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News & Events
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End of Term Session
The choir enjoyed an end of term singing session and buffet supper at the Baptist Church Hall in Wellington on Thursday 7th December. Claire took the choir through the repertoire we have learned under [...]
Carols Under the Stars
A group from the choir attended Carols under the Stars on Friday 8th December at Wellington Monument. It was a cold evening with a keen wind as the evening progressed, but the bonfire and enthusiasm o [...]
New Term, New Beginnings
The New Term has started and it is wonderful to meet up with all our singing friends once again and to see so many new faces join us. The sound of our choir sound has become even more rich and full. [...]
Farewell Party with Friends and Family
On Thursday 13th July we gave our leader Caroline Rigby a rousing send-off, singing a few of her favourite songs, selected from the many very varied songs she had taught the choir over her seven yea [...]
Our choir was invited to contribute to the wide range of entertainment that was available around Taunton that day. We were offered a half-hour set in the courtyard of the Somerset Museum. Singing out [...]
Langport Music Festival
We joined up with Harmony 303 for an afternoon workshop and evening concert at Langport Music Festival. Together with other choirs we all learnt some new songs and then we each sang a selection of ou [...]
Dementia Awareness Concert
The Blackdown Community Choir opened the public concert held at Wellington School Friday 19th May on behalf of Dementia Awareness Alliance
The Choir has a New Leader
We are delighted that Claire Stronach has agreed to be our new leader. She will leading us to new singing experiences with the start of the Autumn Term, 21st September.
New Term Starts 27th April
The Summer Term starts on Thursday 27th April at 19:30 in the Baptist Hall, Wellington.
We have to hit the ground running, as the expression goes, refreshing current and old songs for our public co [...]
Hosting Alive and Kicking
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On Saturday the 18th March we welcomed our choir friends from Brecon, Alive and Kicking, meeting up for lunch at the Beambridge Inn. We then had an afternoon and evening of singing in the Baptist Hall [...]
Upcoming events and dates
After Session Social
After the last session before the midterm break we will retire across the road to the Green Dragon and have a social sip of whatever takes your fancy. A great chance to meet and mingle with all those other choir members you see each week across the hall but so seldom get the time to talk to. Your chance to put a person behind the voice!
Informal End of Term
Baptist Church, Main Hall
Unusually there was not a friends and family concert to mark the end of term and showcase all the songs we have learnt together. Instead, this term the last session was held next door in the main hall where after our usual practice session the choir enjoyed a splendid buffet to which all members contributed. Claire was presented with a bouquet of flowers in appreciation of the hard work and enthusiasm she has given to make her first term so successful.
Carols Under the Stars
In support of the Blackdown Hills AONB we joined the magical evening of candles, bonfire, mince pies and Christmas Carols Under the Stars at Wellington Monument. The weather was cold, but right for the time of year with even a smattering of snow as choir members made their way back to their cars.
It was Claire's first outside event with the choir and what a splendid job she made of it, including a special mention for her magnificent light-up gloves!