AUDLEY CHOIR COVID19 VIRUS CONTACT SHEET
This is your choir intrepid reporter Allan G Wrong who at great risk to mind, body and internal breathing organs will bring you news and views from whichever idiot is prepared to contact him with any useless bits of miss-information they may think others will bother to access and read at any boring moment.
NEW ITEM July 26th 2021-: Did you know 100yrs ago the census of 1921 revealed there were almost 2million more women than men.....makes you wonder how the Male Voice Choir movement has managed to survive. No surprise then that the men in the Welsh Valleys bucked the trend.
Also in the same year, Holiday makers flooded to the coast and broke all records on the fiftieth anniversary of the first Bank Holiday....No Brexit, Covid! just a plain old desire for" O I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE" sounds a bit like a song doesn't it? AND THERE'S MORE
June 8th 2021
submitted by Peter Thomson A new skill to learn to while away the Corona Blues.
The 2021 Census is due to be completed on Sunday 21st March a 100yr historical event matched only by the choir knowing that all of its eligible members have had their first Jab and some their second. A humourist would add some of our members appear to have been around all that time!! The census will be about the here and now, the jabs, what hopefully is to come. The year 2020 if nothing else should teach us that it is better to look forward rather than back.
THIS ONE FOR THE BASS'S just click and wait? ttps://www.facebook.com/BBCSingers/videos/650688932509258/
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A VJ Day celebration during Corona lockdown
-On Saturday 15th August 2020 at the end of the BBC's programme celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in Burma bass baritone Sir Willard White sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" and instantly this hunkered down Audley Choristers mind travelled back to the Victoria Hall in Hanley on 28th March 1999, when just plain old Willard White joined the choir in singing, "Ise Weary O Waiting" then, as now, the hairs stood up on the back of my neck. He was simply electric and although internationally famous even then he shook every man's hand as we filed off the stage out of sight of the audience, a most modest and humble man. As his voice faded away I prayed our voices will one day be heard again to echo once more around the Victoria Hall. and there's more
Many thanks to Brian and Doreen Johnson who made our bowls day possible. For those who were able to attend on the day, though a little on the cold side was non the less enjoyable. If anyone has any more pictures please send them in to be included.
New Item:- August:-100 years ago this month,US Jazz musician Charlie Parker was born. We still have a Parker in the choir of course and he's a right Charlie who's good enough to put a note up anyone's ear drum given half a chance....
Our Chairman Ken Williamson and his dear wife Margorie would like all members your wives and partners to treat the corona virus threat with the utmost care and attention so that you all come through this threat safely in good health and ready to once more share the joy of singing when Boris gives the go ahead.
and there's more letter from the editor-:
Following on from Ian Hissy's entry,This one from Robert Brock 2nd Tenor....Perfect Male Voice Choir stuff-"We are singing men, we are singing men, picking all our harmonies. Stuck in isolation, baritones and bass, tenors one and two are we. We feel the need to warble, exercise our right, fight off cabin-fever, day or night, until after all we meet up again, we remain the Audley singing men Interesting words- but remember the notes
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We aim to be a caring group of singers, having a genuine interest in every member of the choir team, This involves choristers wives, partners and families. To ensure that we look after each other please remember that communication is very important.
Please inform any choir member if you require assistance or advice and we will do our very best to assist as necessary.
Contacts are important to ensure your quality of life is maintained as much as possible whilst in voluntary isolation.
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This is the Audley Choir Conker Corona Virus Kit, submitted by the Editor
which we recommend to members whilst carrying out their day to day duties including
shopping, Gardening and taking mail off the postman. It has the added advantage of preventing the picking of teeth, Nose ferriting and listening to depressing news. This kit must be used in conjunction with washing of hands as often as you feel able. The mask may be removed for indoor/outdoor singing only.
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Ian Hissey Baritone-: On a more serious note
Audley Male Voice Choir may not be rehearsing or performing at the moment, However rest assured we are not closed down. Sue Hallam our musical director is liaising with the venues and organisations that have already booked us and is following leads on new or returning events for our future calendar. Leon Warburton our treasurer is working hard to ensure that financially we are meeting our requirements and that the other things that go unnoticed like paying the insurance and the National Association of Choirs bill happens. Ian Hissey our Secretary is reviewing the Choir organisation information ready to submit our annual statement to the Charities Commission, Allan Wright is feverishly keeping the website fresh and updated as a source of information. Karl, Brian, Deric and Ian the section reps are doing their utmost to keep you up to date about your choir.
At Audley Methodist Hall
Come and see if you enjoy it.
Allan G Wright