| The CHAD Singers of Pattingham
The CHAD Singers
are a mixed choir of sopranos, altos, tenors and basses, with
a varied repertoire including religious, popular and show music,
available for most types of fund raising functions.
If you are looking for a musical ingredient in your next fund
raising event, why not invite the CHAD SINGERS ? Call Gena Richards
on 01902 700188 for more information.
Formed in 2001 by John Fellows, the choir of about 45 singers
is based in the picturesque South Staffordshire village of Pattingham,
'Congratulations' to all the CHAD Singers choir for their performance
at the 'Songs for Summer' Concert on Friday 24th June 2016. Well
the new term starts on Wednesday 7th September when we will begin
the preparation for our Christmas Concert which takes place on
the 14th December 2016 in St Chads Church, Pattingham.
our two charities for 2015, Alzheimer's Association and Prostate
Christmas Party Concert 2015...
Christmas Party Concert took place on Saturday 19th December
2015 in Pattingham Village Hall with funds supporting our two
charities, Alzheimer's Association and Prostate Cancer UK.
Carols at Wightwick Manor 2015...
performed two Christmas Concerts on the 8th and 14th December
2015 at Wightwick Manor, near Wolverhampton. The choir of 23
singers performed several traditional carols, a Michael Buble
medley, the Advent Peace Canon, 'Goggledegook', Lullaby, together
with a solo by Ron Beardsmore singing 'Carol Singers' and a solo
by Martin Fox, the choir's accompanist playing on keyboard.
Monies raised from this event will go towards our supported charities
of Alzheimers Association and Prostate Cancer UK.
be looking for a local choir to sing at your event, please contact
Gena Richards on 01902 700188.
of songs from the shows was in store for the Spring Concert which
took place on Saturday 25th April 2015.
Soloists included Jill Hatton, Terry Whitehouse and Alan Hickman,
together with clarinet solos from young Alex Reiss, a pupil of
our Musical Director, Sue Carter.
Songs from all the popular shows were performed, including Les
Mis, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera and many more. A total
of £440 was raised for the choir's charities, which this
year are the Alzheimers Association and Prostate Cancer UK.
|A Christmas Celebration
Christmas Concert called a 'Christmas Celebration' included 28
different seasonal pieces ranging from several of John Rutter's
compositions, carols sung with the audience of 120 and solos
sung by Helen Wallington, Jill Hatton, Terry Whitehouse and Paul
Martin Cox also entertained us with his arrangement of two Christmas
During the interval, festive food was served to the audience
together with a whirlwind visit from Santa who chatted his way
round the tables.
Party' Concert is a sell-out...
The 'STREET Party' Concert held on
Saturday 7th June 2014 proved to be a huge success with the audience,
with not a empty seat in the house!
The Concert commemorated the times of the two World Wars with
the choir performing a variety of pieces from the era, including
well known songs where the audience were invited to join in.
There were WW1, a WW2 and a WW2 Jazz medleys together with solo
performances by Musical Director, Sue Carter playing the theme
from 'Schindler' List and 'Agnus Dei' and John Fellows playing
a medley of RAF marches.The choir also performed three pieces
from the Carl Jenkin's 'The Armed Man'.
The second half of the concert began with several songs from
the 'Flanagan and Allen' repertoire sung by Terry Whitehouse
and Lol Burgess and included 'Strolling', 'Run Rabbit', 'Any
Umbrellas' and 'Underneath the Arches.
John had also written a special piece for the ocassion entitled
'The Cross at Mons', song by the trio of Alan Hickman, Mike Hayward
and Ron Beardsmore.
This was John Fellow's last concert with the CHAD Singers, as
he is to retire at the end of July 2014.
Singer's next 2014 Concert is at Christmas time, on Saturday
20th December in the Village Hall.
first of the cheque presentations for the charity funds raised
in 2013 took place on Thursday 5th June at the premises of 'Let
Us Play', a independently funded, local charity suggested by
'Let Us Play' provides sports, arts and play activities together
with outings for children from the Wolverhampton area with special
needs and disabilities. For more details, visit their website
our chairman with choir member, Janet Evans is seen presenting
the cheque for £250 to Claire at their offices in Shaw
- Mike Coope
cheque for £250 is to be presented in the near future to
another local charity, suggested by choir member Richard Buttress.
Sing-a-Long Christmas Concert 2013
Soloist & Chairman
'Sing-a-Long' Christmas Concert was performed in St Chad's
Church, Pattingham on Wednesday 18th December 2013. THANK
YOU ALL FOR A SUCCESSFUL AND ENJOYABLE EVENING !
'Autumn Leaves' Concert...
At our 'Autumn Leaves'
Concert on Saturday 12th October 2013, a total of 24 songs were
performed with solos from many members of the choir, including
'Beautiful Dreamer' by Terry Whitehouse, 'I Dreamed a Dream'
by Barbara Cotton, 'Someone to Watch over Me' by Eileen Woolley,
'The Rose' by Alan Hickman, 'The Last Night of the World' by
Angharad Allingham and Neil Stockall, 'Unforgettable' Piano Styles
by John Fellows and the unforgettable performance on the anvil
by Lol Burgess during the choir's performance of the 'Anvil Chorus'.
The Concert raised over £500 which will be distributed
to local charities.
Thanks to those who supported the event.
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