Singing workshop with Magenta as part of Moseley Festival (http://www NULL.moseleyfestival NULL.org NULL.uk/)
Following on from the success of last year’s workshop, where around 40 women from the local area and further afield came together to spend a few hours learning a brand new arrangement of ‘Walking on Sunshine’ and then performing it with big smiles on our faces, we are holding another close harmony singing workshop.
If you enjoy singing but do not get much of an opportunity to do so; if you fancy surprising yourself with how much it is possible to achieve in just a few hours, then join us for a Sunday afternoon spent learning, singing and performing a brand new arrangement of a popular song.You do not need any experience, just enthusiasm and a willingness to get stuck in.
Family and friends will be welcome at 4.30pm for the ‘world premiere’ of the new song and a short concert. Finish this year’s Mozfest on a natural high!
When: Sunday 21st July 2013 2.00-5.00pm
Where: Moseley All Services Club, Church Road, Moseley B13 9EA.
Tickets will be £5 on the door for participants (free for audience members joining us at 4.30) . Refreshments are available to buy at the venue. There is some parking available and it is only a short walk from the number 1, 35 and 50 bus routes.
If you have any questions about the workshop or simply want to let us know you are coming, email email@example.com (workshop null@null magentacloseharmony NULL.com) or keep an eye on our web pages: you might even let us know via Facebook (http://facebook NULL.com) if you are planning to join us…..
Julie Benham writes:
Magenta’s tour of Moseley Nursing Homes; Maple Dean, Oaklands and Highbury, on Saturday 18th May, received a warm welcome from residents and staff. In the comfort and familiar setting of their cosy lounges, our audience were seated and able to watch and listen to our performance of songs through the decades, such as God Only Knows and Mr Sandman, and more recent songs, Walking on Sunshine, Shine and Sway. Residents and staff were the first to experience our new arrangement of Take Another Little Piece of My Heart, and singing Happy Birthday to a couple of residents brought added pleasure too!
Residents enjoying being sung to!
It was a real joy for us to see smiles emerging and twinkles in the eyes of our gentle appreciative audience as we sang to them and a great opportunity for us to spend time chatting together afterwards listening to their memories that our performance had stirred.
This was most definitely a rewarding and uplifting experience for everyone.
We were delighted to perform for brides-to-be at My Happy Ever After (http://http://myhappyeverafter NULL.co NULL.uk/location/birmingham/) Wedding Fayre at the Holiday Inn, M6 J7 on Sunday 21st April. Upping the romance factor with Happy Together and Mr Sandman, we entertained the crowds with our infectious enthusiasm. Looking stylish in our wedding attire, we showed that we can co-ordinate to any wedding!
Magenta's wedding style
We enjoyed being part of the lovely atmosphere at the fayre.
In between performing our wedding favourites such as If You’re Not The One, Somebody To Love and God Only Knows, we sampled some of the delicious cakes and canapes. Although not too many so that we remained in fine voice to offer a ‘wonderful performance’.
We hope that all visitors found something exciting for their special day, and we’re looking forward to being part of some very smart weddings.
‘You all look so happy!’ as one bride-to-be commented. Well – weddings, romance and singing… what’s not to like?
Are you the kind of person who likes to bring smiles to people’s faces? Does your heart lift with song? Do you have the gumption to attempt things you thought impossible, and laugh when you succeed?
If so, you could be one of the people destined to join Magenta’s happy ranks.
We have a few vacancies for new singers to join us from the start of June, and will be delighted to invite potential applicants to a taster evening on Monday 13th May. This will give you a chance to meet the choir, get a feel for our working methods, and discover whether our style of music-making and personal challenge will light you up.
If you would like to come along, please contact Kate Panagamuwa firstname.lastname@example.org (kate null@null magentacloseharmony NULL.com) to book a place and learn more about the application process.
And if you know someone who you think would suit us, please pass this post on to them!
Helen Ring writes:
On Saturday 2nd March, Magenta took part in Dudley Music Festival in the Adult Choirs Section allocated to close harmony/acapella and we are delighted to say that we were winners of the Simpson Trophy.
We sang three songs – ‘Sway’, ‘God Only Knows’ and ‘Somebody to Love’. Our preparation for this event had been well planned and rehearsed and it is a testament all our hard work that throughout our performances, the adjudicator and audience were totally engaged and smiling – a lot!
We had great feedback from the adjudicator, Philip Dewhurst, who complimented us on how well we connected with each other and the audience. He also loved the arrangements (well done Liz!) , the crunchy chords which close harmony singing brings and the sense of anticipation which we conveyed so well.
Congratulations also to our fellow competitors – Spectrum Singers from Stourbridge and Severn Harmony from Telford.