2017 has been a year of great change for Elmbridge Ladies Choir.
When in January we started learning new songs for our repertoire, looking forward to performing them at the ‘Razzle Dazzle’ concert in June, little did we know that the concert would be Dale’s last as our Musical Director as she was returning to the USA in July. The concert was fantastic but very emotional as we said our goodbyes to Dale. However, we were also delighted to introduce our new MD, Chris Parker, who left the ranks of the Sopranos to take up her new role.
After a wonderful farewell party for Dale, we started to prepare new songs and old to perform at Walton Xcel Leisure Complex at their 'Active Every Day' event. This was Chris’s first official outing as Musical Director and the first outing for our brand new eye-catching sail flag!
The event also served as a warm up for Chris to lead the choir on tour in Malta, where forty of our ladies sang their hearts out in churches, cathedrals and the streets and open stage of Valletta! We shared the Malta experience with Elmbridge Choir and Vox Mundi, and as new friendships were formed we laughed until we ached!
The joy was shared with friends and family at home as we recalled some of these songs at our festive concert in December.
Finally, we held a ‘Bring a Friend to Choir’ evening, where some 16 friends joined us for some seasonal singing, some of whom we are hoping have been inspired to join us, which is wonderful!
And so we look forward to 2018 with more music and friendship, and learning new songs to share at our next concert. Keep an eye on our website and on our Facebook page for concert details. A very Healthy, Happy and Musical New Year to you all!