Many of you will know that the Valentines have been holding online rehearsals via Zoom during the last year due to the pandemic.
We are pleased to announce that physical rehearsals will resume on May 20th with small groups socially distanced, supported for a while by a continuation of our online practice.
We are looking forward to getting back to regular singing together without the need for a ‘mute’ button, and preparing for our next concert.
We already have some provisional concert dates pencilled in so please pop them into your diary. More information about how to obtain tickets will be shared via our website and social media pages nearer the time.
Provisional dates so far:
Saturday 13th November 2021 Kidderminster Town Hall
Saturday 4th December 2021 At Anne’s church Bewdley
Saturday 9th April 2022 Kidderminster Town Hall
We are also opening the choir to new members. If you would like to join us, whether you are new to singing or would like to start singing again, then please get in touch. All our details can be found on our website.
Our choir has decided to join the Wyre Forest Community Lottery.
Wyre Forest Community Lottery is a weekly online lottery. All funds raised go to good causes that benefit the local communities in the area of Wyre Forest.
It is a weekly online lottery. The draw takes place every Saturday night at 8pm. Each ticket costs £1 per week and consists of six numbers. The more numbers you match in a draw the bigger the prize you win. Players choose who their ticket purchase will support. They can either support the Central Fund, funds are then distributed to the local community by a committee, or they can choose a specific good cause to support, one of which is the Kidderminster Valentines which we hope you will choose.
Players are notified by email when they win. To claim their winnings, they log in to the Wyre Forest Community Lottery site and choose to either have the winnings paid directly into their nominated account or donate their winnings back to the good cause.
How does the £1 (each ticket) get spent? 60% from every ticket sold goes directly to good causes, 50p to us and 10p to other causes. The remaining 40p goes towards admin and prize money.
What are the prizes? Matching numbers: You must match the first or last 2-6 numbers in a row to win. Match 6 Prize £25,000 Match 5 Prize £2,000 Match 4 Prize £250 Match 3 Prize £25 Match 2 Prize 3 tickets.
You may wish to buy a ticket yourself or promote to your family and friends in the knowledge you will be supporting the choir.
This is the link to the lottery website and our page on it.
For the safety and well being of our choirs and our wonderful supporters, we feel it is best to cancel our April concert. We send our very best wishes for good health over the coming weeks and look forward to seeing you at a future event.
Tickets already purchased will be refunded in full, please contact your vendor.
After a busy autumn singing for the WI at The Three counties Showground, and at Pershore Abbey with the Alcester Victoria Silver Band we are now on the countdown to the Christmas season.
On Saturday 7th December we will be joining the annual Kemp Hospice Carol Service at Kidderminster Town Hall which starts at 11am, and then we are honoured to once again join our fellow choristers of Kidderminster Male Choir at their annual concert on Saturday 14th December, again at the Town Hall.
We already have concerts planned for 2020 including next Christmas, so pop over to our events page and get the dates in your diary.
Back by popular demand on Saturday 20th July, Kidderminster Town Hall and the Valentines will again host the Alcester Victoria Silver Band in a “Summer Spectacular” featuring music from stage and screen.
The audience who enjoyed the Autumn joint concert last year will certainly not be disappointed with this year’s very varied and exciting new programme, whilst new audience members will undoubtedly enjoy the wonderful atmosphere and songs from shows spanning many eras.
The concert is in support of Kemp Hospice and Pancreatic Cancer UK. Tickets are priced £10 and £12 and are available from Kidderminster Town Hall, Beards Ironmongers in Bridge Street and Judy Morris on 01562 751753. The concert starts at 7:30pm and doors open at 7pm.
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.