Worth sharing: a choir leader has contacted me to say they have listened to the Fusion Choir on YouTube singing the Mingulay Boat Song and loved it and they have requested professional permission to use the arrangement. It states on Youtube, Harmonies and arrangement by Marie O’Brien. Interesting…new territory!

THANK YOU FROM BARBARA: Thankyou everyone for the beautiful flowers you all sent me. I’m so lucky to have such love and support from a wonderful choir. Thinking of you all today and when I’m stronger I will be back . XX ❤️❤️ Barbara

Our lovely Barbara Bowes (alto) and her husband John said goodbye and headed off to warmer climates in their camper van. They do this every year and Barbara returns to choir. They were in Spain en route to Portugal, stopped, went walking and John collapsed very suddenly and died. Barbara our hearts, thoughts, love & prayers are with you at this sad time. Maggie, (alto & Barbara’s sister) our love goes out to you too. We are here for you. xxxx
Flowers and a card have been sent to Barbara from the choir. Barbara has said a huge thank you. see above. X

  • Various choir are travelling
  • Anne and Ruth are in Australia
  • Patricia is in Oregon to visit her daughter
  • Jan was on a Caribbean cruise and returned home with shingles and wheezy bronchitis Get well soon
  • Christine was heading off to Fuentaventura for three weeks but was ill so had to cancel her holiday. Lovely to see you on Friday and we hope you heal well
  • Carol, alto, is having surgery to her knee and will be away until feeling fit to return – hope it goes well
  • Kay Duggan is recovering from pneumonia and will return in the spring – heal well
  • Kit has a cold virus – get well soon
  • Ruth Holyer is with family as her father is unwell
  • Welcome to our fabulous choir for a new year of singing
  • Welcome to our new singers – relax and enjoy
  • Heal well all choir who had illness, accidents and surgery but still came along to sing on Friday. Great to see you
  • Thanks to the tea rota girls and boys for nourishing and refreshing the choir
  • What a great start to 2020
  • A cheque for £950 was sent to each of our four Christmas concert charities: SVP, Gold, Friends of the Family, Rose Road
  • Caroline and the committee are now receiving the Christmas Concert Charity nominations – see above, no 1 green box