On Saturday 13 May, nine choirs from the South Derbyshire District will be able to showcase their work thanks to a grant from the National Lottery. Applications were invited from organisations which could help to bring a community together, and we were successful in our bid.
Choirs will come together at different times (see the timetable below) and sing with each other and to each other. Everyone is invited to come along to the Pingle Academy, Swadlincote and listen to all or part of the event. Tickets are available at the door (£3 adults, no charge for children).
Two songs have been specially written for all the choirs to sing (by Sara Kimber, one of SDMC's Music Team), and the massed singing will be led by Richard Jeffries.
1-15pm onwards Choirs (and supporters) in Group A arrive; time to mingle in the adjacent dining room
1-45pm GROUP A Choirs sit in allocated seats; audience and others also go to their seats
2pm Welcome and Warm-ups Everyone sing through one of the joint songs (Sing Out)
2-15pm Springfield School
2-30pm Belmont Music Group
2-45pm SDMC Junior Voices
3-10pm GROUP B Choirs sit in allocated seats; audience and others also go to their seats
3-20pm Warm-ups Everyone sing through one of the joint songs (Sing Out)
3-30pm SDMC Youth Choir
3-45pm Leaside Singers
4pm Melbourne Operatic
4-30pm GROUP C Choirs sit in allocated seats; audience and others also go to their seats
4-40pm Cantabile Choir
4-55pm Boundary Singers
5-10pm Gresley MVC
5-25pm Final Sing: Sing Out and Come together.
5-45pm Approx. End