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What’s On in and around The Village

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Nov
24
Tue
The Cats Chorus @ The Wheel, Blackwell
Nov 24 @ 7:30 pm

The Cats Chorus is described as “a fun choir for people who love to sing but don’t have to be vocally gifted”, and meets on Tuesdays (term-time) at 7.30pm in The Wheel, Blackwell.

They sing hits from the 60s to the present day.

For more info, email sharoncatschorus@yahoo.com

Nov
25
Wed
Singing to Beat @ Longbridge Retirement Village
Nov 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Singing to Beat, the group for people with dementia, Parkinson’s, MS and other neuro conditions (plus carers, friends and relatives) is now at the Longbridge Retirement Village (B45 8TD) every Weds from 11.30am–1pm.

Cost £3.50 for those from outside the village – all welcome. No previous experience necessary. More info from Ruth on 0121 453 6952.

Jazz Nights @ Beoley Village Hall
Nov 25 @ 7:45 pm

A Jazz Night takes place at Beoley Village Hall on the 4th Wednesday of each month, featuring some fantastic “trad” jazz bands.

For further details, or to order advance tickets, call 01527 62584 or 01527 66646 (both before 9.30pm please).

Arrow Vale Singers @ Batchley Community Centre
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Arrow Vale Singers meet on Wednesdays from 8–10pm at Batchley Community Centre, Redditch B97 6PB, including a refreshment break.

More info on 07718 113086, https://www.arrowvalesingers.co.uk or by emailing arrowvalesingers@gmail.com

Nov
26
Thu
Bromsgrove Community Choir @ Bromsgrove Methodist Centre
Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bromsgrove Community Choir meets on Thurs evenings, 6–7 pm at Bromsgrove Methodist Centre, in room 6, at the rear of the building off the small car park.

They sing for fun and enjoyment; everyone welcome, singers or not.

If you are interested, please contact Ruth Henley for details on 01527 527022 or email r.g.henley@btinternet.com

Bromsgrove Folk Club @ Catshill Club
Nov 26 @ 8:00 pm

Bromsgrove Folk Club meets on the second and last Thurs every month at Catshill Club, starting at 8pm.

For a full list of events call Bob Bignell on 0121 476 5938 or see https://www.bromsgrovefolkclub.co.uk

Nov
27
Fri
Cantare Daytime Choir @ Alvechurch Cricket Club
Nov 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Cantare Daytime Choir meets on Fridays 9.15–10.15am at Alvechurch Cricket Club – everyone welcome.

Do you enjoy singing with other people? Don’t worry if you think you can’t sing, or don’t read music, everyone is welcome. You can even bring your kids/babies if they let you sing.

Whether you want to perform in concerts or simply sing for fun, for the therapeutic or health benefits gained from group singing (or the cuppa we all share before singing), why not come along for a free trial session?

For more info contact cantarechoir2011@gmail.com, call Rebecca on 07803 900154 or see https://www.cantarechoir.com

Nov
28
Sat
Tardebigge Church Choir @ St Bartholomew's Church
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tardebigge church choir is seeking new recruits!

The choir, based at St Bartholomew’s (B60 3AH) is struggling with declining numbers due to age and health, but still sings in four parts at morning and evening services on Sundays, plus weddings and funerals.

They particularly need a bass or bass-baritone, but all parts are welcome!

Pop along to a practice on Sat at 10am (except January) or contact Robert Barnett on 01527 542491.

Nov
30
Mon
Wind & Brass Band / String Ensemble
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bromsgrove Music Centre (Severn Arts) provides a Wind and Brass Band and a String Ensemble for children in the Bromsgrove/Redditch areas (approx G1-3).

Mondays 6–7pm at St John’s Middle School, Bromsgrove. The first term is free!

The centre also provides individual instrumental lessons from 4.30–7.30pm.

Visit https://www.severnarts.org.uk/bromsgrove-music-centre or call 01905 947300.

Alvechurch Community Choir @ Alvechurch Village Hall*
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Alvechurch Community Choir meets at 7.30pm on Mondays, usually in Alvechurch Village Hall though on the 2nd Monday each month they move to a different venue, usually Alvechurch Social Club. They have occasional pub singalongs too.

The choir is an open access singing group; new members of all abilities are welcome. It is part of a charity called Everybody Let’s Sing and is committed to bringing music to a wide community, including a regular choir it runs at The Lawns care home.

The choir sings gospel, folk and popular songs from all ages and loves to perform for local occasions. Find out more about the choir at https://www.lets-sing.co.uk

To ask about booking the choir for an event, or for details of sessions, ring Mary on 0121 445 5957.

Bel Canto Singers @ St John The Evangelist Church
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bel Canto Singers… do you enjoy singing bright and lively pieces? Join in with a friendly group of mixed age singers. The music is a good variety (pop, retro, musical and popular classical), and the group’s aim is to produce a quality sound whilst supporting charity and community fund raising.

The singers meet on Mondays, 7.30–9.30pm, at St John The Evangelist Church, Greenlands Ave, Redditch B98 7PZ. The marvellous men would love more tenor and bass voices!

If you enjoy singing, or would like to try something new, the group would love to hear from you. For more info visit https://www.belcantosingers.co.uk or contact Liz Green on 01564 822672.

Bromsgrove Choral Society @ St John’s Middle School
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm

Bromsgrove Choral Society meets each Monday for rehearsals at 7.30pm in St John’s Middle School (Watt Close, Bromsgrove, B61 7DH).

New members very welcome, please ring Eileen Kirby on 01527 871237.

Barnt Green Choral Society @ St Andrew’s Church Hall
Nov 30 @ 7:45 pm

Barnt Green Choral Society starts rehearsals for the 2018-19 season on Mon Sep 3. It’s a non-audition choral society; new members always welcome.

This season they will perform three concerts; a Christmas Carol concert on Dec 15, the main Spring concert on March 23 (Chilcott’s Jubilate, Rutter’s Gloria, Stanford’s Te Deum and Macmillan’s Ecce Sacerdos Magnus) and a Summer concert on June 15 with the music of Gilbert and Sullivan.

If you are interested in joining, pop along to rehearsals at St Andrew’s Church Hall, Sandhills Road, Barnt Green on Mondays at 7.45pm.

More details from Fiona Brown on 0121 445 5513 or https://www.barntgreenchoralsociety.org

Dec
1
Tue
The Cats Chorus @ The Wheel, Blackwell
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm

The Cats Chorus is described as “a fun choir for people who love to sing but don’t have to be vocally gifted”, and meets on Tuesdays (term-time) at 7.30pm in The Wheel, Blackwell.

They sing hits from the 60s to the present day.

For more info, email sharoncatschorus@yahoo.com

Dec
2
Wed
Singing to Beat @ Longbridge Retirement Village
Dec 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Singing to Beat, the group for people with dementia, Parkinson’s, MS and other neuro conditions (plus carers, friends and relatives) is now at the Longbridge Retirement Village (B45 8TD) every Weds from 11.30am–1pm.

Cost £3.50 for those from outside the village – all welcome. No previous experience necessary. More info from Ruth on 0121 453 6952.

Arrow Vale Singers @ Batchley Community Centre
Dec 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Arrow Vale Singers meet on Wednesdays from 8–10pm at Batchley Community Centre, Redditch B97 6PB, including a refreshment break.

More info on 07718 113086, https://www.arrowvalesingers.co.uk or by emailing arrowvalesingers@gmail.com

Dec
3
Thu
Bromsgrove Community Choir @ Bromsgrove Methodist Centre
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Bromsgrove Community Choir meets on Thurs evenings, 6–7 pm at Bromsgrove Methodist Centre, in room 6, at the rear of the building off the small car park.

They sing for fun and enjoyment; everyone welcome, singers or not.

If you are interested, please contact Ruth Henley for details on 01527 527022 or email r.g.henley@btinternet.com

Dec
4
Fri
Cantare Daytime Choir @ Alvechurch Cricket Club
Dec 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Cantare Daytime Choir meets on Fridays 9.15–10.15am at Alvechurch Cricket Club – everyone welcome.

Do you enjoy singing with other people? Don’t worry if you think you can’t sing, or don’t read music, everyone is welcome. You can even bring your kids/babies if they let you sing.

Whether you want to perform in concerts or simply sing for fun, for the therapeutic or health benefits gained from group singing (or the cuppa we all share before singing), why not come along for a free trial session?

For more info contact cantarechoir2011@gmail.com, call Rebecca on 07803 900154 or see https://www.cantarechoir.com

Dec
5
Sat
Tardebigge Church Choir @ St Bartholomew's Church
Dec 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Tardebigge church choir is seeking new recruits!

The choir, based at St Bartholomew’s (B60 3AH) is struggling with declining numbers due to age and health, but still sings in four parts at morning and evening services on Sundays, plus weddings and funerals.

They particularly need a bass or bass-baritone, but all parts are welcome!

Pop along to a practice on Sat at 10am (except January) or contact Robert Barnett on 01527 542491.

Dec
7
Mon
Wind & Brass Band / String Ensemble
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Bromsgrove Music Centre (Severn Arts) provides a Wind and Brass Band and a String Ensemble for children in the Bromsgrove/Redditch areas (approx G1-3).

Mondays 6–7pm at St John’s Middle School, Bromsgrove. The first term is free!

The centre also provides individual instrumental lessons from 4.30–7.30pm.

Visit https://www.severnarts.org.uk/bromsgrove-music-centre or call 01905 947300.