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In the festive mood!

At last Thursday’s rehearsal we took an early opportunity to wear our Christmas jumpers and headgear for a photo call. Graham from the basses even brought along his carol singing lantern! Can you spot our Musical Directors Phil and Sian who entered into the festive spirit too?

Rehearsals are going well for our concert on Saturday 8th December and we’re looking forward to a great evening.

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Parkinson's UK chosen as Christmas charity

Choir members have chosen Parkinson’s UK as the nominated charity for this year’s Christmas concert.

Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition causing problems in the brain which worsen over time. Around 145,000 people in the UK are living with Parkinson’s; that’s about 1 adult in every 350.

Parkinson’s UK are working to change attitudes and find a cure as well as offering support and information to those diagnosed with the disease and their families and carers.

Refreshments will be served during the concert and donations invited for the charity.

Oldland Brass Ensemble confirmed for Christmas Concert

We are pleased to confirm that our guests at this year’s Christmas concert will be Oldland Brass Ensemble who will accompany the traditional carols as well as playing their own choice of music.  Founded in 2002, the ensemble is led by Bob Lavis and comprises cornets, flugelhorn, tenor horn, euphonium and bass.  Such an unconventional line up demands some skilful arrangements from Bob resulting in a repertoire that covers everything from ‘Mozart to Modern’ and we look forward to welcoming the players.

October is double the fun!

We’re now 1 month into our Autumn term and making good progress on our music for Christmas with our Musical Director Phil Lawrence.

Welcome to some new faces who’ve joined us and settled in already.

October sees the return of our second Musical Director Sian Walters from her September sabbatical so rehearsals will be double the fun! Come and join us soon for your first 2 rehearsals free of charge.

Counting down to our Autumn Term!

Just days left now until we start our Thursday rehearsals once more.  We're looking forward to welcoming some new faces and Phil has some great music lined up so come along on the 6th to Coniston Community Centre for a 7.30 start.

If you're not sure whether we're the choir for you, come and listen for a couple of weeks and see if you like us and our music.  We look forward to seeing you soon.

Thursday rehearsals re-start soon

Only 3 weeks of holiday left to rest those voices before rehearsals re-start on Thursday 6th September.  There's lots of lovely music planned and the diary is filling up for November and December!

Birthday Celebrations with Steel Storm and Red Tie Choir

Our 25th Birthday Concert was a great success with a full house at the Church of Christ the King, Bradley Stoke.  The audience enjoyed every moment of the programme which featured Steel Storm from Castle School, Thornbury and the Red Tie Choir from Little Stoke Primary School.

Rose Barton, local CLIC Sargent volunteer worker, was delighted to receive over £520 raised from donations on the evening. 

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 The Red Tie Choir led by Anne Sargent and Rosie Griffiths

The Red Tie Choir led by Anne Sargent and Rosie Griffiths

 Steel Storm from Castle School Thornbury with some members of the school's senior band Panache led by Gill Holmes

Steel Storm from Castle School Thornbury with some members of the school's senior band Panache led by Gill Holmes

 Stokes Singers perform with Phil Lawrence conducting.

Stokes Singers perform with Phil Lawrence conducting.

 Red Tie Choir and Stokes Singers combine for the Disney Medley conducted by Sian Walters

Red Tie Choir and Stokes Singers combine for the Disney Medley conducted by Sian Walters

Tickets for Summer Concert going fast!

If you need a rest from football come and join us for an evening of great music on Saturday 7th July at the Church of Christ the King, Bradley Stoke.

'It's Our Party!' celebrates the 25th birthday of Stokes Singers and we've invited along some friends to ensure the evening goes with a swing.  The Red Tie Choir from Little Stoke Primary School will be singing their own items as well as joining Stokes Singers and Steel Storm from Castle School, Thornbury will play some summery steel band tunes.

Our nominated charity for the evening is Clic Sargent which supports children, young people and their families through cancer diagnosis, treatment and beyond.

Tickets are selling fast so to be sure of a seat please use the Contact tab on this website or ring Liz on 01454 614148

Afternoon singing with the Goldies

For the penultimate event in our Sing 25 Challenge, a group of us visited the Goldies singing group at St Michael's Church Centre, Stoke Gifford.  We were made very welcome by Adele and the group members and enjoyed an hour of sharing some great tunes.

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Tickets now on sale for 'It's Our Party!'

Tickets are now available for our 25th Anniversary concert on Saturday 7th July at the Church of Christ the King, Bradley Stoke.  Contact us via the Contact page or ring Liz on 01454 614 148.

Advance tickets are £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.  Some tickets will be available on the night at £6 and £3.

Summer Singing at Buskathon

Our regular Thursday rehearsal on 7th June turned out to be busier than usual when we started the evening at Southmead Hospital to perform in their fund raising June Buskathon event.  We were pleased to hear coins dropping into the collecting buckets as we ran through a whole range of songs as a taster of our summer concert and staff, patients and visitors stopped to listen.

Then we headed back to Coniston Community Centre for the second part of the evening to work on the final polish ready for the big night on Saturday 7th July.

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Bank Holiday Singing at Stoke Gifford Fete

On Bank Holiday Monday we met up to entertain at Stoke Gifford Fete at the Trust Hall grounds.  The weather was lovely and the audience appreciative.  We can thoroughly recommend the tea and cakes!

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'It's Our Party' - celebratory Summer Concert

This year's summer concert is titled 'It's Our Party!' to reflect the 25th birthday of the choir.  The title might also give you a clue as to what's included in the jam-packed programme.  There will be a few old favourites for those who've known us for a long time but also some surprises as we present some new music.

Our special guests Red Tie Choir and Steel Storm will ensure that the evening goes with a swing!

 

Performance at Buskathon confirmed

On Thursday 7th June, we'll be at Southmead Hospital singing as part of their fundraising Buskathon from 7.00pm until 7.50pm.  Then we'll be heading back to Coniston Community Centre at Patchway to finish the evening with our usual weekly rehearsal.

Performance at Stoke Gifford Fete confirmed

Stokes Singers are looking forward to performing at Stoke Gifford Fete for the first time.  We'll be singing at 3.00pm during the Bank Holiday Fete on Monday 28th May at the Trust Hall Field  in Stoke Gifford.  

This is always a very enjoyable event so come along and enjoy the side shows and refreshments and hear our songs.

Red Tie Choir confirmed as guests at Summer Concert

Stokes Singers are delighted to confirm that the Red Tie Choir from Little Stoke Primary School are to be our special guests at our Summer Concert on Saturday 7th July.  Around 30 children aged 7 to 11 will be joining us to perform some of their favourite songs and we hope that there will be an opportunity for both choirs to sing together.

Anne Sargent, Deputy Head Teacher at the school and Director of the Red Tie Choir, says the children are very excited about the concert!  We look forward to welcoming them and their families along with school staff in July.

Stokes Singers now on Twitter

Our Twitter account is now set up so if you have a Twitter account or know someone who has, please follow @StokesSingers and re-tweet our tweets to spread the word.