Today was the choirs last rehearsal at Henderson Avenue after 6 years of rehearsing there. Many talented choristers have graced it’s doors and much music making has been enjoyed by all. However, one thing about life that is certain is change. And it’s exciting to think about Scunthorpe Cooperative Junior Choir - the New Year - and the New Venue. There’s much in store for SCJC and it’s amazing training choirs with more wonderful singing to be done, new faces to welcome and new music to learn! As the whole team of volunteer parents pack up mountains of music, instruments, puppets, props, uniform and a very large stage piano! We are all excited about the year ahead for SCJC with a jam packed program of concerts and even singing at the Edinburgh Fringe.
The Main Choir events for the next two terms
Our first concert will be on Saturday, March 12th at Ashby Wesley Methodist Church, Scunthorpe (6.30pm start). Closely followed by a joint concert with Leeds Vocal Movement (a talented group of young adult singers also lead by our maestro, Charles Rhodes) in the Heart of Leeds City Centre at St George’s Church, Leeds, on April 16th. Back on home turf on May 14th, the choir will working with the special Shower Singers in Scunthorpe, then later that month on May 27th they will be singing at Scunthorpe Music Festival. June 18th takes the choir to the coast, heading to St John’s Burlington, in seaside town Bridlington. July again brings us back to one of SCJC’s favourite venues, Baths Hall, Scunthorpe, on July 7th with our annual leavers concert finally on July 9th at Melior Academy. August 19th to 23rd with see the main choir travel to the Edinburgh Fringe. An amazing opportunity for our choristers but also dare we say Edinburgh. SCJC is a special choir (a former choir of the year in 2008) who we are sure will do themselves proud over the border in Scotland.
The Music Folders
The music for 2016 is varied, challenging, exciting, from Jazz to Classical, Folk to Music Theatre. Audiences will be listening to Duke Ellington and Bernstein, Eric Whitacre to Chilcott. From TV themes ‘I need a Hero’ to the charming ‘Alice’ by Sarah Quartel. There really is something for everyone.
So do come and welcome in 2016 with SCJC by either joining us, or watching us, supporting us or simply talking about us. SCJC is a 93 year Scunthorpe tradition that in 2016 will continue to work hard to grow from strength to strength.