Newsletter – March 2015

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Harmonies & Harminies
We here we are at the looking at the end of another term and again we have been delighted to say hello to a number of new members during the past few weeks. We have been concentrating on some new breathing and singing techniques and this has paid off as we are able to learn more new and challenging pieces.

Important Reminder
There will be no sessions week beginning 16th March at Stamford, Peterborough or Oundle. An additional session at these locations will be added on to the end of term, week beginning 30th March. All other sessions will be running as usual so why not give a different group a try and get to know members from other areas?

Our West End Swansong
We are full steam ahead for our final performance in the West End at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Sunday 22nd March at 6-30pm. We still have tickets available so if you would like to come along and support us please get in touch.

Show Choir session 29th March
The next Show Choir session at Stamford will be held at All Saints and St Johns Church Centre, West Street Stamford PE9 2PR (opposite CJ Carpets and Lighting) Parking is available in the nearby Scotgate carpark or North Street car park on Barn Hill (five minute walk). Please remember to arrive no earlier than 2-15pm.

A series of four workshops have been set up for the summer break and these are available to book online or by completing the flier that is available at all sessions. All workshops will run from 7-30pm to 9-30pm and cost £6 per person.

The Sound of Music – Langtoft 27th July
Miss Saigon – Tinwell 29th July
African Theme – Spalding 5th August
Bring a Bloke IV - Bourne 7th August.

Something for everyone so why not come along and try something different? Remember you don’t have to be a member of AHOH to attend workshops so please tell your friends.

There will be no workshops set up for the Easter break this year as it is quite short and we will just have some time off!

Harmonies Summer Term Fees
May I take this opportunity to remind you that the summer term fees will be due whilst we are on our Easter break. I am pleased to say that again the rates are held at the previous level and still represent great value!

The following options are available:-

Casual Member: £5-00p per session “pay as you go” according to your preference
Premier Membership: £55 per term attend one session per week at your nominated class (save £5)
Premier Plus: £75 per term attend as many sessions as you wish at any location – the more you use the more you save!

Payments can be made by cash or cheque payable to “A Handful of Harmonies” to the bursar; online in the shop section of the website, or BACS to sort code 09-01-28 A/C No 02424607.
Please quote your surname and first three letters of your location as a reference when using BACS
e.g. SPA (Spalding) DEE (Deepings) PET (Peterborough).

Harminies Fees Remain at £2 per week with 25% discount for siblings paid at each session.

We are currently taking bookings for concerts up to the end of summer –if you are able to sing please sign up using the following link: -

Please remember that some concerts are open to show choir members only – if you are interested in joining the show choir and doing that little bit extra, please come and see me at weekly sessions.

Christmas Gala Dinner and Disco
Bookings now being taken for the Christmas Gala evening which will be held at The Holiday Inn, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough PE3 6SG on Saturday 5th December at 7-30pm. The evening costs £37-95p per person and a deposit of £10 is required by 14th April to secure your place please. Please see the website diary for booking details.

And finally .....
Remember each month there is at least one social event being organised by the Friends of A Handful of Harmonies - more information can be found on the following link: or see the Friends’ display boards.

Thank you all for your continued support and enthusiasm – I look forward to another successful summer term as we approach the end of our fourth year. Where has the time gone?

Andrew xxx