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15:33 Saturday, 30 May 2020

lean on me (lis)

Dear Singers,

Here at last are the three slightly rough and ready rehearsal tracks 
for Lean on me; sops, alto and men.  If these files are too large to
down load, the same material will appear on our rehearsal website
tomorrow, Sunday.

Access this ( info in your choir files also)  at
clvoices.org.uk/members/rmindex.html      User name is clvoices and
password is rock2019

  Please send your recorded, or videod  ?? recording to Andy Bellworthy
at     abellworthy@gmail.com

It really is quite straightforward and could sound really good, complete
with an accompanying track which will be added later. I'm hoping Andy
will be able to advise on any technical queries you may have re the
recording.

Happy  recording!




11:56 Friday, 22 May 2020

"Lean on me " words (david.norkett)




12:01 Thursday, 21 May 2020

Lean on me (lis)

Hello Singers,

Here is the u tube link for the 'lean on me' version that Mary has
arranged for us.  The words will also be sent to  soon; followed by
rehearsal material before too long!

Please do become familiar with this version and get in 'under your skin'
in preparation for our  virtual version. Thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOZ-MySzAac




11:48 Thursday, 14 May 2020

Re: [CLV members] You'll never sing alone (liz.kinsella1)

Dear Lis and Mary
What can I say except thank you after that tear jerker. Just as emotional as Captain Tom and Michael Ball! Really looking forward to 'Lean on Me' and hope many of us feel able to join. It's a strange world without singing together but I'm really looking forward to when we can again. Until then best wishes to everyone, take care and sing along whenever you can
lots of love
Liz
> On 14 May 2020 at 09:00 lis via members <members@clvoices.org.uk> wrote:
>
>
> Dear Singers,  long time no sing!
>
> Mary and  I are missing you all and wondering how you are keeping
> through such testing times?  Do keep in touch.
>
> This weekend would have been our concert date, so in order to
> acknowledge that, below is a you tube rendering for you to enjoy.. and
> of course join in with at least for the second time through, if hankies
> don't get in the way! It's clearly very uncertain as to when choirs will
> be given the green light again, but do keep singing for now as and when.
> Look out for the opportunity coming shortly, to join in with the  'Lean
> on me'  project which a number have signed up to already. There's always
> room for more, God bless,  Mary and Lis.
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gpoJNv5dlQ
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10:42 Thursday, 14 May 2020

Re: [CLV members] You'll never sing alone (gillpardoe)

Oh Lis, that was beautiful but did me in ! Much love to all. Gill. Xx

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Subject: [CLV members] You'll never sing alone

Dear Singers, long time no sing!

Mary and I are missing you all and wondering how you are keeping
through such testing times? Do keep in touch.

This weekend would have been our concert date, so in order to
acknowledge that, below is a you tube rendering for you to enjoy.. and
of course join in with at least for the second time through, if hankies
don't get in the way! It's clearly very uncertain as to when choirs will
be given the green light again, but do keep singing for now as and when.
Look out for the opportunity coming shortly, to join in with the 'Lean
on me' project which a number have signed up to already. There's always
room for more, God bless, Mary and Lis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gpoJNv5dlQ

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09:00 Thursday, 14 May 2020

You'll never sing alone (lis)

Dear Singers,  long time no sing!

Mary and  I are missing you all and wondering how you are keeping
through such testing times?  Do keep in touch.

This weekend would have been our concert date, so in order to
acknowledge that, below is a you tube rendering for you to enjoy.. and
of course join in with at least for the second time through, if hankies
don't get in the way! It's clearly very uncertain as to when choirs will
be given the green light again, but do keep singing for now as and when.
Look out for the opportunity coming shortly, to join in with the  'Lean
on me'  project which a number have signed up to already. There's always
room for more, God bless,  Mary and Lis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gpoJNv5dlQ




17:15 Sunday, 3 May 2020

Music with a twist! (hazelmt)




14:29 Sunday, 3 May 2020

Re: [CLV members] recording (abellworthy)

PS earphones a definite

Andy B

> On 3 May 2020, at 10:07, david.norkett via members <members@clvoices.org.uk> wrote:
>
> 
> Dear folks,
>
> Mike Scott has pointed out that it might be a good idea if you have earphones to listen to my recording to sing along to, then when you eventually record yourself, my voice and the piano won't be on the final recording umpteen times!
> Good point , Mike!
>
> I'm hoping to do "Lean on me". At the moment I have only had 9 replies.
>
> Hoping we'll get more as it's still early days,
> Mary
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10:07 Sunday, 3 May 2020

recording (david.norkett)


Dear folks,

Mike Scott has pointed out that it might be a good idea if you have
earphones to listen to my recording to sing along to, then when you
eventually record yourself, my voice and the piano won't be on the final
recording umpteen times!
Good point , Mike!

I'm hoping to do "Lean on me". At the moment I have only had 9 replies.

Hoping we'll get more as it's still early days,
Mary




11:23 Saturday, 2 May 2020

virtual choir (david.norkett)


Hello all member friends of CLVoices!

First of all I hope you are all keeping safe and well. David and I are.

Recently a fellow member suggested we try a virtual choir, and, at
first, I thought, "No way!" However, I've got to the point at Lockdown
where I'm willing to give anything a go. I thought, though, that I'd
better ask how many of you would be willing ( and able) to give it a
try.

This is what it would involve: you would need 2 devices (a smart phone
and a computer or laptop).
1) I would record your part with me singing and playing the piano. I
would then send it to you by attachment to an email.
2) You would listen and learn it, singing along.
3) When you think you know it well enough, record it on your second
device and send it to Andy (whose email address you will get later). He
will mix it.

What do you think? Please let me know because if there are not enough
people it might not be worth the hassle!
My email is david.norkett@btinternet.com

Love to you all and hoping you're keeping positive. If you know of any
of our number who need prayer please let Lis and I know and we will be
very happy to pray for them.

Love,
Mary




18:18 Thursday, 23 Apr 2020

What we'll do after Lockdown (hazelmt)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Mm9KbtYfE

Ahhh!

Hazel x

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11:08 Saturday, 18 Apr 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber (colinandclare)


Happy Saturday Morning.

Hope you are all keeping well.

I can definitely recommend Andrew Lloyd Webber’s offering of Phantom of the Opera which is available on You Tube until 7pm tomorrow evening.
It’s a long show with some special treats at the end.x😊

Take Care

Clare Campbell
Sent from my iPad




22:53 Sunday, 12 Apr 2020

Radio Show (kbsmharlow)




20:27 Saturday, 11 Apr 2020

An Easter song (hazelmt)

Happy Easter,

Here's an amazing little singer.
You can copy and paste it into your browser if clicking on it doesn't work!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waitmz6C100

Best wishes,
Hazel Taylor

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18:59 Thursday, 9 Apr 2020

Re: [CLV members] Fwd: Re: for all members (wunmithomas)

Hi All,
This is a brilliant idea.
I’m game.

Shalom
Eunice.

On Thu, 9 Apr 2020 at 17:35, lis via members <members@clvoices.org.uk>
wrote:

>
> Hi all
>
> I wonder if we could do a virtual song. Lis or Mary send round a tune
> and we each individually record our voice and mix it all together
>
> We are doing it at PSBC with Leonard Cohen Hallelujah but with Easter words
>
> Andy B
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17:31 Thursday, 9 Apr 2020

Fwd: Re: for all members (lis)


Hi all

I wonder if we could do a virtual song. Lis or Mary send round a tune
and we each individually record our voice and mix it all together

We are doing it at PSBC with Leonard Cohen Hallelujah but with Easter words

Andy B
Sent from my iPad

> 




17:29 Thursday, 9 Apr 2020

river in me (lis)

Hello Singers,

Just a little something from Kerry, with love, for you all to enjoy over
the Easter weekend.  Seems to capture the sun and the sadness of these
times.

Don't forget you can catch  'Jesus Christ superstar'  on  u tube from
tomorrow evening for 48hours. Apparently a different Lloyd Webber
musical will be put out each week for a while. Enjoy .Remember to e mail
members@clvoices.org.uk  if you wish to reply/address  all...

I'm at Lis@scottsonline.org.uk




10:26 Wednesday, 8 Apr 2020

Re: [CLV members] I hope you'll never need this! (mike)

On 07/04/2020 18:56, Hazel Taylor via members wrote:
> Hi All,
> J K Rowling, who has recovered from covid 19, learnt an exercise to help
> her breathing, from a doctor.
> It's suggested that people practice it in case they catch the virus.
> Put 'j k rowling breathing exercise' into google and the youtube will
> come up.
> Hoping you never need it,
> Hazel

Thanks Hazel - one copy of the video is directly available from this link:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8192533/NHS-doctor-shares-breathing-technique-coronavirus-patients.html

The doctor in question is reported to be from Queen's in Romford.

Good breathing practice is always a good idea for singers!

This particular suggestion seems to have medical support. But there are
a lot of alleged "cures" for covid that have no foundation in reality -
please take care to verify sources before mailing to everyone - thanks.

====

While I'm here, can I remind people to be careful when replying to a
list email: you can (usually) choose between replying to the whole list,
or only to the originator, so please consider which is appropriate. And
please - don't reply to the list purely to say 'thank you' for
something: it's a quick way of filling up everyone's inbox!! Thanks!

Mike.

--
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Harlow, Essex, England




18:56 Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020

I hope you'll never need this! (hazelmt)

Hi All,
J K Rowling, who has recovered from covid 19, learnt an exercise to help her breathing, from a doctor.
It's suggested that people practice it in case they catch the virus.
Put 'j k rowling breathing exercise' into google and the youtube will come up.
Hoping you never need it,
Hazel

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15:39 Tuesday, 7 Apr 2020

for all members (lis)

Hello Singers,

For the next 'isolation' months or so, we are going to experiment making
this e-mail contact (members@clvoices.org.uk) open to all members to
send to.Therefore your replies will go to all CLVoices members, rather
than just Mary and me.

It's been great to have some entertainment to share around, but please
be sensitive to the distress others may be feeling at this time and
losses that may be experienced. Please do share, but to encourage/
provide entertainment/ gather support  etc... strictly no buying/selling.

Do you have some good  survival strategies.... how are you keeping the
singing going?  Do just chip in and say hi... I've really valued the odd
comments and hellos that come in from time to time. Meanwhile, some
sound advice to 'Doh a deer'  sent on by soprano Hazel, who is clearly
keeping in good vocal shape!

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07:49 Saturday, 4 Apr 2020

time alert (lis)

 PS    Hazel's 'today' was in fact Friday... re the 48hour count down.




07:47 Saturday, 4 Apr 2020

Fwd: Lloyd -Weber musicals (lis)

Dear Singers.... am gratefully  forwarding info from soprano Hazel. 
Enjoy a sing a- long and get that diaphragm working!  More goodies to
come next week.

Can you let the choir know that Lord Lloyd-Webber has put on You Tube
for free the musical 'Joseph' today at 7pm for 48hours and Jesus Christ
Superstar on 10th April 7pm for 48 hours.  Go to The Show Must Go On and
choose the musical.
God bless,
Hazel

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11:40 Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020

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13:19 Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020

Fw: Health advice to avoid Coronavirus (lis)


Sent from my iPhone




12:26 Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020

update/plans (lis)

Dear Singers,

It appears that now we will NOT  have a  choir meeting this Thursday
19th,  after all.  The plan that Mary and I are hoping to put in place,
is to cancel further rehearsals this term, including both May concerts,
and regroup on Thursday 1st October. We will then continue from where we
left off, (with maybe an additional Christmas item inclusion ) with 
Mary and I staying  to lead the choir until  and including the proposed
concert on Saturday  28th November in the CL hall, at 7.30pm.  There
will be no charge for that autumn term.  We will then hope to use that
term to prepare the changeover of MD's.

We look forward to seeing you all then, when life hopefully is back to
some normality.  Thanks, Lis




16:13 Sunday, 15 Mar 2020

plans (lis)

Dear Singers,

With the corona virus in mind, Mary and I looking forward to seeing you
this Thursday for what will in all likelihood,  be our last meeting this
season...... BUT....  we will also want to explain to you  the plans we
have in place for the autumn!! ??  Do come along and find out.




16:12 Saturday, 7 Mar 2020

copies/tickets (lis)

Dear Singers ,

I can hardly believe we are down to our last ten rehearsals for the
season!  Still, there are signs of things taking good shape already.

I am wondering if any of you would prefer to have larger print copies of
the  Sea Shanty medley ? These copies are a bit on the small side and
I'm sorry if that has proved a challenge. We can produce larger if  need
be. Please just let me know.

  Thinking about concerts.. would anyone be willing to take on the
ticket admin for this please for the end concerts ? It should not be
difficult as there will be plenty of room considering our two venues. 
Thank you, Lis




16:22 Thursday, 27 Feb 2020

tonight (lis)

We have asked for the heaters to go on ultra ultra early tonight......
so do come and sing those winter blues away!!




16:17 Thursday, 20 Feb 2020

tonight .. help needed please (lis)

Incase  any of you have time to see this.. we would appreciate some
setting up help tonight from just before or around 7.00 please....
fragile backs seem to be the order of the day! Also we will not have the
admin team present to night.. so if anyone is happy to  lurk near the '
register table' that would be very welcome also.  Thank you... Lis




13:53 Sunday, 16 Feb 2020

events (lis)


Dear Singers,

Re our  planned concerts we will keep to what was originally planned  (
16th May 7.30 pm  CLC and 23rd May pm at PSBC if enough people).

Do think about coming to the following fun event  led by Harlow Singers
(  where Judy and  David N. sing) It is a smaller group but with a
similar ability range.

Sing Silly & Sad Songs with Harlow Singers.... Sat. 14th March
2.00-5.00pm St James  Church, High Wych Road CM21 0JB  " an afternoon of
singing and refreshments with something for everyone"

FREE admission, retiring collection. You can just turn up on the day but
it would help to register online at harlowsingers.org.uk

See you this half term Thursday......same as usual.




18:58 Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020

concert availability (lis)

Dear Singers,

Please check your diaries before Thursday  to see if you are available
for both the planned May concerts...... Sat. 16th and the Bank Hol. Sat.
of 23rd.  Please come ready to sign on the 'concert date columns' of the
register regarding that.  Thank you.




15:08 Saturday, 8 Feb 2020

Thursday meeting (lis)

Thanks to so many who were able to stay on Thursday for the 'choir
future' discussion.  Here is a brief summary FYI and for those  unable
to stay or be there. Please feel free to comment on inaccuracies.

A vast majority of members wish for the choir to continue.  If a future
MD /accompanist were both to be paid, then between £100- £120  each
meeting might be needed and fees increased to being nearer £5 a night
using 40  singers as a rough estimate. There is a fairly healthy amount
in the current fund  of approx. £1800 that could be used to 'kick things
off'

The following people have kindly agreed to advertise need of new
leaders  within the various organisations/people contacts.  If you can
think of any more please go ahead and advertise.

Sarah and Harlow College  .. Andy B

Face book Newhall/Church Langley  forums...... Clare

Essex Music Services... Karen

Harlow education Consortium... Liz K

Local  church/music contacts/ New Edition Lis S.

Harlow Chorus, Philip ( Harlow Singers)  Mary

What we didn't discuss was whether any current choir members would be
willing to help out with any 'non musical' needs... venue booking,
ticket allocation, librarian, arranging refreshment teams etc...  Please
have a think and let Mary or me know.




11:39 Thursday, 6 Feb 2020

tonight (lis)

Looking forward to seeing you later.. please remember to come armed with
your thoughts about the choir's future. There will be time for a short
open discussion for this after 9.00pm for those wishing to stay. Thank you.




08:12 Friday, 31 Jan 2020

announcement (lis)

For those of you not at choir last night, Mary and  I announced that
this will be our last season of leading CL Voices, and we look forward
to a true celebration concert which reflects the five years of  fun and
vocal skill which the choir now enjoys.

Next week we will stop slightly earlier to allow those interested, to
voice their opinions about the future..... including of course whether
to  try and find replacement leaders...  and possible back up plans for
at least keeping in touch.  Please feel free to e mail any suggestions
you have if that's what you'd prefer.

   If you know of anyone who might be  interested in leading/assisting 
please flag that up..... or ask them  to make contact.  It  does include
a  lot of  'work  behind the scenes' as I'm sure you will appreciate,
and having enough time can be a challenge for anyone.  Other jobs such
as ticket allocation would also need consideration and the possibility
that new  musical directors may need  payment. Lots to consider!  
Looking forward to a making- the- most-of- music term .




10:48 Thursday, 30 Jan 2020

tonight.. re altos (lis)

Dear Altos... Please be prepared to pick your new song packs up with
numbers from 3-16 tonight please.  Copies of  'The entertainer ' have
some alto specific markings for you!  Thank you, Lis




14:28 Sunday, 26 Jan 2020

THURSDAY (lis)

Dear Singers,

Lovely to see a good number of you for the workshop !  It looked and
sounded fun from where I was. Let's hope that has put you in good voice
for our first meeting this Thursday 30th January, at 7.30pm. The cost
for the term is £25.00, payable as ever  to Church Langley CHURCH
please.We are planning for the rehearsals to go on till 9.30 pm this
term... unless there is a significant objection. Please bring your
files, as we have a pack of music to put in them, and allow plenty of
time if you can please, for our admin team to  'sort you out' this week.
There are still a few music copies to be returned.... please bring those
if that applies to you.  Really looking forward to seeing you then. Lis




06:33 Saturday, 25 Jan 2020

today ! (lis)

Looking forward to seeing you later at  2.30 prompt start till 4.30 for
the singing  workshop ( includes  a break and a shorter warm up than
last year) then 4.30 -5.30 for the 'recovery'  tea! We would be grateful
for any strong arms to help set out some tables from 2.00pm please.
Thank you!




11:59 Friday, 17 Jan 2020

Reminder... (lis)

Dear Singers...

The singing workshop/ tea with Sue Hickman  is not far away.. Saturday
25th January starting  at 2.30 - 5.30pm.  Please bring any 'proper
copies' from last term.. such as Jingle Bell rock, Go tell it, and
Christmas Grace,  that haven't come back yet.

Sopranos could you please bring a sweet item for  the following tea
party and altos, a savoury one please. Men please feel free to add to
either sweet or savoury items, as we will have hot drinks available (
unless there is a drink  you would like to bring ). All singers of
course old  and new are welcome.  We have a good number on the sign up
sheet ffor this event,  but please keep me posted if that changes for you.

Music for the new term is looking very tasty' we hope. As shared at the
last informal  evening, we will be singing, Day dream believer, Do you
hear the people sing from Les Mis. and  Feed the Birds. We will also be
singing a simplified version of  Sailing for adventure from the Muppet
's Treasure Island, should  you wish to u tube that..... and they are
only part of the fun we have lined up for you to celebrate the end of
our 5th season !




16:45 Sunday, 12 Jan 2020

concert date issue (lis)

Happy New Year singers all,

Re our summer concerts, in an effort to avoid the first Bank Holiday
weekend in May,  I now realise that I have arranged for the 2nd of our
two concerts, ( currently the 23rd May at Potter Street )to be  the
other Bank Holiday weekend !   I can investigate with PSBC to see if the
following  Saturday 30th is any good but that whole week leading into 
Sat. 30th  is half term anyway. So if you think this could  prove to be 
a problem for you to sing at this second  one,  PLEASE would you e-mail
me back asap  to say so?  and I  will take things from there. Thank you
very much. Lis




14:56 Sunday, 29 Dec 2019

summer date typo alert!! (lis)

Sorry to disturb your hibernation singers.... but I  have been giving
you misleading info with regard to the summer concerts. The first one at
Church Langley will be in the evening of  Sat. May 16th ( not the 9th)
and  the following one as stated, at Potter Street Baptist hall on Sat
23rd (afternoon).




07:31 Monday, 23 Dec 2019

yesterday (lis)

Congratulations to last night's carol service singers, and in particular
to the  sopranos. They produced a lovely quiet dynamic to the 2nd time
through of Drummer Boy.... and kept the balance of sound up really well
considering numbers. All in all a very creditable performance by all...
with some very polished and energised moments. Thank you for your time
and energy  !

Do enjoy a good break, until the workshop on Saturday 25th..... and
Thursday 30th. We look forward to completing our 5th year with a
performance to remember! Happy Christmas x




07:30 Saturday, 21 Dec 2019

Fwd: Carol Singing Saturday 21st December (lis)

Dear Singers,

   Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow at 6.00pm for a 6.30 service
start. We will congregate in the small hall.. but no plans for
processing in . Well done to the sopranos for keeping going with over 10
voices missing. Sorry sopranos, none of you are allowed to have sore
throats or any illnesses before tomorrow!! I am forwarding below the
invitation  from Ann ( our vicar) made on Thursday.

For those disappointed we are not singing at Tesco this year - you are
invited to sing at New Ground Cafe on Newhall Saturday 21st at 17.30 for
about 45 minutes. There are community events on all afternoon if you
want to pop and see. The owners are very keen on building community.

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09:00 Thursday, 19 Dec 2019

songs CLV (lis)

Take 2.. attachment in a different format I hope. Thanks to those who
have returned their 'votes'. ... paper voting still an option tonight.  
   See you later!!




09:18 Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019

song vote (lis)

Dear singers,

Re the summer concerts, we are asking you to 'vote' for  song or two
which we have sung previously. I have listed these as an attachment for
you to choose from ( a paper version will  also available  this Thursday
night). If you need a 'postal vote' do please return your choices by e-mail.

See you at either 7.30 or 8.15 this Thursday..... Carol concert on
Sunday starts at 6.30 pm.




15:43 Monday, 16 Dec 2019

This week (lis)

Dear Singers,

Looking forward to seeing you this Thursday;   Sunday carol service 
singers from 7.30 pm please and non- Sunday choir members from 8.15pm 
when we will enjoy ( I hope) a  Christmas song sing-a -long, mince pies
plus other nibblies/ hot drinks etc. No need for anyone to bring
anything to eat or drink thank you, unless feeling really inspired..
finishing by 9.30pm .

Dress for the community carol service is as usual.

Our  Thursday   STARTBACK date is 30 th January 2020  BUT don't forget
the singing workshop /party tea on Saturday 25th January at 2.30pm




08:47 Monday, 2 Dec 2019

Saturday (mike)

Hi all; I must say I have a "rosy glow" left from Saturday's concert.
There seemed to be a really good atmosphere in the hall, the choir
sounded good, and the audience responded very well. Lovely too, to sing
to a packed-out room!

And many thanks for Lis's and my post-concert gifts - much appreciated.

--
Mike Scott
Harlow, Essex, England




20:45 Sunday, 1 Dec 2019

concert (david.norkett)


Congratulations to you all for a brilliant concert! We had our usual
unexpected surprises (!) - not least mine, but the audience
seemed to have a whale of a time, and that's very important. Your
enjoyment came through too; so thanks for loosening up and showing it.
Thank you, too, for singing so well.

A huge thank you for the wonderful presents! The flowers are gorgeous,
and we will enjoy the biscuits from no less a place than Fortnum and
Mason's. I have only ever seen the outside of those "hallowed portals"!
Those biscuits were a stroke of genius as the tin also doubles as a
musical box that plays Handel's "Water Music"! I have never had a
biscuit tin that was so clever.

For those of you not in the know, the other presents were reed diffusers
and a lovely white china plate in the shape of a star ( very suitable
for the season).

Thank you once again for being so generous.
Hope to see you on the 19th; if not, have a happy and blessed Christmas
and new year.
Love,
Mary




19:28 Sunday, 1 Dec 2019

Yesterday (lis)

Well done Singers all,  on another successful concert! Even though we
experienced some unexpected 'oddities ' on the night, the audience
seemed to be having a whale of a time and were very appreciative !! 
There  was  a lot of really lovely singing and expression.... much to
enjoy overall. In particular Peace peace sounded really good  and
Joseph's lullaby proved to be a real pull at the heart strings.  Here
are the next dates to be sure of.

Thursday 19th December 7.30 pm ... open to all  who regularly sing with
us... short prep.  for carol service ( even if you aren't singing at it
) followed by Christmas  fun sing along nibbles /drinks.

Sunday 22nd  December 6.30pm  Community carol service in Community Hall

Saturday 25th January 2.30 pm   workshop and New Year party tea.

Thursday  30th January   7.30... choir restarts.




09:48 Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019

Thursday rehearsal (david.norkett)


Calling all singers in "3 Kings from Persian Lands afar" - there
will be no 7pm rehearsal for us on Thursday. Instead, we shall do "our
bit" during the general rehearsal so I can check the balance etc. in the
big hall and also the sound on Lis's keyboard.

Thank you all for giving up your time and energy so generously and
cheerfully, and for learning the music so quickly. It should be lovely.

Love,
Mary




07:50 Friday, 15 Nov 2019

ticket tally (lis)

Well done last night singers...  the material is beginning to take a bit
of real shape.  The  demand for tickets has been so high that we really
have no seats left to offer and have a full house to look forward to. 
Please let us know if any of your numbers reduce as others may be
grateful for them.

We will  rehearse from 7.30 to 9.30 for the remaining weeks please (
7.00pm  as usual for the Three Kings ensemble).  Thank you,  Lis




08:41 Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019

clvoices web site problem (mike)

Hi all. I know at least one person has had trouble accessing the
clvoices website to get at rehearsal material.

We've been having some problems the past week or so, apparently under a
form of sustained cyber attack. It appears someone, somewhere, doesn't
like us!

Unfortunately, I'm afraid my hastily crafted defences have managed to
"defend" against some legitimate users as well, and I apologise for
that. I've disabled that code now (while hoping the worst is over),
which will at least make sure rehearsal material is accessible to
members - so if you've been having difficulties getting through, please
do try again.

Again, my apologies if you've experienced difficulties.

Mike.

--
Mike Scott
Harlow, Essex, England




07:15 Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019

Thursday night (lis)

Good morning singers,

Tomorrow night, it would probably be useful if we could make use of an
extra 15mins and continue till 9.30 pm please. Thank you, Lis




11:08 Friday, 8 Nov 2019

updates (lis)

Dear Singers,

Thank you for all your hard work last night... let's keep the pace going
as there is still a fair bit of tidying to do.

Lovely to have such high ticket numbers in demand... let's be able to
put on a  really good show for your fan clubs. Please make use of 
rehearsal material still available on line.. Mike has been busy
beavering away with additions.

He has now included  the descant line of Peace/Silent night for printing
and listening to  This and many others can be found at
clvoices.org.uk/members/rmindex.html   but you will need the correct
user name and password as given on page 2 of your file booklet.

Sadly we do not have enough singers free to  do the Memorial service at
St. Paul's. I'm sure given more notice this might have been possible (
and we have been asked to consider this for next year).

 Last but not least.... It was a delight to have David Walkling back
with us last night and clearly doing so very well.  See you all  next
week, Lis




11:44 Thursday, 7 Nov 2019

memorial request (lis)

Dear Singers,

At somewhat short notice, we have been asked to sing again at one of the
Daniel Robinson  Christmas memorial services at St Paul's town centre
church, Harlow which is on Wednesday 4th December  ( a few days after
our concert).

If enough of you are free to arrive at 6.30pm, then we will go ahead. We
would plan to sing some of our current Christmas repertoire as well as
some of the material we sang there last time. Please let us know by
e-mail or by signing up tonight if you are willing to sing.

Thank you, Lis




10:29 Tuesday, 5 Nov 2019

christmas grace rehearsal material (mike)

Hi all; I've put some rehearsal material for bars 36-54 of christmas
grace on the website. Hope it's helpful.

(If there's anything else that might help with practice, do please ask!
I can't promise anything, but I'll see what I can do.)

Mike.

--
Mike Scott
Harlow, Essex, England




15:20 Friday, 1 Nov 2019

David W. update (lis)

Hello Singers ,

Just to update you with better news of our tenor  David Walking; who is
making  good progress  although still in hospital, having suffered a
blot clot. He is hoping to be home soon.




18:48 Monday, 28 Oct 2019

keep the date (lis)

Hello Singers,

We are  just over the half way mark now.. so plenty to polish, but lots
learned.  However we will be giving the programme a slight tweak... as
will be explained on Thursday.

After the concert on Sat. 30th Nov. ( be starting to thinking how many
tickets you'd like please) we will then  not meet until Thursday 19th
December... when we plan to have a short ' top and tail'  rehearsal ( in
preparation  for the Community Carol Service on Sunday 22nd)  followed
by a   mince- pie - munch- and- sing over some  frothy Christmas favourites.

So please reserve that Thursday even if you can't come to the carol
service.. and we'll enjoy a bit of a  sing and sup.




08:54 Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

tonight (lis)


Hello Singers... Looking forward to seeing you tonight.   Mary's 'Three
Kings from Persian lands ' singers will be rehearsing in the chapel
from  7.00pm .. everyone else as usual at 7.30pm please. Attached is 
Kerry's  radio show going out tonight...... FYI.




10:29 Friday, 11 Oct 2019

Advanced notice (lis)

Dear Singers..

Well done last night.. the Masters in this hall was really coming
together very nicely in particular.

Re the summer season  2020.... not only will we have our 'standard'
evening concert on Sat. 9th May at CL but we have also scheduled an
afternoon concert at our popular Potter Street venue on Sat. 23rd May.
Please make a note in your diaries..... Thank you




15:10 Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019

signing up (lis)

Dear Singers,

  Another reminder ...This Thursday, please come prepared to sign up (
or not) for the New Year workshop/party on Sat. 25th January  at 2.30.

Secondly, we'd be grateful if  you could also sign up or out of the
Concert on Sat. Nov 30th at 7.30 pm  and Carol service on Sunday 22nd
Dec. 6.30 pm (  dates are on the register as you sign in).

Thank you..   see you soon!




11:53 Thursday, 3 Oct 2019

tonight (lis)

Dear Singers,

Looking forward to seeing you this evening.  just a reminder that at
9.15 we will be 'auditioning' any potential soloists/small group singers.

Just come to the  chapel and we'll sort out something or someone for you
to sing (with), if you wish to.

There will be a sign up sheet for the 2020 workshop ( Sat pm January
25th )  at the  register table.  Thanks.




13:46 Friday, 27 Sep 2019

2020 workshop party (lis)

Dear Singers,

Here is advanced notice of our New Year vocal workshop and party; to be
held on Saturday 25th January 2020,   2.30-5.30pm  at the Church Langley
centre.

Sue Hickman will again be our guest vocal coach for the afternoon.




07:10 Thursday, 19 Sep 2019

tonight info. (lis)

 Dear Singers,

  If possible, please arrive in good time this evening, so that new and
old copies can be taken in and given out.

If you still have  Amen/go tell,  please hang on to it.... put Cabaret
and Joseph in  the box, and take  two new copies (Jingle bell rock,
Christmas Grace ) which have the  SAME NUMBER as your

Amen/Go tell.   If you have already given in  your Amen/Go tell, then 
the admin.  team will take care of you! Thanks,      see you later,,,




10:08 Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019

Thursday p.m. (david.norkett)


Hello singers all

Long time no see! But hope you all had some refreshing time away from
commitments. Lis and I are both looking forward to our Christmas
programme and very much hope that you all will enjoy working on it too.

Summer is gradually departing, but the rose bush you gave me at the end
of last season still has 14 roses on it - a pleasure to look at.

I am sending this as a try-out to see if I can reach the choir without
having to ask Lis to send messages on!
Hoping to see you all tomorrow (even though I might be a Hopalong
Cassidy with a bad knee again!)
Love,
Mary




07:57 Saturday, 14 Sep 2019

correction (lis)

I'm so sorry singers.. it should have read... cheques payable to Church
Langley Church, please. Thanks, Lis




14:32 Friday, 13 Sep 2019

Next Thursday 19th .... (lis)

Dear Singers,

  I hope  you are keeping well and able to join us next Thursday for
the start of our autumn  singing and  our fifth year of concerts!

A reminder that our main concert is on Saturday 30th November at 7.30pm.
Choir fees are just £20.00 for the term... still under two pounds per
evening.

Please make any cheques payable to Church Langley.

Please  return last term's 'proper copies '. Do copy and paste below for
a bit of hearty singing.. which we may well 'warm up ' with on Thursday,
me hearties!! ( but maybe not with all their verses!)

https://www.artofmanliness.com/sea-shanty-roll-the-old-chariot/