Gallery from Groby Sings Under the Stars
We are singing at home for now at 1.15pm and/or 7.30pm together each Monday. To find the song title for each week please refer to the calendar on this site or to our FaceBook page. They are past Groby Sings hits which feature on our CDs.
When will we re-start rehearsals?
In March 2020, Groby Sings was suspended before the start of the coronavirus lockdown. In coming to that decision, the Management Team and Trustees took into account these factors:
A high proportion of our singers are in the high-risk group, because of age or medical conditions.
Singing is an activity which is particularly likely to spread viruses.
We rehearse in an enclosed space, with minimal ventilation.
It would not be practicable to reduce the risk of infection by socially distancing or wearing a mask.
Soon afterwards, government guidelines and regulations were introduced which meant we had no choice but to stay closed.
The Trustees and Management Team of Groby Sings have monitored the situation through the pandemic and will continue to do so. Not only taking into account the current guidance and regulations, but also our paramount aim to keep all of you safe and well whilst singing at Groby Sings, the choir is not able to restart in October 2021.
Who will conduct the choir when we re-start?
The Management Team are intending to resume rehearsals as soon as it’s safe to do so. The new Musical Director has been announced as Simon Lubkowski.
Please visit https://youtu.be/9ATB5cgCl14 to view Simon's introduction to the choir.
We welcome Simon with enthusiasm and look forward to taking Groby Sings in to the future under his direction.
Groby Sings Management Team
From our first Musical Director
Singing in a community choir like Groby Sings is life transforming and it has been a gift to have been able to stand in front of you all and conduct you every week.
Groby Sings became a hit, such a glorious success, not because of any one of us but because of ALL OF US, everyone who turned up week in, week out and sang our hearts out. Because of all YOU wonderful people listening to your rehearsal CD's and driving your families mad and dressing up in your crazy costumes and arranging all the bears in your house to sing to when we couldn't gather to sing together.
Thank you so much for letting me be part of that. It has been so very special.
My prayer is that Groby Sings will continue long into the future.
That what we started 7 years ago will grow from strength to strength, continuing to touch people’s lives who need some hope and joy. But for that to happen, all you amazing people have got to hold tight until this pandemic is over and Groby Sings resumes. Then you've got to come back so you can finish off what was started last February and perform Groby Sings On The Road and many many more concerts after that.
As I skip off into the sunset of retirement, I need to have something to look forward to and returning to hear Groby Sings perform songs from Calamity Jane is top of my list.
Keep singing everyone. Keep laughing. Most importantly….you know what’s coming…keep eating that delicious cake!
The Fifteenth Season - Currently suspended and under review.
'Groby Sings On the Road' featuring songs from Calamity Jane, Simon and Garfunkel and other travelling hits.
All rehearsals at The Club, Groby on Mondays started on 24th February 2020 and were suspended in March 2020. We look forward to resuming when it is safe to do so.
Performances: the booking for 27th & 28th June 2020 was cancelled.
Groby Sings Under the Stars
Performances were 30th November & 1st December 2019.
Comments from Groby Under the Stars
We acknowledge with gratitude the support received this season from the following sponsors:
Wendie Woo the Smiley Steward
Three Old Friends
The Singing Gardener
Happy Face and the Geeky Scientist
Two Amazing Altos
Six Golden Girls
who have jointly funded the production of our words booklets.
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