Holy Cross and St Mary

Community Choir

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Join our Community Choir!

You don’t have to be a great singer! You might think you can’t sing at all! You don’t need to read music! You just need to give it a try. Singing is very good for you – and we will be generating a “feel good factor” at our rehearsals each week!

So how did it all begin?

Revd Steve had a dream one night and sat up singing, “Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah!”, much to the surprise of his wife, Sarah! It was after he saw that captivating performance by Men Aloud on Songs Of Praise. At that moment he knew he had to start a community choir, open to all.

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Revd Steve Flashman

Over the last five years, Steve has launched five Community Choirs in West Sussex and they are now being run by his conductor, Emma Barnes. Now he is starting a Community Choir in Quainton, to which all are invited. There is no charge, but we would ask for a donation each week to help cover the rental of the hall and running expenses. You can expect to be singing rock and pop classics as well as more traditional music together with soul and gospel. Songs like,  “From A Distance”, Sister Act’s, “Joyful, Joyful”, Titanic’s, “My Heart Will Go On”, Abba’s “Mamma Mia!”, the Beatles, “Let It Be”,  classic Leo Sayer hits, “One Man Band” and “When I Need You,” and that musical classic, “Memory”. Other songs include, Jessy J’s “Price Tag”, U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found”, “One Love,” “Stand By Me,” “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” “Time After Time,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” We’ve had some controversial song choices too! Steve loved his arrangement of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, which included some claps and stamps (and not the postage kind!). Most other people in the choir just humoured him!

We start on Friday 13th January in the Village Hall in Quainton and will meet every week for 12 weeks. Then we will perform a concert to friends, family and anyone who wants to listen(!) and we will raise money for a local charity. No need to book – just come along!

If it goes well, we might continue for another 10 or 12 weeks after Easter.