Our main Christmas Concert “Baubles and Bows” on Saturday 1st December 2018 at Warwick Methodist Church was held in aid of the Helping Hands Community Project. The concert was directed by Trevor Barr with Julie Edwards accompanist. The choir was delighted to be joined by some very special guests, accompanied on piano by Trevor Barr:
Belinda Morley – Mezzo Soprano
Terry Street – Alto Saxophone
Village Voices took part in this exciting community event in Whitnash.
Proms in the Park at Whitnash included
- … Royal Spa Brass and Village Voices.
- … Free to enter.
- … Bring a picnic.
- … Bar and BBQ.
- … Bouncy Castle and Side Stalls.
- … some terrific summer’s weather
Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Acre Close Leamington Spa, England, CV31 2ND (See map)
In March 2018 Village Voices staged their Spring Variety Concert at the Warwick Methodist Church (Northgate). This was the first concert with Trevor Barr our new Musical Director. The concert also featured pupils from Perrott Hill School, Somerset and was in support of the Helping Hands Community Project.
Paul Brenig-Jones (Bass) proposed the 2nd Warwick Sea Scouts as a charity supported by Village Voices in 2017 which has 160 members who come from Warwick, Leamington and the surrounding area. The Group is committed to providing equal opportunities in scouting for girls, who make up 50% of their number, consisting of Beavers (6 – 8 years), Cubs (8 – 10), Scouts (10 – 14) and Explorers (14 – 18 years).
They are recognised by the Admiralty for their proficiency in water based skills, leadership, training and provision of a full range of scouting activities plus sailing, canoeing, rowing etc. They also carry out community service and support local charities.
Demand to join is high, they have over 100 on their waiting list. They want to train new leaders and provide extra training for existing leaders so they can open another Beaver section and Cubs section and enlarge their Scout and Explorer sections. Ideally, they are hoping to raise £1,000 for the training. We hope the Sea Scouts will help us at concerts, sell tickets and with the raffle tickets, and catering, … and maybe join in the performance?.
Our main Christmas Carol Concert at Chandos Street Baptist Church, Leamington Spa. With Stagecoach Christmas Choir and in Support of 2nd Warwick Sea Scout Group.
Sandra Hayward (Soprano) proposed the Heart of England Branch of Bloodwise, which is a charity dedicated to fighting all forms of blood cancer, as a charity supported by Village Voices in 2017. Her good friend, Anne Oliver, is the chair of the Heart of England Branch of Bloodwise. Anne and her husband, Jack, lost their younger daughter, Sophie, to Leukaemia about 20 years ago when Sophie was just 7 years old. Since then, Anne has worked tirelessly to support the Leukaemia Research Fund which later became known as Bloodwise, they are a small group of local voluntary supporters whose lives have been touched by blood cancer. They operate mainly in Leamington, Kenilworth, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon, holding street collections and fund raising events.
They will support our events by selling tickets, providing static displays and talking to an audience.