Group Leader - Josie Bretherton
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The Singing Group’s version of the Last Night of the Proms.
Our version of a St Valentine Celebration.
Now this is serious stuff - The group in full voice mode!!
Singing For Pleasure meeting – 9th March 2018
We set off on our musical journey with Bring me Sunshine, whilst Cruising Down The River, then Ballad of Wigan Pier followed. We paid tribute to Spring, borrowing the song - Spring, Spring, Spring - from Seven Brides For Seven Brothers. Next - Amore [with] Strangers in the Night. Whilst we Dreamed a Dream with My Guy, but he was off with a Pretty Woman. Little Ole Wine Drinker Me, but not at the YMCA. Didn’t find any bargains in The Old Bazaar in Cairo, but had some Happy Talk.
We welcomed two new singers who enjoyed their singing today.
Our next meeting of the Singing for Pleasure Group is – Friday, 13th April. 1 pm at Captain’s Lane.
8th July, 2017. Communal Singing
We approached our invitation from Wigan Rotary Club with some trepidation. ‘Leading Community Singing in Wigan Town Centre’ as part of annual proceedings aimed at getting the public singing together. ‘Why not?’ Our gallant members of Ashton-in-Makerfield U3A replied when I asked them, not knowing what was expected of us.
We took our audience on a musical journey by bus, train and air, even managed a trip in a yellow submarine. The crowds surged up Standishgate as we got into our musical stride singing ‘Delilah’, some spectators sang and danced. Countless photos taken of us singing meant we must be on social media – think that means Face book and Twitter.
Our popular War Time medley [arranged by Stephen] went down a storm. Wigan Rotary Club asked us to sing next year in the same event.
Thanks go to Wigan Rotary Club for all their assistance and encouragement, to Heather for her wonderful keyboard backing and to Stephen for his ukulele accompaniment.
Most of all to our singers – WOW! I was so proud of them – singing their hearts out. The afternoon ended happily as our singers said how much they’d enjoyed themselves. In the words of the song – “Who Could Ask for Anything More?’’
Our Singing Group in Full Voice. Members of our Singing Group in Relaxing Mode.
The Ashton-in-Makerfield U3A Singing for Pleasure Group, met Friday, 12th April 2019.
An Easter Bonnet Competition had lots of singers sporting very novel and glamorous creations. John Gostello kindly judged our Event and prizes of Easter eggs were awarded to the three winners.
All in all it was a very happy afternoon, and we enjoyed singing some of our favourite songs.
Thanks go to our refreshment ladies. Also to Ian for his musical rendition and to all those who entered into the spirit of our Easter Bonnet Parade.