January 13, 2016
ReSound Community Choir are delighted to announce the launch of their Summer Concert season, The Road to Rio, supported by an award from National Lottery small grants scheme Awards for All.
The award will enable the choir to broaden their already successful summer ‘June Tunes’ programme, allowing them to stage a series of events focusing on different parts of the community; from a matinee concert for several care homes, to a barbeque for families and the local community.
The choir was formed almost a decade ago to provide an opportunity for the community to meet and sing together. A registered charity, the choir is a broad mix of people, from professional musicians to people who just enjoy singing as a hobby, and contains a wide range of ages- young and older voices. As well as providing additional equipment and uniform, the grant will enable them to develop their music skills and experience in singing for older people, especially those with forms of dementia.
ReSound are grateful to Awards for All for their support, and are looking forward to greeting old and new friends in their audiences this year.
July 18, 2014
Here’s when we’re practising over the summer.
Wednesday 23rd July- Yes, we’re on!
Wednesday 30th July- No Choir
Wednesday 6th August- No Choir
Wednesday 13th August- Yes, we’re on!
Wednesday 20th August- Yes, we’re on!
Wednesday 27th August- Yes, we’re on!
We’re back to normal after that!
July 25, 2013
Coverage of Sing for Victory
in Qlocal- http://tinyurl.com/singforvictory-qlocal
and in the Champion- http://tinyurl.com/singforvictory-champion
(Update: The Champion link is now inactive. The article can be read here http://www.champnews.com/papers/pdf/W3013.pdf by scrolling down to page 28)
My words, their pics!
If you want to see our very own lovely Jason’s photos, they’re here. It’s Facebook but you don’t have to log in….
February 13, 2013
Ok so next week no choir…. we’re having the week off for half term.
Feel free to google and youtube the tunes to give yourself an idea… and I’m going to get the recording done next week so you’ll have something to practise with.
See you on the 27th…. Ladies doing ‘Sandman’, we’ll stay for half an hour at the end… can’t wait!!!
January 19, 2013
The latest edition of our newsletter, ReSpond is available now.
Click for a pdf copy! Newsletter 2012- PDF
November 26, 2012
Tickets will be on sale soon for our annual Celebrate! event, this year at St Anne’s Catholic Church in Ormskirk.
Further information here.
We look forward to seeing you!
October 20, 2012
Coronation Park was buzzing with music on Sunday 9th September, as ReSound Community Choir hosted an afternoon of free entertainment to celebrate the last day of the 2012 Paralympic Games. The event was opened by the Mayor, accompanied by the Mayoress and their children. ReSound Community Choir then launched in to “Oh Happy Day” and “Dancing in the Street” which is what the Town Crier was seen to be doing as he enjoyed the atmosphere, along with the audience who were sitting soaking up the end of summer sun and relishing their picnics.
Mersey duo The Rag Tag Misfits sang a mix of well known songs as well as some of their own, then the crowd enjoyed the acoustic sounds of Cameron Cockbain, accompanying himself on guitar. James Fraser, a talented 16 year old saxophonist did a marvellous job of entertaining the crowd. Audience participation was also encouraged, with “Sweet Caroline”, “Bye Bye Love” and “Dance the Night Away”. The choir ended the wonderful afternoon singing songs from the South Seas, including a close harmony rendition of “Old Cape Cod”. The Young Voice choir members joined in the theme with “Happy Talk”.
Event Programmer for the Ormskirk Bandstand Marathon, Cecilia Cook, said “It’s been a wonderful afternoon of musical entertainment, just to look at people’s faces is enough to know that all the hard work in organising the event was worth it, everyone looked happy to be there, and the weather was a bonus. Thanks go to Sarah Monteith, musical director and conductor of ReSound Community Choir; the team of musicians; Karl and Rafe for the great job they did with the sound; Dave Galt the fantastic compere of the afternoon’s entertainment; park ranger Jessica Britch for all her help setting up; Morrison’s for the donation of bottled water to keep everyone hydrated and, of course, the choir members and other musicians for giving their time to such a great event for Ormskirk.”
by Celia Cook
You can see other press coverage of the event <a title=”Advertiser” href=”http://www.osadvertiser.co.uk/news/ormskirk-news/2012/09/20/ormskirk-s-bandstand-hosts-olympic-goodbye-80904-31869105/” target=”_blank”>here</a> and <a title=”QLocal” href=”http://www.qlocal.co.uk/ormskirk/news_list/Music_fills_the_air_at_Coronation_Park-51652578.htm” target=”_blank”>here</a>.
Further information about the Bandstand Marathon is <a title=”Bandstand Marathon” href=”http://bandstandmarathon.org.uk/index.asp?ID=190″ target=”_blank”>here</a>.