We are honoured to have been invited by the Friends of St. Chad’s to ring the bells at their concert on Saturday October 8th. We have been practising hard and hope that they will enjoy our ‘something for everyone’ programme. If you are in the area, why not come along and hear us and also enjoy the organ recital by Graham Grammar. Tickets are available on the door.
Washing the kit
Had hoped to have a photograph of the ringers in action at Broadway Baptist Church’s New Outlook meeting this afternoon, but was so busy ringing that I forgot to snap. However, all went well with our little entertainment and our audience joined in with gusto.O.K. one or two dropped off, but what can you expect if you play Brahms’ “Cradle Song” and “Golden Slumbers” after they have eaten a substantial lunch?
Next practice: Tues. 14th June at 1.45
After practising a little for our afternoon’s entertainment at Broadway Baptist Church, on June 1st, we set ourselves to have another go at the aforementioned Canon (OK,there are people on utube who can do it better, but we had a good time anyway!), and then attacked a new piece, the Cumberland Reel. Watch this space!
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Next practice is Tuesday 24th May at 1.30.
It’s really encouraging to have enough members now to be able to practise even if one or two people are missing. We had a good session last Tuesday afternoon and we’re making good progress with an arrangement of “Morning” from Grieg’s Peer Gynt suite.
We’re having a little break for Easter. Next practice Tuesday 3rd May at 2.30.
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Monday this week saw the christening of our little ‘top A’. We have made steady progress with our ringing since acquiring 2 octaves of Mayola handbells through a lottery grant in 2006, but the new addition to our bell family meant that we could try an arrangement of Pachelbel’s Canon. Hoping it won’t be too long before we can add the piece to our concert repertoire.
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