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the rehearsal on Wednesday 20th October 2010, Ann Hawkins, a
member of our choir for many years, celebrated her 90th birthday.
She was presented with a special birthday card, in which was
the musical score for a unique version of 'Congratulations',
specially composed for Ann by our Musical Director, John Fellows.
The choir sang this to Ann, this performance being recorded on
the choir's new Zoom recorder. The audio file will be available
for download shortly. Many, many congratulations, Ann.
|We win 'Grassroots' grant...
the last rehearsal on Wednesday 22nd September 2010, our Chairman,
Alan Hickman announced that he had been successful in gaining
a grant of £2100 from the Staffordshire Community Foundation
under the 'Grassroots Grants' scheme. This will be used for a
professional audio recorder to be used in practices and concerts,
together with kitting the choir with a uniform. The design has
been decided and includes a red jacket for the ladies, worn with
a black camisole and the CHAD Singer's scarf, whilst the men
now have red ties and bows, which will worn with diner suits
for special occassions.
| New Sponsorship for
We are extremely grateful
to the Dudley Building Society who have agreed to sponsor
the choir for a further 12 months. This sponsorship helps us
to defray some of the choir's running costs, so that more funds
can be dedicated to our chosen charity.
Serenade' Concert... another success !!!
another tremendous performance ! Well done to all Choir members
for a successful Concert and thanks to Chris Lyon and all her
helpers for a well organised event.
The amount made for our charity, the Midlands Air Ambulance will
be in the region of £860.
|Christmas Concert 2009
The CHAD Singers presented
a CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2009 in aid of the Midlands Air Ambulance
on Wednesday December 16th in St. Chad's Church, Pattingham.
Ninety minutes of new
repertoire of Christmas songs including for the first time, the
melodious 'Night of Miracles' Christmas Cantata with organist
and guest singers, plus 'Carols for all' with a selection of
choral pieces and well-known Christmas carols including a half-time
interval for mince pies and mulled wine.
The Concert was a complete success with a full church of around
220 people and over £900 raised for our chosen charity,
Midlands Air Ambulance.
Carol singing outside Pattingham shops
On Saturday 19th December,
some of the choir members gathered outside the Pattingham Shops
to sing Christmas songs and carols to local shoppers, whose generosity
raised a further £167 for our charity.
On Friday 11th December, the choir was invited to sing carols
to those attending the Christmas Dinner in the Village Hall at
Claverley. Singing began at 9.00pm and continued for approximately
45 minutes. A cheque for £150 was presented to John Fellows,
our Musical Director to further aid our charity.
of £1223 raised...
The result of these three Christmas events meant that the choir
had raised £1223 for the Midlands Air Ambulance.
Presentation for RDA...
Thursday 12th November 2009 several members of the choir visited
the stables near Pattingham where Alan Hickman, our Chairman,
presented a cheque for £1747.31 to the children who benefit
from the RDA. This impressive sum had been raised by the choir
at their Christmas and St George's Concerts during 2008/9.
The chosen charity was RDA, the riding for the disabled association
which provides opportunities for people with disabilities to
enjoy a safe, healthy, therapeutic and recreational sport, using
| New Sponsorship for
We are extremely grateful
to the Dudley Building Society who have agreed to sponsor
the choir for 12 months. This sponsorship helps us to defray
some of the choir's running costs, so that more funds can be
dedicated to our chosen charity.
|Two St George's Concerts...
Brewood on 18th April...
first St George's Concert this year, was held in St Mary's and
St Chad's Church in Brewood on Saturday 18th April 2009.
We had been requested to perform this concert to help raise money
for their Organ Appeal.
Church was full and the audience enjoyed a first half which consisted
of four songs form 'Merrie England', together with the ladies
singing a specially arranged version of 'In an English Country
Garden'. After a reading of a poignant poem by Joan Fellows,
the men performed a medley of World War 1 songs... a popular
item in the repertoire.Thanks go to all those who were involved
in this concert.
|...followed by Pattingham
on 25th April
Choir performed the same concert on Saturday 25th April, but
this time in the Pattingham Village Hall.
Mike Richards was again our Master of Ceremonies and did an excellent
job, informing the audience of some of the background to the
songs being performed, all with a subtle touch of humour.
After the interval, during which a Cheese and Wine Supper was
served, the 'Last Night of the Proms' finale was performed with
lots of audience participation, waving their flags whilst singing
to the stirring patriotic music.
Over £1000 was raised for this year's charity from the
sales of tickets, the raffle, programmes and song sheets plus
the bar, and we thank everyone for their kind generosity and
all their help in staging these successful fund-raising concerts.
After the interval, Matt Ward (centre), the Marketing Manager
of the Dudley Building Society, presented a cheque for £500
to John Fellows, our Musical Director (left) and Alan Hickman,
our Chairman (right). This is for a sponsorship of the choir
for a year and will help to offset some of the running costs
of the choir, such as hire of the rehearsal room each fortnight
and some of the new music sheets.
We are extremely grateful to the Society for their kind generosity
and will promote their name at all choir performances.
About RDA, our charity
After the interval, Sylvia gave an insight of what the RDA does
for the handicapped. She gave a moving account of how the association
benefitted a local child and explained afterwards that she could
have recalled countless similar stories that would have taken
most of the evening to tell. Thank you Sylvia.
To find out more about the
Association, visit their webiste at www.riding-for-disabled.org.uk
Concert at Pattingham Club
Saturday 28th February 2009, the choir performed a concert for
the members at the Pattingham WM Club of music from the Shows,
popular songs and an audience 'Sing-along'.
members of the choir performed the Concert to an audience of
around 60 and a generous sum was raised for the choir's fund.
It's likely that this event will be repeated in the future.
Christmas Concert for 2008
Concert on 17th December 2008 held in St Chad's Church in Pattingham
was another success, raising more for this year's charity, RDA
- Riding for the Disabled.
The church was full with over 200 people and a representative
from RDA gave a short talk of how the charity helps many disabled
people in so many ways. The large audience enjoyed the concert
and the mince pies and mulled wine served during the interval.
Thanks to all those who were involved in this very successful
Our sponsors were... Sainsburys - Pickwick Ovens
With the money raised at this event, together with the that collected
on Saturday morning on the 20th December, when the choir sang
carols and Christmas songs outside the Pattingham Shops for an
hour and a half, a total approaching £1000
was raised for this year's charity.
Adding this with the amount raised at the Christmas Concert in
Claverley means that to date a total of approximately £1150
has been placed in the RDA Charity account.
Carols and Songs at Claverley
At 9.00pm on Friday 12th December
2009, the CHAD Singers performed an hour long concert of Christmas
Carols and Songs in the Village Hall in Claverley to help raise
funds for the Hall.
To an audience of approximately 90, who had all enjoyed a Christmas
meal, a mixture of well-known carols, popular songs and choral
pieces was performed by 37 members of the choir.
The performance obviously went
well as the Choir was presented with a cheque for £150
for their charity, which this year is the Riding for the Disabled
An encore was also requested, so for a second time the rousing
'We wish you a Merry Christmas' was performed.
The Master of Ceremonies for
the night and also our Chairman, Alan Hickman, thanked the Claverley
audience for their invitation to sing in their Village Hall and
the kind contribution to our 2009 charity.
charity for 2009
chosen charity for 2009 is RDA, The Riding for the Disabled
Association (Tettenhall Group) who provide opportunities
for people with disabilities to enjoy a safe, healthy, therapeutic
and recreational sport, using horses.
to Wolverhampton Multi-Care
The 'Thank You' letter
received from the Chairman of Wolverhamton Multi-Handicap Care
and Relief Service.
Tuesday 5th August 2008, a group of The Chad Singers visited
the home of Wolverhampton Multi-Care in Hilton Street, when our
Chairman, Alan Hickman presented a cheque for £1776.41.
This represented the year's dedication of the choir to raise
funds for the charity and was achieved by the choir's Christmas
Concert and Carol singing, plus the very successful and popular
'Last Night of the Proms' Concert held in Pattingham Village
Hall in April 2008.
We thank Mary and her colleagues for making us so welcome to
the home and for providing excellent unexpected refreshments.
We hope that this contribution will ease the large costs of running
the home and wish all involved in its operation, our very best
wishes for the future.
|'Last Night of the Proms' Concert -
Another £1000 raised...
night !!! Saturday 26th April 2008 saw another spectacularly
successful CHAD Singers Concert on a 'Last Night of the Proms'
With a choir some 40 strong, the evening was introduced by our
Master of Ceremonies, Mr. Mike Richards, who in resplendent attire
started in true 'Music Hall' tradition giving the details of
the first half of the concert which was a musical tour of the
British Isles. With some audience participation, we visited Ireland
with 'Danny Boy', 'Cockles and Mussels, 'Phil the Fluter' performed
by three 'Irish' singers and a musical distraction with Paddie
Owen's Band with their performances on penny whistles, drums
and various accompanying sounds of a vintage car horn, whistle
and sliding whistle. Scotland was visited with 'Loch Lomond',
'Mull of Kintyre' and 'The Skye Boat Song'. Back to England with
performances of 'Ilkley Moot Baht 'at', 'In a English country
garden' (sung by the Ladies), 'Scarborough Fair, and 'Rose of
England'. Wales was not left out with 'All through the night',
and a 'Medley of Welsh favourites' performed by the men of the
choir, with some sung in Welsh !
After a Cheese and Wine Supper interval, the concert resumed
with the ceremony of placing a wreath on the bust of Sir Henry
We then enjoyed an energetic 30 minutes of 'Last Night of the
Proms' with everyone joining in the festivities singing with
full voices and lots of flag waving. The evening ended with 'God
save the Queen' and 'Auld Lang Syne'.
Just over £1000 was raised for our charity of Wolverhampton
Multi-Care, which will be added to the sum of £725 raised
at Christmas. We were pleased to have Mary Gittings from Wolverhampton
Multi-Care in the audience who gave a short address outlining
how the charity operates in helping those who care for the severely
We would like to thank sincerely all of those who helped in any
way to make this event most enjoyable and successful.
your DVD video disk...
A video taken by Janet Bramall has now been edited and is available
on DVD disk at a cost of £4, which will be donated to our
charity. Contact Mike Coope (700973) for your copy of this memorable
info & photos >>
entertainment for your special golfing event...
different ! Its funny !
Its all about golf ! - Its for charity !
looking for an entertainment package for your Presentation Dinner,
Party, Corporate or any other Golfing occasion ? Look no further
is a new golf cabaret performed by the male voices of the CHAD
SINGERS of Pattingham.
It is a varied, fast-moving, light-hearted entertainment lasting
approximately 30 to 45 minutes. It is packed with quotes, jokes,
sketches and songs exploring the world of golf - bits of this
and that from tee to green ! Total bunkers, bogeys and other
All we ask in payment is a donation or collection for one of
our chosen charities.
Like to know more
? then call John Fellows on 01902 700542
an information sheet, click here... )
| Christmas 2007... £725 raised
Concert on 19th December 2007 held in St Chad's Church in Pattingham
was a success raising some £515 for this year's charity,
Wolverhampton Multi-Care. The church was packed with over 200
people and Mary Gittings gave a short talk of what Multi-Care
was about and its future plans. The large audience enjoyed the
concert and the mince pies and mulled wine served during the
interval. Thanks to all those who were involved in this very
Our sponsors were...
Muras Baker Jones Chartered Accountants, Asda, Pickwick Ovens
the following Saturday, the 22nd December, we performed Christmas
carols outside the Pattingham Shops. Despite the cold, damp weather,
we collected £205 over the two hours of singing, which
again will go to our 2008 charity, Wolverhampton Multi-Care.
We were joined by a young Flautist who performed 'Away in a manger'.
Priest-in-charge at St. Chad's Church in Pattingham, John Daimond,
retired at the end of December 2007 and to mark this, the Churchwardens
organised a 'Farewell and Thank You Lunch' in the Village hall
at 12.00 noon on Sunday 30th December.
Over 200 villagers attended and the CHAD Singers gave a special
performance of three songs including a specially written version
of 'A whiter shade of pale' to mark the occasion.
We are recruiting for more members, particularly MEN...
Enjoy the singing whilst raising money for charity. Interested?
Call John on 01902 700542