This evening our MD visited the Coral Escalmo Mojacar a traditional Spanish choir.
David our MD and Peter our Event Organiser attended their choir rehearsal to develop a relationship between the two choruses in a hope that we can perform together in a future concert.
Our MD was made most welcome by maestro Pedro of the choral.
The choral is made up of both male and female singers plus a band of instrumentalists. They perform traditional Spanish music and seem to enjoy the whole music making activity.
Maestro Pedro told us he has the usual issue of needing more male voices to join the chorus. Something all choruses tend to need these days. Also he usually has more instrumentalist so in addition to the guitars, mandolins and double bass there is also violin and flute to accompany the singers.
All being well a joint/split concert will be arranged by the end of the year to encourage a musical union of two choir cultures. Something that should be good and enjoyable for both choruses and audiences alike.
Keep an eye on our events page for forthcoming events as this will be one not to be missed!
for more information about Coral Escalmo Mojacar visit their Facebook page.
Linda Hands our multi-talented stage manager has been persuaded to re-visit one of her other skills and join force with The Independent Theatre Group to direct their production of “Lilies on The Land”
Based on one hundred and fifty letters and interviews with original Land Girls, Lilies on the Land is a revealing, funny and wonderfully moving portrait of some of Britain’s pluckiest unsung heroes and charts the personal journeys of four women who sign up to join the Women’s Land Army during World War 11, determined to work endless hours on farms across the country in a bid to “do their bit” for the War Effort.
The play describes how these young women from totally different backgrounds, torn from their families and bereft of all the basic comforts of home, dealt with the hardship of farming life and the pressures of the War. Maybe work clothes full of mice and toilet rolls falling from the sky are just what it needs for these girls to get through?
Linda is no stranger to stage direction having previously directed the critically acclaimed Quartet which had a record-breaking run playing to packed houses in Cantoria and Mojacar.
Linda is joined in this production by two of our other choir members, Sally Millar and Marie Fletcher Carollan both accomplished actresses who have appeared in many other productions with various amateur dramatic companies.
The play will be performed at El Teatro Saavedra in Cantoria on 25th and 26th March and again at El Teatro Municipal in Zurgena on 1st and 2nd April.
The choir is proud of you Terry and we will be supporting you!
If you would like to support Terry in this challenge, please visit his “Just Giving” page.
If would like to see more information about the TCT, please visit their website at www.teenagecancertrust.org
Last year The Incognito Singers raised more than 2000€ for charity and this year we hope to be able to top that.
It’s only February and performance diary is starting to fill up already
We will be performing a Spring Charity Concert for local Albox charities in Albox Ayuntamiento on 28th April with two more at the Third Age Club in Mojacar the following weekend 5th and 6th May in support of Paws and Patas animal charity
In addition, we are currently in discussion with Espanglish, the Vera based language school, to stage a multi choir charity concert in the new auditorio at Vera to be held in late October, with a mixture of English and Spanish choirs.
Finally, Christmas may seem years away, but we have already received two requests to perform and we will be giving our usual free “Friends and Family” night at our rehearsal venue, the Hostal Rosaleda in Arboleas.
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To keep an eye on our forthcoming performances visit our Events page
Well this cartoon made our MD laugh!
I suppose there is some truth in the rumour that the MD (musical director) of a choir has to wear many hats. In fact there is talk about our MD wearing his briefs on the outside of his pants and having a cape too, but not sure how these rumours start.
There is a saying too that the podium is a lonely place and looking at the list of hats the MD wears from time to time I'm not surprised.
So if you want a giggle - just ask what role a singer takes in a choir. Then give a thought for the MD and see if you agree with all these roles listed in this cartoon below.
PS they've missed one hat - web administrator!
The choir now has a core performance list, which means we should be able to do a concert at short notice.
The list includes a good mix of songs from the shows, ballads and a few winter songs.
Singers are advised to keep the Core Performance List and associated music with them. Singers can make suggestions to amend the list accordingly.
Choir members can Log In to our website and view the list at:
... Members > Music > Core Performance List.