On Monday 15th March the inharmony choir reluctantly decided to cancel all rehearsals until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak. At this moment in time it could possibly be at least 3 months before we can get back to any kind of normality. If any members of the choir would like anything put on the website whether it be
a photo or written article please text me (Les) on tel no 07553946700 or send me an e-mail 'email@example.com'. Self isolation is a hard and unnatural thing to do but its important that we all keep safe during these difficult times so we can be ready for our next choir practice.
PRESENTATION OF CHEQUE TO AIR AMBULANCE
On Monday 16th of March, the members of "InHarmony",the High Crompton based choir , met for the last time for the foreseeable future due to Coronavirus.
It was a special date for the choir, as there was a important presentation to be made.
Over the years, the Choir haas raised many thousands of pounds to help many organizations and charities, and most years are able to donate from their funds to help chosen charities.
This year it has been decided to donate £500 to The North West Air Ambulance, which is funded by charitable donations and the NWAA representative Sarah Horne was able to attend.
It was explained that the donation would almost fill a fuel tank and could be helping to save 7 or 8 lives.
That could be you or me!!!
'InHarmony' had been inspired to make this donation after a joint fund raising concert with The Oddfellows Brass Band at Uppermill Civic Hall in September 2019 which raised in excess of £3000.
They look forward to being able to meet once again soon to entertain others and raise more money for charities!
Future Dates-Look out for further concert during 2020
On 7th September, a concert with an award winning Oddfellows Elite band from Leicester at Uppermill Civic centre was a tremendous successful and raised £3000 for the air ambulance, we played to a full house, which was enjoyed by all.
Another joint concert will be in December with Diggle Brass band at Trinity Methodist church Royton at 7pm
A very busy 2018 Christmas season saw us first performing at our "home", St Andrew's, High Crompton on 24th November at what has become an annual event, a fund-raiser for both InHarmony and St Andrews Church itself. A very appreciative full house enjoyed, as usual a real variety of music, poetry, and humour. A good time was had by all!
10th December saw InHarmony performing at Worsley Golf Club for Worsley Ladies Luncheon Club Annual Christmas Lunch. Approximately 100 lovely ladies were in attendance, and after sitting down to a beautiful lunch they were ready to be entertained. What a wonderfully receptive audience they were, they commented on the fantastic variety of music, and particularly enjoyed our tribute to Abba. Our accompanist Katarina thrilled them with her accordian playing, and Marilyn Moore had them in stitches with her rendition of a song about an Unwanted Christmas Gift. They seemed very keen to invite us again!
14th December was a special day for InHarmony. We were invited to sing for Saddleworth Carers Annual Christmas Party. We love to perform for this fantastic group of people who dedicate their lives to those they love, and in appreciation to Dr Eamonn O'Daly and his group who organize this special event. This year it was supported by several local dignitaries, including Debbie Abrahams MP, The Mayor and Mayoress of Oldham and The Leader of Saddleworth Council, who were all glowing in praise of our performance, as we had both moved them to tears, and Marilyn had had them in hysterics with her Unwanted Gift offering, the Leader of the Council saying that he had pulled a muscle laughing. Happy Day!!
As a group we are priviledged to be allowed to sing Christmas Carols and Music around the wards at The Royal Oldham Hospital each Christmas, Although, for obvious reasons we can only take a small group, for those of us who take part it is a very special day. This year we had 3 Chaplains joining in with the singing, and escorting us around the wards on 12th December. Thanks to everyone involved.
Looking forward to 2019
Concert at Trinity Methodist Church with InHarmony and Diggle Band
A full house was treated to a musical feast at Trinity Methodist Church, Royton on Saturday 22nd September.
Local choir, InHarmony (formerly The Trinity Singers), and Diggle Brass Band provided a first class concert, both delighting and thrilling their audience. The varied and imaginative programmes from both groups kept the audience thoroughly entertained throughout, and a “Last Night of the Proms Finale” brought them to their feet.
This was the first collaboration between the two groups, and proved to be a hugh success. Talks have begun to repeat the exercise in April 2019 and a date has been provisionally booked, not to be missed, so watch this space!!
Further information can be found on the InHarmony website, plus information about upcoming InHarmony concerts. The web address is: www.inharmonysingers.com , where you will also find details of how to book the choir, or indeed how to join them. All new members are welcomed with open arms.
InHarmony Singers performing at
Rochdales Weekly Music lunchtime
In Harmony recently featured in the Rochdale Observer
described as music from heaven and this is what was written.
April 18th featured In Harmony (formally Trinity Singers)
a Royton based mixed choir which has been conducted by
Vicky Radburn since 2012. The singers were expertly
accompanied by Katarina who was trained in Slovakia
and who also contributed a piano accordion solo during
a varied choral programme.
The Battle Hymn of the Republic.
All in the April evening. Flying Free.
The Bare Necessities. Can you feel the love tonight.
Manchester (a tribute to the arena bombing)
Anthem from Chess. Fields of Gold
One day more from Les Miserables finishing with
an Irish blessing.
A quartet also sang Madrigal from the Mikado and
soloist Lois Briers sang Something Wonderful from
the King and I.
Concert at St Thomas church Newhey
A very appreciative audience enjoyed a wide selection of entertainment at St Thomas church
in Newhey on Saturday 16th of November.
In a beautifully restored church in harmony singers started their extensive programme with
Adiemus from the film Avatar following which
everyone enjoyed a wide range of songs along
with a few prominent solo performances.
The choir finished their repertoire with bring me sunshine which brought smiles from the audience and a standing ovation.