It is a sad state of affairs but due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation we have withdrawn from the Cancer Research Festival of Voice and Brass for October 2021.
Let us hope that soon we will all be back to normal and that we can get back to singing and rehearsing together. Then we can hopefully put our efforts into local entertaining and fund raising for 2021.
The choir has been invited to take part in the Cancer Research Festival of Voice and Brass in London on 30th October 2021.
Quite an honour to be invited! So we must have made a good impression when Mr Relton the MD visited us last time.
The set up is similar to last time: a long weekend travel out on the Friday, Saturday morning rehearsal, Saturday evening performance and back home Sunday, unless you are going to stay on in the UK.
The music is similar with a few new additions and the theme is still similar to a concert of remembrance and last night of the proms finale with twinklers, flags and over 1500 singers.
The suggestion this time is we use the outer London hotels (probably Heathrow area) as those hotels offer more than the inner London. To be fair last time the Canary Wharf (inner London?) hotel was still an hour coach ride to the Albert Hall. Heathrow to Albert Hall is an hour also. The outer London hotels seemed more accommodating to the needs of the large numbers attending.
The music has to be learned and committed to memory which is a challenge on its own.
Supporters can come along too and tickets for them are available via the booking agent.
Travelling as a choir we usually all travel out together but most people extended their stay in the UK to visit friends and family. This is a logistical headache, however the plans are:
The cost include:
The MD whoever it is will more than likely visit us in Spain as we are not expected to travel to the regional rehearsals in the UK.
The event is very good, exciting, entertaining and moving. A good social outing for the choir and to get to know people better. A brilliant experience albeit the second time (or third/fourth) for some.
01-10-2020 Update this event has been cancelled.
The following dates and times are the joint rehearsal dates and times for the Concert of Peace on the 26th Jan 2020 at Vera Auditorio.
Both choirs are welcome to each others rehearsals throughout January to sing the joint pieces.
Note about concert publicity: It is the responsibility of the orchestra and both choirs to promote this concert, therefore please share the details as widely as possible.
Unfortunately APSA have cancelled the concert for 14th Dec 2019 at Pedro Gilabert Theatre.
Here is a statement from APSA:
We're very upset to share this with you but due to problems caused by over-booking of the venue which lead to several problems, next week's Christmas Fundraiser is cancelled.
If you have bought a ticket, you can come and we'll give you your money back. We have had this beautiful big Christmas Raffle prepared for next weekend, so, if you prefer, you can also bring your ticket back and get five raffle tickets in exchange! That will at least give you a chance to win one of the lovely baskets. If you want to exchange your ticket for raffle tickets, please bring your ticket to LOS LLANOS, not the charity shop. We would like to say thank you to Peter Hands and The Incognito Singers for all their help and efforts! And we'd like to apologise to everyone who was looking forward to the evening, we certainly did and we're very upset. Thank you!
Please refer all comments and enquiries directly to APSA thank you.
PAWS PATAS Christmas Concert at Miraflores Bar Restaurant Camping Los Gallados at 18:00. Fish and Chips available too!
Friday last saw The Incognito Singers give a very good and well received concert at Mira Flores Camping Los Gallados.
A good mix of songs from the shows, loves songs and ballads performed to a high standard.
A very appreciative of 100 plus audience not only enjoyed the singing but the fish and chip supper afterwards.
The evening was enjoyed by all and the total raised was in excess of €900.
The proceeds were for their new quarantine isolation unit for when they take in stray cats and dogs that have yet to be checked and inoculated. For more information visit the PAW-PATAS website.
Well done to the choir and well done to PAWS PATAS for a successful evening.
Choir members please note future events and attendance will be managed via a google calendar invite.
In an attempt to streamline and simplify the invite and response process for performances and social events. All future events will be managed via the choirs google calendar and sent as an invite to choir members email addresses.
This means all you have to do is check your emails and respond accordingly. Obviously if your details change, then keep admin informed.
Managing google calendar events this way means:
If you have any problems, then ask!
We have a few video clips from the recent Paws Patas fundraising concert.
Thanks to Darren (the partner of one of our singers) who kindly filmed us at the concert on Fri 25th May 2018 at Mira Flores Ballroom, Los Gallados Camping.
The videos catch us in full song. One is an extract from The Rhythm of Life and the other is the full version of This Is The Moment.
Both clips along with other snaps and other news clippings can be viewed in our Gallery.
If you have any photos of the choir that you would like to send us, simply contact us and we can arrange how to transfer/copy/download the photos. We have a fairly good IT department!
Once again the choir will be taking part in the music festival.
We have the honour yet again to open the music festival. We are performing on Friday 1st June 2018 at 20:00 in Iglesia San Francisco, Plaza San Francisco, Albox.
We have a selection of songs in English, Italian and Spanish. Hopefully something for everyone.
And can you spot there deliberate (!) mistake on the poster?
The is a dedicated members page for the Royal Albert Hall Trip.
Sally (contralto viz the actress) has been working exceptionally hard in the background managing and coordinating all the information and bookings for the Royal Albert Hall trip in November.
Yes emails have been flying back and forth and sometimes it is hard to keep track, so spare a thought for Sally. However to make everyone else life a little easier, we have now put together a summary page of all the information you need associated with the trip. See Members > RAH page on our website.
The page will be updated with more information as we get to know it. If you have any questions or comments simply add a comment below or email us via the usual email address.
The music for the Albert Hall concert in 2018 is almost complete. It's at 85%
Our MD has been busy behind the scenes trying to get all the music complete and posted for singers to start practicing. I know the concert is not until November 2018, but we have to know all the songs from memory!
To date we are still waiting for three pieces to be sent to us, as they may be arrangements of William Relton, the musical director and conductor for the event.
As we cannot attend the regional rehearsals in the UK, there is a rumour that Mr Relton may visit us sometime in 2018 before the big event - OMG!! So we better start rehearsing!
Anyway enjoy the music....
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.
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.
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.
The Incognito Singers held their summer concert at the weekend to two capacity houses.
As this was their first official home concert, there were delighted to be sold out for the Saturday and Sunday. The choir delivered a professional and polished performance to a very appreciative audience. The standing ovation at both events was a fitting tribute to the singers' hard work and dedication.
The weekend concerts raised a significant sum, which on this occasion will be donated to Harmony Community Support in Alfoquia (Almeria, Spain).
It is the aim of the choir to support local charities through their singing and performances.
The choir and singers would like to extend a huge thank you, to all who attended and supported these event and especially El Ayuntamiento de Zurgena for allowing us the use of the Teatro Municipal. We would also like to thank our sponsors and ticket outlets: CAT Services, Girasol and Total Entertainment.
No more tickets for the summer concert - hope you managed to get yours?
In over 40 years of music making and the last 20 years singing and directing I have never known two complete sell outs before a concert night.
So credit where credit is due, to all you guys and gals who bought tickets and promoted our first official concert - well done.
A special well done and big thank you from me to our publicity guru - Peter (Bass) and his wife Linda for all they have done in making the ticket sales just happen and run so smoothly.
We must also thank the organisations and outlets that allowed us to sell tickets, so thanks to:
Our sponsors Avalon will be there on the night with a stand and information.
So here is to the forthcoming performance and a full house, so break a leg everyone (not literally)!
Tickets are limited to 100 for each event, therefore book early to avoid disappointment.
Tickets can be reserved via our contact page.
Refreshments and raffle available.
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 choir pulled out all of the stops - so to speak!
Last night, friends and family were delighted to see and hear the new kids on the block as the Incognito Singers presented a rehearsal and informal performance of songs from their repertoire.
The praise and feedback was all positive and emphasised on the quality, professionalism and musicality of their performance. Friends and family were amazed at what the singers have managed to achieve in such a short season.
A few songs even brought the audience to their feet and included 'shouts' and 'cheers' of joy.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the night and many said they would be spreading the word of this wonderful new choir.
Keep an eye on our events page for future performances.