Don't be fooled, folks...! ...it may be the weekend, but The 12 Blogs of New Year carry on regardless!
With only twelve aspects of choir life to focus on in this series of early New Year Blogs, there isn't any time to lose and we still have Days 6 to 12 to go. But no complacency, please...! ...yes, you may have listened intently at either of our Christmas Concerts in Stalham and Norwich to our version of The 12 Days of Christmas, but whilst the song itself is the inspiration for these particular witterings, they're not based upon that PARTICULAR version of the song (cue groans...). Day 6 to Day 12 it is, then!
Groan if you must, but don't forget we already know what you like! You spend enough time applauding in appreciation of it and the evidence is there for all to see below! (We promise fullsome gratitude will feature any day soon!) We know what YOU want to know is 'when can you hear our geezers sing?'... ...or to put it into Day 6 of our 'New Year based upon Christmas' theme (...Here we go! All together now!!!):
"In the 6th Blog of New Year, 'The Phoenix' gave to me: See Geezers Playing, Five Sing-ing Live (like 'Five Gold Rings'... ...gettit?), For Auld Lang Syne, Three Hearty Cheers, To All Men an Invite and A Calendar with Dates we can see!"
And your wish is our command! There are going to be 6 chances in 2020 to see our geezers playing (OK, "...hear our fine body of men singing..."...) because we are organising six of our own Concerts this Anniversary Year, two each in April, July and December 2020. We're 'at home' at Mile Cross, Norwich, in each of those months and the highspot of the year will come there in July when we celebrate our 10th Birthday with an Anniversary Gala Concert, which promises to be a very special evening. We will also be 'around and about' in wider Norfolk those same months with concerts confirmed for Aylsham and Cromer, and we hope to confirm Christmas in Ludham very shortly.
Here's where to look for details... ...you can now see our forthcoming Concert Dates in our brand new Website Home Page Calendar - just click on an item for further information - and the link in yesterday's Blog will take to straight to our 'See Us Sing In 2020' website page and the details there! You may also see one of our 2020 Anniversary Year Trifold Brochures in your local library, or in arts and entertainment brochure display areas maintained by Arts RoundUp, or in other arts and music shops and galleries. Our brochure contains not just forthcoming concert details as at the time of printing, but other features about our Choir too, including information about Open Rehearsals. Our most up-to-date information will always feature on our website.
We are so looking forward to our programme this year, and we hope that you are too! Any opportunity then to give you a chance to hear our geezers sing!
Photograph: Phoenix's MD Sarah Grimes receiving applause and flowers at the end of December's Norwich concert - courtesy Elizabeth Smallwood
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