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Singers

We were delighted by the enthusiastic turnout. It was lovely to sing to a full house made up of so many people from our community. The concert was given in aid of The Richmondshire Refugee Support Group and managed to raise over £1000 towards their funds. James and Bex Blenkiron, as invited guests, drew the first raffle ticket of the evening and were pleased to offer their continued support.

January 2019 Concert review

The Station Singers’ concert, ‘Home for Christmas, Peace at Last’, postponed due to icy weather in December, took place on Saturday 12th January and was well worth the wait. St. Mary’s Church was full to capacity.

‘Songs of the Sea’

111 Singers were on board for a fine night of singing which raised over £1400 in support of its two charities; St Cuthbert’s Community Hall, Colburn and Rug Aid.

The concert took as its theme ‘Songs of the Sea’ and the three community choirs performed a wide range of music from sea shanties to folk tunes, to songs from the shows, and to individual pieces. The evening began with the combined voices singing the gospel song ‘Wade in the Water’, followed by “Sailing and “Take me up the Tyne”.

Spring Poster

Rehearsals are well underway for our upcoming Spring Concert on Saturday 14th April at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church Richmond.

Our general theme is “Songs of the Sea” and our finale item will be a medley from the much loved show “South Pacific”.

The charities supporting this event will be Rugaid, based in Reeth, but bringing help to blind and partially sighted people in the Gambia, and The St Cuthbert’s Community Hall, Colburn who run many outreach programmes in the local community, and have recently extended this to include work with refugees.

Brett Overin Investor in Richmond Award

On Monday 11th December 2017, our fantastic accompanist Brett Overin was honoured by the Mayor and Town Council with the Investor in Richmond Award.

He has been accompanying choirs and concerts in Richmond on a very regular basis for over fifteen years. His wonderful playing is key to their success in performance. The three choirs of the Station Singers, the Military WAGS Choir, and various ensembles at St Mary’s Church currently benefit from his excellent musical skills on the piano, his commitment and cheerful, encouraging personality.

What a well-deserved award. Many Congratulations from us all.