and myelomas.
There will be a raffle and refreshments in the interval.
Rehearsals for 6th May concert to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday are going well, we have songs from each decade of her life, and Pam has kindly offered to do some entertaining readings for us.
We have been invited to sing with the Royal Naval choir on the 13th May at Northgate Street Church Warwick in a charity concert for Blood Wise.
Rehearsals in full swing for the Celebration Concert for the Queen’s 90th birthday.
2. Friday 6th May 7.30pm at Wood Street Church Southam CV47 1PP Choir to wear White 3/4 sleeve shirts, black trousers, scarf will be provided, (audience and choir flags if you have one).
Social evening on Wednesday 17th Feb – Meal 6.30 for 7pm at The Bell Ladbroke, meals have been pre-booked and paid for.
Choir rehearsals recommence Wed 24th February 7.30pm at Southam Primary school until Wednesday 16th March when we finish for Easter returning on Wednesday 6th April 7.30pm.
Dates for your diary from Newsletter 8. Concert dates as above:
Monday 30th May Southam Carnival Parade mid-day -theme is Films dress tba
Friday 29th July Wedding St James Church Southam 1.30pm full concert uniform
Thursday 15th September Wedding Warwick House pm full concert uniform
Friday 30th September 7.30pm Concert with RNA Whitnash Community Centre in aid of Friends of Heathcote Hospital.
NB: COR World choir event in Cardiff has been postponed until next year as far as we know.
May – Taking part in Carnival.
June – Our 5th Anniversary celebrations.
July – Wedding and Darby & Joan Club.
October – Stockton Church with the Ukaladies – raised approx. £400 for church fund. Northgate Methodist Church Warwick with the Royal Naval Association Choir – raised £400 for League for Friends at Warwick Hospital. Soroptomists swimming event, our team raised £241 for CAB and Warwick Blind Association.
November – Heathcote Hospital Christmas Fair. St James’ Advent Service.
December – Carol Singing at Southam Primary School and Newbold Comyn Arms where we raised £60 for Zoe’s place charity. Carol singing at Tesco raised £140 for the Diabetic Association and British Heart Foundation, the final carol singing outside Inside Rooms on Market Hill £30 for our charity Music and the Deaf.
We also raised £31 from our raffles which will go towards new music.
The choir members enjoyed two meals out and a Gareth Malone concert in Northampton.
A good year for the Melody Makers we are looking forward to 2016 with several events coming up, singing and social, our first rehearsal date this term is Wednesday 13th Jan – 7.30 at Southam Primary School. New members welcome either contact Alison on 01926 817516 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up we would love to see you.