Newsletter – November 2014

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November 2014 NEWSLETTER

Hello again, it’s hard to believe we are now at week ten of the autumn term –and a number of concerts coming up between now and Christmas. We began this term with a slightly different approach by starting to learn a longer piece, the Disney medley which is a bit of fun and we will revisit part two next term. But don’t forget that every fourth week is your “back catalogue” opportunity and let me know what you would like to sing so that I can make sure I prepare the right materials for the session.


Sales are soaring for our first CD “Songs from Stage and Screen”. Following on from a brilliant recording day on 19th July, Karen and Rachel have done a lot of further work with the producers and the final product is out there! They are available at sessions and will be sold at future performances that we participate in – congratulations to you all on an outstanding performance on the day and thank you to Karen and Rachel for making it all happen – we are looking forward to volume two!


We are currently taking bookings for concerts up to the end of March –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.

An Evening with a Handful of Harmonies Stamford Arts Centre, Stamford Saturday 6th December 2014 at 7:30pm

Oundle Christmas Cracker St Peter’s Church Oundle Monday 15th December 2014 at 7-00pm

Peterborough Ladies` Luncheon Club Christmas Meeting Holiday Inn Peterborough, Peterborough Thursday 18th December 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Music at the Manor The Manor, West Deeping Sunday 21st December 2014 at 6-00pm

Julia’s 50th Birthday Tea The Toft Country House Hotel and Golf Club, Bourne Saturday 3rd January at 3-00pm

Our West End Swansong Theatre Royal Drury Lane. London Sunday 22nd March full day

Music at the Manor

A Handful of Harmonies are pleased to be hosting this event on 21st December at The Manor, West Deeping with an evening of festive music by local entertainers in aid of the Thorpe Hall Appeal. There will be mulled wine and mince pies, a grand raffle and a licensed bar. Entrance tickets are £10 -please spread the word; this is going to be a magical evening for a very worthwhile cause.

Christmas Sing Songs

As promised I am offering some additional Christmas sessions and these are available to book on the website and anyone (women only) can attend! We will be covering some of our past material and traditional carols in three parts. Come along for a pre- Christmas blow out!

Wednesday 3rd December 7-30pm to 9-00pm Essendine Village Hall, Essendine
Monday 8th December 7-30pm to 9-00pm Langtoft Village Hall, Langtoft
Wednesday 10th December 7-30pm to 9-00pm The Red Hall, Bourne
Thursday 18th December 7-30pm to 9-00pm Spalding Common Community Hall, Spalding

Social – Christmas Party

We have had a few cancellations for the Christmas party at Orton Hall on 5th December so there are some places available –please let me know if you would like to come and I can put you in touch with Rosa who is organising the evening. Partners also welcome!

Her Majesty’s Theatre Photo CDs (5th October)

I am still waiting for payments from some members for Photo Cd’s from our last HMT jolly. Currently I am £80 short and whilst I am happy to subsidise this I can’t stretch to £80. If you would like a Photo CD please let me have your money by the end of November. Sadly if we don’t get a few more copies sold I won’t be able to provide the CDs and monies will be returned.

Credit Card Payments

Can now be taken at weekly sessions (although the signal at Fotheringhay is absolutely shocking!) so you can pay for weekly sessions, termly fees and any other items either by phone or “Chip and Pin” at the classes. (Why not give me a call over the weekend and pay for your Photo CD or Music at the Manor tickets..? )

And 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 on the display boards available at each session.

Thanks, as always, for your continued support and may I be the first to wish you a very “Merry Christmas”.


Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?

Leonardo da Vinci (architect, musician, inventor)