Wonderful Women in Wollaston
Friday March 8th is International Women’s Day and to mark it a musical celebration of wonderful women will be held at St. James’ Church in Wollaston at 7.30 pm. Taking part are: Ayaki Davies (Piano), Hannah McFarland (Soprano) and the Grace Notes presenting a varied programme of music, mostly composed by women.
All are welcome and tickets may be purchased in advance (£8 – call 01299 825621) or on the door (£10). All proceeds to CAMFED -a charity offering educational to girls in impoverished communities around the world.
Congratulations to everyone for all the hard work learning words and music, that resulted in our receiving first prize in our class at Dudley Music Festival on Saturday 2nd March. Big thanks also to Jane and Morfudd, we are truly excited about the result especially after last years competition was called off due to the snow.
Some of our ladies joined the massed choir and brass bands at the Royal Albert Hall earlier this month for the final Cancer Research UK Festival of Brass and Voices. Over 1500 voices raised the roof of the RAH for this spectacular event.
Last Saturday the choir were joined on stage for their Autumn concert by Alcester Victoria Silver Band for a fabulous evening of music from Stage and Screen.
As we head into the Autumn season and with Christmas fast approaching the Valentines are working away on some new items to add to the repertoire for the upcoming concerts.
We are excited to be planning our concert with Alcester Silver Band on November 17th with a theme of music from films including some joint items from the band and choir. The concert will be at Kidderminster Town Hall and we are expecting a capacity audience so get your tickets now or be disappointed!
As usual we are out and about over the Christmas season and this year we will be starting the festive season at Wolverley Memorial Hall on December 1st. Keep an eye on our events page for more details.
Our latest Friends of the Kidderminster Valentines Newsletter is available here so take a look and feel free to share with your friends.
We hope to see you at a concert soon!
The Valentines held their annual concert at Kidderminster Town Hall on April 28th, celebrating their 30th anniversary. Their guests were the Kidderminster Male Choir who were responsible for bringing the first group of ladies together to form the choir, being originally made up of wives and girlfriends of the male choir.
A varied programme of music was enjoyed by the capacity audience, culminating in a piece of music especially written for the event by Valentines Principle Accompanist Morfudd Sinclair called Just Keep Believing.
The Valentines are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a concert at Kidderminster Town Hall at 7.30 on Saturday 28th April where they will be joined by their male counterparts The Kidderminster Male Choir.
A mixed repertoire is guaranteed from both choirs, culminating in a piece written by the Valentines principle accompanist Morfudd Sinclair especially for the concert called Just Keep Believing which will be sung by both choirs.
Tickets are still available from the Town Hall, choir members and the usual outlets.
We are celebrating our thirtieth birthday this February and we are excited to be celebrating with a variety of concerts with friends old and new. Take a look at our Events page for more information.
To start the celebrations we had a post rehearsal get together with cake drink and nibbles, here are a few of our celebratory photos.
On Saturday 14th October we will be welcoming Huntington Male Voice Choir to Trinity Methodist Church for our Autumn concert. Tickets are £7.50 and can be purchased via the contact us page on the website or on the door. The concert starts at 7.30.
The Valentines are heading over the border to Wales to join forces once again with the Phoenix Choir of Wales for a special joint concert on Saturday night.
The two choirs have sung together twice before, on our summer tour to Swansea two summers ago and then the guys visited us for a concert out at Alverley.
Both Choirs are introducing new pieces into the concert repertoire, and we are sure the concert will be well supported on Saturday night.