The Ambler

Amble's Community Newspaper: News & events from Amble in Northumberland – The Kindliest Port.

Harbour Lights

Northumberland’s unique song company 20,000 Voices, has lots of projects planned for the next few months – moving through spring into summer.

Harbour Lights – the Amble Community Singers are moving from strength to strength with their director Flora Peden-Smith. Although still small in number, they have already performed in Amble and further afield. (see below). They meet on Thursdays during term time until 14 July. Rehearsals are in the Parish Hall, Dovecote Street from 7.30 – 9.30pm. Singers of all abilities and new members are always welcome, no experience necessary.

Our Midsummer Summer Sing on Saturday 25 June is an opportunity for people to come together to sing for a day.  It doesn’t matter what your previous singing experience is – absolute beginner or really experienced, there is bound to be something you will enjoy in this relaxed, informal singing day.  Eleanor Mooney, who led our 2010 Midsummer Sing, will teach lots of enjoyable, accessible songs – from slow reflective melodies to lively upbeat numbers. Flora will also be teaching a couple of songs during the day.  The venue is Lynemouth Resource Centre and the day runs from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.  The cost of attending is £20 / £18 concessions.  Please contact us if you would like to come, but cannot afford the fee; we might be able to help.

For more information about Harbour Lights, The Midsummer Sing or 20,000 Voices please telephone 01670 852445 or email info@20000voices.org, or visit our website www.20000voices.org

 

Something old, something new

This was an informal concert put on by St. Mark’s URC church as a fundraiser for themselves and the Air Ambulance.

A variety of local talent was cajoled into entertaining a good crowd on Saturday 5th March.

The proceedings opened with the first local performance of the Amble Community Choir, now known as The Harbour Lights, and then there were offerings from members of St. Mark’s, George Hall, Sue Swanston and her sister Dinah, Tom and Ann Dawson and the minister Alison Mills. Young pupils of Isobel Morrison, Edwin, Olivia, Lexi, Beatrice and Emily showed us their musical talent on piano, clarinet, flute and harp. Carol and John Bird and Paul added some blues and pop into the mix. As well as thoroughly enjoying themselves the audience managed to raise £350 for the Air Ambulance and £103 for St. Marks.
 
Vivienne Dalgliesh

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