I hope you are all keeping safe and well and manage to be with friends and family over the Christmas New Year period.
This has been an unprecedented year thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic and has effected many people in different ways. Sadly for us singers and choirs we have not seen any return to normality nor may we for a while yet. Sad to say we may see the anniversary of the start of the pandemic before we get back to singing.
As there is no end in sight but there is movement on releasing a vaccine plus inoculating people, let's hope the 'norm' returns quickly then we can get back to doing what we like best - singing together as a choir.
In the meantime I wish you well and I am obviously planning a new programme of music so if you have any suggestions, please contact me!
Have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, stay safe and well and I look forward to seeing you all again in 2021!
David - Musical Director for the Incognito Singers
You will be pleased (or not) to know that all but two Christmas songs are ready and available for download, oh, and rehearsal! OK you may get some strange looks while on the beach humming along to your Christmas backing tracks!
Just think though, now the Christmas music is available our MD is working on 2020 music, so if you have any suggestions let's have them before the end of August. Gerry (Bass/Baritone) is the winner up to now with great suggestions on a regular 'bass-is', sorry couldn't resist the pun!
Just to let you know our Publicity Co-ordinator is also hard at work, rearranging concert dates for December and working on concert dates for 2020 also.
Anyway do enjoy the summer holiday, the return and season dates are on our Rehearsal page.
Also, if you have any News items to share with the choir or folks (not on Facebook) send an email to our web admin.
Yet another great performance and evenings entertainment by The Incognito Singers.
The feedback and comments were just so kind and uplifting, thank you for everyone who commented, here are a few clips from various people and facebook pages.
Tonight the Incognito Singers gave a fabulous pre Christmas concert up in Albox at the Rosaleda (their normal rehearsal venue) for friends and family.
Our MD had this to say about the event:
Well last nights concert for Friends and Family was a real success.
Now we know that Christmas is just around the corner...
Lots of folks will be thinking about presents and the Christmas festivities, but how about this as a musical touch to add to your Christmas Cake?
A trio of carol singers made out of sugar paste. I bet all you singers and music lovers want them?
It just goes to show we have some talented people in our choir, that do more than sing!
It would be unfair for Ed to reveal his source, because it may open the flood gates for a whole host of pre Christmas orders.
What Ed is trying to work out, who are they modelled on, the tenors, the basses or the MD? Suggestions (clean ones) and comments welcome.
You will all be pleased to know that Christmas has already begun!
Well it has been for a few months with most choir MDs, but now the singers can look forward to practising Christmas music starting next week. Oh deep joy I hear you sigh!
Singers check out our Members music page to see which titles are already available. Links have been corrected too! Happy practising - and its only September!
Do you want to win a wonderful raffle prize?
At our forthcoming Friends and Family evening we will be holding a raffle, where you have the chance to win one of our fantastic goodie boxes, cram packed full of savoury, sweet and liquid refreshments.
You have to attend on the night, to be in a chance to win one of these wonderful prizes. See you there?
A double whammy of events helped F.A.C.E. (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everone) to raise thousands of €uro's over the last weekend of November.
On the Friday evening [27th Nov], F.A.C.E. organised their now traditional Christmas Market, and on the Sunday afternoon F.A.C.E. organised a Christmas party.
Both events were held in a huge marquee which had been erected in the Arboleas Feria Ground.
On the Friday evening, there were over 50 market stalls selling a wide range of Christmas and other products. In addition support of the event was given by various regional and national charities such as M.A.C.S (Mojacar Area Cancer Support), the A.E.C.C. (Asociación Española Contra El Cáncer), the National Spanish Cancer Charity, and A.L.C.E.R. (Asociación para la Lucha Contra Las Enfermedades del Riñón) a National Spanish Charity that assists people with renal problems.
The event was opened by the Deputy Mayor of Arboleas, Roger Done, accompanied by F.A.C.E. President Adele Wrigglesworth, before F.A.C.E. presented €1,000 to José Fenoy Ibánez of the A.L.C.E.R charity.
Throughout the evening entertainment was provided by the Incognito Singers, a choir of over 20 voices led by Musical Director David Murphy, who on the Friday evening were making their debut public performance. They gave a top quality performance of Christmas music in several different languages and were superb. "Carrie's Dusty Boots" performed Pirates of the Dusty Carrie-bean, to music from the Johnny Depp film Pirates of the Carribean. Colourful costumes. scenery and the use of a smoke machine and above all fabulous dancing, went towards making a fabulous exhibition. Also there was head and beard shaving, tombola, raffles, a bar selling amongst other things F.A.C.E.'s famous mulled wine made to a secret recipe, and many other delights such as mince pies! there was also a hamburger stall. Most importantly of all of course was that Santa Claus was also in attendance.
The Sunday afternoon was a more child orientated event with face painting, fancy dress competition and childrens games. However, once again the Incognito Singers were in attendance, as were "Carrie's Dusty Boots" who did a completely different routine called Snowy White and the Seven Dusty Dwarfs. More importantly though, especially for the children, was that Santa Claus was again in attendance. The F.A.C.E. Grand Christmas Raffle was also drawn during the afternoon, with the €200 First Prize going to Babs Kenningay. A full list of all the Prize Winners can be found on either the F.A.C.E. Facebook Page or on the F.A.C.E. Webpage at
The grand total of money raised over the two events raised an amazing € 3,713.16, although there is still some sponsorship still to be counted.
F.A.C.E. would like to thank all the stall holders, volunteers, sponsors, entertainers and Santa Claus for making these events the success they undoubtedly were.
For further information about F.A.C.E. please ring Adele Wrigglesworth on telephone number 667 255 094.
The new Incognito Singers have performed their first two events.
Friday 27th and Sunday 29th November saw the Incognito Singers performing a selection of Christmas carols and songs at the FACE Christmas Market and Party.
We were delighted to support this worthy cause which raises funds for people with Cancer in the Arboleas area and beyond.
We had some great feedback from shoppers at the market and audience at the party, both English and Spanish.
We were working towards a February concert which was cancelled in September, so we did a quick change of rehearsal schedule and focused on Christmas music as so many people had enquired.
So all in all, a good performance for a first outing of the new incognito singers and especially after just 10 rehearsals - very well done everyone.
Check out our events page for more up coming performances.