Gallery from Groby Sings Under the Stars
The new season has started:
The adult choir restarted on February 23rd 2022 . The children have been singing since April 27th 2022. Please note we now sing on Wednesdays. singers and update this site should this happen.
Singers are welcome to join in with this season at whatever point they wish to.
Who conducts the choir?
The new Musical Director is Simon Lubkowski.
Please visit https://youtu.be/9ATB5cgCl14 to view Simon's introduction to the choir.
Guidelines for this season as per Groby Sings Risk Assessment.
Health: You are requested to NOT ATTEND if you are feeling unwell at all or have any symptoms of any illness. This is out of respect for the health of your fellow singers, volunteers, musical director and yourself. Many of our singers are vulnerable to infection.
Venue and travel: The Groby Club, Leicester Rd, Groby, Leicester LE6 0DJ There is limited parking. Please consider walking. Do not park at the Library or Village Hall. Beware of parking restrictions in the local roads.
Adult arrival times: 1.15pm for the afternoon and 7.15pm for the evening. Please do not arrive early.
Rehearsal times: 1.30 to 3.00pm and 7.30 to 9.00pm.
Registration: All attendees will need to register as they enter the rehearsal room. Please try to socially distance whilst waiting to register.
Children aged 7 and above are welcome to arrive from 3.15pm. They will be signed in in the rehearsal room. Parents and carers are welcome to stay in the rehearsal room or to leave their child when they have been fully registered.
Donations: It will cost about £2 per adult and £1.50 per child per week for us to run Groby Sings. There will be the opportunity for you to donate this sum on arrival. If you donated a lump sum payment for the season which started in February 2020, do not feel that you need to donate the full amount again for this season but any support you are able to give is appreciated. You are welcome to attend without making a donation - we are a registered charity open to all to attend regardless of payments received.
Words Booklets: We are singing the songs that were planned for the second half of “Groby Sings On the Road” and a few new 'road' songs too. Please bring your words booklet if you still have it. If you do not have the booklet, words will be provided to you. There is no concert planned for the end of this season but we are gathering all the choir to sing to Helen on June 29th. We are singing for fun rather than performance.
Seating and Numbers: Chairs will be set out by volunteers in advance and are more spaced out than in previous seasons. Please do not move them other than to sit closer to friends or family if you wish. We can accommodate everyone who wishes to sing.
Ventilation: The room has very limited ventilation. Please dress warmly as the window will be opened for fresh air.
Breaks and refreshments: There will be a short comfort break of about 10/15 minutes in the middle of each rehearsal to allow for ventilation, purchase of drinks and toilet use.
The urn will be set up.
Cake will be supplied thanks to kind offers by our singers.
You can buy drinks and food items from the bar.
You may bring a bottle of water from home for your own use.
There is a ‘creche area’ where young children are welcome to play or nap at all our rehearsals in the care of their accompanying responsible adult.
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 - is restarting 'Groby Sings On the Road Again' featuring songs from Simon and Garfunkel and other travelling hits.
Performances: We are gathering to sing as a single choir on June 29th from 7pm. Venue TBC. Previous Groby Singers please contact us if you wish to attend to see Helen.
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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