Newsletter – February 2013

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February 2013 NEWSLETTER


Thanks to anyone who has given feedback on the new website, booking system and the online shopping and fee payment facility. If you haven’t yet registered for the online Members Area, I strongly suggest you do so as this will enable you to access the latest information and support materials and, of course, to sign up to take part in performances. Can I please make a polite request not to e-mail me to ask me to add or remove you from an event – the functionality of the new site means that you can sign up or remove yourself.


The January session of the Show Choir was very well attended, however, many of the members that came had not registered and we now find ourselves in the position where we have 96 members on the register! The halls booked can accommodate this number but it is absolutely vital that, if you are not a registered Show Choir member, you please don’t just turn up. If you are unsure if you are a Show Choir member, then please log into your online account and it will tell you. I now have a waiting list for the Show Choir - if you would like to join us please let me know and I will add you to the list. Additionally, if you are registered but don’t wish to attend please let me know so that I can offer your place to someone else.

Show Choir Venue Changes

Please download “Version 2” of the Schedule from the Website as there have been a couple of changes. All dates remain unaltered.

Sunday Night Live at Her Majesty’s

If you would like a copy of the Photographs from the December Her Majesty’s Performance, the DVD’s are £5 each and available from Andrew or the Bursar at your regular session.

Margaret Dale, Market Deeping Handful

A message from Margaret’s husband Ken:

Dear Andrew and HoH,

You and pals of Margaret are invited to celebrate Margaret's interesting and wonderful life. We have booked the Edith Weston Suite at Barnsdale Hall Hotel on Saturday 20th April 2013 - to commence at 12.30pm until 4pm.

A buffet with tea and coffee is included - the bar will be open from 1pm.

Your early reply would be most appreciated. Please state the number coming for catering.

If you would like to attend, please send an e-mail to and I will forward these to Ken.

The winner of the Quilt that Margaret made will be announced at the St Michael’s Church Concert on Saturday 16th February.

Race Night, Lawrance Park, Thurlby

A great night of fun, good food and excellent company, which raised £539 for the ‘Friends of..’ fund. Thanks to all involved.

23rd February 2013 - Beetle Drive, Langtoft Village Hall

A fun social evening has been arranged by Jean Street and Sandra Papworth. Everyone is welcome! Tickets are £7.50, which includes a Fish ‘n Chip supper. Please bring your own drinks and glasses. Tickets are available by contacting Jean on 01778 345037. Any funds raised on the evening will be donated to the Friends of A Handful of Harmonies. If you are unable to attend, but would like to support the event, how about donating a raffle prize?

2nd March 2013 – Full Concert, St Guthlac’s Church, Market Deeping

Tickets for this event are available at £5 from Andrew at your session – all very welcome!

20th July 2013 - “Evita”, Theatre Royal, Norwich

There are a few seats left for the Theatre trip to Norwich to see the matinee performance of Evita. The cost is £49 to include best seats and coach travel. The coach will leave Langtoft at 8.30am to allow time for shopping, lunch or sight- seeing. There will be other local departure points. If anyone would like to go, please contact Jean Street via or by phone 01778 345037.

6th October 2013 – Her Majesty’s Theatre, London

This is just a note to ‘save the date’; our London performance this year will be on Sunday 6th October. More details soon. Unfortunately the indigO2 have changed the way in which they administer their shows and, as such, the O2 performances are no longer viable to 1640 Productions. I am extremely disappointed by this news but at least we have Her Majesty’s to look forward to! Onwards and Upwards.


"If I cannot fly, let me sing."

Stephen Sondheim, Composer.