Summer Success!

On one of the hottest days of the year (so far...) we joined with the fantastic Sutton Bridge Gospel Choir, for a concert in aid of The Big C, Norfolk's Cancer Charity.

Our venue was the beautiful St Peter's Church, Walpole St Peter, and despite the heat, which tried it's very best to disrupt the day, we put on a wonderful performance for our audience, and thanks to their generosity we raised £320 for The Big C.

We have been thrilled to support The Big C over the course of this year. Our fund raising total of £1145for the year is a record for us, and we are proud to have contributed to the amazing work that they do in supporting cancer patients, and their families in our region.

Thanks must go to all of those who volunteered to help us on the day, with ticket sales, refreshments and setting up and clearing up on the day.
Thanks also to the Wardens at St Peter's for all of their assistance, both on the day and beforehand. 

Next year we will be supporting another amazing local charity - why not join us?

 

Summer Celebration!

On Saturday 17th June 2017, we will be joined by the fabulous Sutton Bridge Gospel Choir for our summer concert in aid of The Big C, Norfolk's Cancer Charity
As our charity of the year we have so far raised over £800 for The Big C, and we hope to add to that total this summer in support of the amazing work they do in providing treatments and counseling to those in our region who are suffering from, or impacted by cancer; and the research that they fund to cure it.

The concert, held in the beautiful St Peters Church, Walpole St Peter, will feature a range of musical styles, from pop to classical to soul and gospel music,and should be a delight for music lovers everywhere.

Tickets are £5 for adults and £3.50 for under 16s.
To purchase or reserve tickets, please contact us at simplysing@outlook.com, or through our facebook page.

Currently we are unable to accept payment online, so please contact us for details, or to reserve tickets and pay on the door.

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Christmas Came Early for Simply Sing and The Big C

Preparing a concert in just 12 weeks was always going to generate some nerves, but when we all came together in the beautiful surroundings of the King's Lynn Town Hall, everything clicked in to place for a fantastic beginning to the festive season, and an evening which proved to be our most successful to date.

As we walked out into the gloriously gilt assembly room to a full house, we knew that we were going to have a wonderful evening, and we were all thrilled by how the concert went. With a collection of Christmas music, from a medieval Christmas carol sung in Latin (did I mention the nerves) to traditional carols and modern Christmas music, there was something for everyone.
Our audience were in good voice, and we were delighted when they joined in with the fun.

Thanks to the amazing generosity of our audience, we raised £801.86 for The Big C
Money which will go towards providing support, information and treatment facilities for people suffering from cancer across the Norfolk area.
We were all honored when the Big C selected us to perform as part of their 35th anniversary celebrations, and are so thrilled that with your support we were able to do them proud.

With thanks to all at The Big C, especially Brian and Brenda who came on the night. Thanks also to Rob Gordon and Mark Gregory for their assistance, and to Colin for stepping in at the last moment to play for us.
Special thanks also go to Sainsbury's in King's Lynn for kindly donating the refreshments for the evening, and to everyone else involved who helped make the evening such a success.

Simply Sing will be holding various events throughout next year in support of The Big C, so do watch this space for more information.

 

Christmas Comes Early: Carols Against Cancer

The clocks have gone back and the Trick or Treaters have gone home, which can only mean that Christmas is sneaking around the corner.
Simply Sing are thrilled that this year our Christmas Concert will be held at the prestigious King's Lynn Town Hall in support of The Big C, celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Norfolk's fantastic local cancer charity. 

The concert will be held on Saturday 3rd of December, 6.30pm at King's Lynn Town Hall.
Tickets £5 adults, £3.50 under 16s
All funds raised will be donated to the Big C.
We are currently only able to accept payment by cheque, so if you would like tickets please email simplysing@outlook.com  for further details.  If you would like tickets, but are unable to pay by cheque, please contact us anyway and we will see how we can accommodate you.

UPDATE: Tickets are now available from the Big C shop, Norfolk Street, King's Lynn


 

Help Us Fight Cancer, by Joining Us In Support Of The Big C

 

This year Simply Sing are putting our voices behind the fight for cancer, and supporting The Big C Norfolk's Cancer Charity.

The Big C, work to support both local cancer sufferers and their families, as well as supporting vital research, which aims to help and maybe one cure people around the world.

This year is their 35th anniversary and they have asked us to join with 34 other choirs around the county to hold one in a series of concerts to raise vital funds for their work. 

We are planning our biggest ever Christmas Concert, and we would love to have as many people as possible from the community join us in song for such a wonderful local charity. 

Our new term starts on the 8th September, and new members are very welcome to join us any time.

For further information contact us at simplysing@outlook.com or find us on facebook

To find out more about our charity of the year click here

 

Chris Rowbury Workshop - Change of Venue

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to change the venue for our Harmony Singing day on Saturday 30th April, 10.30 - 4.30.

The workshop will now be held at St John the Evangelist Church, Blackfriars Road, King's Lynn, PE12 1NT.

Other than the change of venue, everything else will be running as planned.

 

Now you hear us...

We were all thrilled with the success of our Autumn concert, the culmination of a year of hard work for the choir, so while we squirrel ourselves away and work on a new repertoire for the summer, here are a few of our greatest hits from that performance. With thanks to David Oxtoby for the recordings.

Harmony Singing Workshop

Simply Sing is hosting a harmony singing workshop by the wonderful Chris Rowbury.

The workshop is being held on Saturday 30th April 2016 at London Road Methodist Church, King's Lynn, PE30 5PY.  10.30am-4.30pm. 

Whether you have sung in choirs before, or are a complete novice to harmony singing; this is the perfect workshop, looking at a range of harmony singing skills, through a variety of different musical styles.

All of the music will be taught by ear, so there is no need read music.

Come along to an informal day of harmonies, humour and hijinks.

Tickets are £15 (Free for Simply Sing Members)

Light refreshments will be provided, but there will be a bring and share lunch.

For Tickets and further information, please contact us at simplysing@outlook.com.

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