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.
The Southam Melody Makers and the Royal Naval Association Mens Choir sang at the Northgate Methodist Church on Saturday evening of the 17th Oct, the evening was a great success, musical director for the RNA choir Steve Height performed 2 solo items and it was also a treat to listen to young solo trombone player George. The concert raised over £400 for the League of Friends for Warwick Hospital.
Summer Wedding 2015
The choir was so happy to sing at a local wedding – our singers included the proud mother of the beautiful bride! The wedding was at Southam’s Warwick House, which was not only a beautiful venue but also wonderfully handy for us all. We had a wonderful day and enjoyed every minute!
This summer the choir celebrated five years of performing and rehearsing. We have welcomed some lovely new singers along the way, who have joined the original members who are still coming along on Wednesdays during school terms to practice old pieces and learn new songs.
This term we had a surprise: a guest conductor was invited to put us through our paces. Some of us found learning new pieces by ear, with no music to rely on, very challenging but it was all good fun and extremely enjoyable. We rounded the term off with a fundraising produce sale with some lovely items: home made, home grown or home baked.
Our hardworking committee continue to put in so much effort to ensure the choir goes from strength to strength. Thanks to all of them and to Alison our tireless director!
Why not come and join us in September at Southam Primary School 7.30 every Wednesday in term time – we are very friendly and you will get a warm welcome!
Southam Carnival Parade 2015
As usual the Melody Makers put in a tremendous effort to join in the Carnival Fun in May: this year’s theme was Superheroes and Villains and the choir decided to take the villainous option of Pirate outfits! The Choir are always keen to support local events and welcome invitations to perform their latest repertoire.