SING 25 CHALLENGE

Sing 25 Challenge

With our summer concert 'It's Our Party!' in July 18, the Sing 25 Challenge is now complete.  It's been fun, has taken us to perform in different venues and we've met lots of lovely people.  Read on to see what we achieved in our 25th birthday year.

In Summer 2018 it will be 25 years since Stokes Singers began!  June 1993 was when our founding Musical Director, Nick Breeze, and his wife Maureen got together a group of music makers in the new town of Bradley Stoke and after a few informal rehearsals the new choir got underway. To celebrate this landmark birthday, we've set ourselves the challenge of achieving 25 singing events in the run up to our summer concert on Saturday 7th July.

Here's how we've done so far ....

 Event 1: BIRU March 2017

Event 1: BIRU March 2017

Event 1: BIRU

A visit to the Brain Injuries Rehabilitation Unit at Frenchay to sing with patients, their friends and families and the staff.

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Event 2: Good Afternoon Choir

We joined our co-Musical Director, Sian Walters, at the first rehearsal of her new Good Afternoon choir at Yate

 Event 3:  Sing for Basil May 2017

Event 3:  Sing for Basil May 2017

Event 3: Sing for Basil

Saracens Rugby Club at Cribbs Causeway was the venue for a workshop to celebrate the involvement of Basil, a former member of Stokes Singers who was also a member of the rugby club.

 Event 4: Coniston Community Centre, our usual rehearsal venue, was in use as a Polling Station so we sang to voters and brought some smiles to their faces

Event 4: Coniston Community Centre, our usual rehearsal venue, was in use as a Polling Station so we sang to voters and brought some smiles to their faces

 Event 5:  The Great Brunel Buskathon at Southmead Hospital in June 2017 was a fundraiser for the hospital charity

Event 5:  The Great Brunel Buskathon at Southmead Hospital in June 2017 was a fundraiser for the hospital charity

 Event 6:  Our Summer Concert at Little Stoke Primary School when we raised over £300 for the Freewheelers motorcycle charity who deliver vital medical supplies within the NHS and the community.

Event 6:  Our Summer Concert at Little Stoke Primary School when we raised over £300 for the Freewheelers motorcycle charity who deliver vital medical supplies within the NHS and the community.

 Event 7:  A visit to Generation Gospel Choir at Stoke Gifford to share their rehearsal led by Emma

Event 7:  A visit to Generation Gospel Choir at Stoke Gifford to share their rehearsal led by Emma

 Event 8:  The Big Sing to  celebrate the birthday of Bristol's Colston Hall

Event 8:  The Big Sing to  celebrate the birthday of Bristol's Colston Hall

 Event 9: Our 'Voices for Hospices' concert at Holy Trinity School, Bradley Stoke when we were joined by Apollo Wind Band to raise funds for St Peter's, Bristol's adult hospice.

Event 9: Our 'Voices for Hospices' concert at Holy Trinity School, Bradley Stoke when we were joined by Apollo Wind Band to raise funds for St Peter's, Bristol's adult hospice.

 Event 10: A very special day for our co-Musical Director Phil and choir member Rebecca.

Event 10: A very special day for our co-Musical Director Phil and choir member Rebecca.

 Event 11: We got the festive season underway at Poplars Farm Shop, Frampton Cotterell.

Event 11: We got the festive season underway at Poplars Farm Shop, Frampton Cotterell.

 Event 12: Our Christmas Concert at the Church of Christ the King, Bradley Stoke with guests the Barn Ringers and guest speaker Julie from our nominated charity Brain Tumour Support

Event 12: Our Christmas Concert at the Church of Christ the King, Bradley Stoke with guests the Barn Ringers and guest speaker Julie from our nominated charity Brain Tumour Support

 Event 13: Back to Southmead Hospital for the Christmas Buskathon with fundraisers Adrian and Annette

Event 13: Back to Southmead Hospital for the Christmas Buskathon with fundraisers Adrian and Annette

 Event 14: Our first event of 2018 was a visit to Crossbow Singers to share some songs in their rehearsal.

Event 14: Our first event of 2018 was a visit to Crossbow Singers to share some songs in their rehearsal.

 Event 15; Nick Breeze, our founder Musical Director, led a special rehearsal in February 2018

Event 15; Nick Breeze, our founder Musical Director, led a special rehearsal in February 2018

 Event 16: A return visit to BIRU with Julie, Activities Co-ordinator and Alison, Hospital Director

Event 16: A return visit to BIRU with Julie, Activities Co-ordinator and Alison, Hospital Director

 Event 17: Singing together with Bradley Stoke Community Singers at a Tuesday rehearsal in March

Event 17: Singing together with Bradley Stoke Community Singers at a Tuesday rehearsal in March

 Event 18: A quick song during our train journey to Give-a-Gig!

Event 18: A quick song during our train journey to Give-a-Gig!

 Event 19:  Singing on Platform 3 at Bristol Temple Meads Station to support Youth Music's Give-a-Gig fundraiser.

Event 19:  Singing on Platform 3 at Bristol Temple Meads Station to support Youth Music's Give-a-Gig fundraiser.

 Event 20:  After a reviving coffee, we sang in the station cafe!

Event 20:  After a reviving coffee, we sang in the station cafe!

 Event 21:  One last song at Bristol Parkway Station

Event 21:  One last song at Bristol Parkway Station

 Event 22: A sunny May Bank Holiday sing at Stoke Gifford Fete

Event 22: A sunny May Bank Holiday sing at Stoke Gifford Fete

 Event 23:  The June Buskathon at Southmead Hospital

Event 23:  The June Buskathon at Southmead Hospital

 Event 24: Fabulous songs and a warm welcome from Adele and the Goldies at St Michael's Church Centre, Stoke Gifford

Event 24: Fabulous songs and a warm welcome from Adele and the Goldies at St Michael's Church Centre, Stoke Gifford

 Event 25:  The final event in our Sing 25 Challenge was our Summer Concert 'It's Our Party' when we were joined by the Red Tie Choir from Little Stoke Primary School and Steel Storm from Castle School, Thornbury.

Event 25:  The final event in our Sing 25 Challenge was our Summer Concert 'It's Our Party' when we were joined by the Red Tie Choir from Little Stoke Primary School and Steel Storm from Castle School, Thornbury.