Events in 2014

On this page you will find records of all of the events that have been performed by the choir in 2014.

To see events in 2013 that we took part in, click Here


Date:  14th June 2014

Event:  Wedding of Sally Boucher and Major Greg Henson

Location:  St. Aldhelms Cherch, Bishopstrow

Review:

On a beautiful June afternoon, the choir were asked to both support the hymns and add something special to the signing of the register for Miss Sally Boucher and Major Greg Henson. It was an honour to support the happy couple in their special day.

Songs sung as follows;

Supporting the congregation

  • Love Divine
  • Make me a Channel of your Peace
  • Jerusalem

During the signing of the register

  • You Raise Me Up
  • For the beauty of the Earth

Written By:  Mike Read

Feedback from the Bride and Groom: "To Warminster Community Choir, 29th June 2014. We would like to thank you so much for performing at our wedding a couple of weeks ago. Having you there made such a difference to the atmosphere of the event and the pieces you performed during the signing of the register were fantastic. We would also like to thank Harriet and Jo for all the advise you gave us on the run up to the day - we needed all the help we could get!. Thank you once again for all your efforts and for making the day such a success. Best Wishes -Sally and Greg


Date:  19th July 2014

Event:  Warminster Brass Band Summer Concert

Location:  Christchurch, Warminster

Review:

The choir were invited as special guests of Warminster Brass band for their summer concert at Christchurch. The band opened with 5 well known pieces - Colonel Bogey, A Whole New World, Beyond the Sea, I Dreamed a Dream and Cruella De Vil. After these were well received, the choir sang their 20 minute showtunes medley. This concluded the first half. Refreshments were served and a raffle was available in the interval. In the second half, the brass band started with Thunderbirds, followed by Can You Feel the Love Tonight and The Floral Dance. Then a series of solos were performed by members of the choir, followed by the climax with both the band and choir playing together.
Altogether a very special evening for all involved.

Showtunes Medley

  • Oklahoma
  • King of the swingers
  • Sit down you’re rockin’ the boat (Soloist – Jim)
  • Never walk alone
  • Lion sleeps tonight
  • Any dream will do
  • Lonely goatherd (Soloists – Hannah, Cathy and Brian)
  • We will rock you
  • Some enchanted evening
  • Deadwood stage

Solos

  • What is this Feeling (Jo and Pam)
  • For Good (Jo and Pam)
  • The Sound of Music (Jo, supported by Hannah, Heather and Cathy)
  • The Girl in 14G (Pam)
  • The Music of the Night (Jim)

Choir Only

  • Oom Pah Pah
  • supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

With the Band

  • Do You Hear the People Sing
  • Chitty Bang Bang Medley

Written By:  Mike Read

Feedback from Joanna:  TBW

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Date:  26th July 2014

Event:  Annual Busk

Location: 3 Horseshoes Mall, Warminster

Review:

The Choir held their annual busk in Warminster 3 Horsehoes Mall on 26th July 2014. Between 11:30 and 12:30 a selection of favourite sings from the World War one era were performed along with some patriotic songs and poems from that era. The event was opened by Chris Turner of ACTs theatre school playing the trumpet bugle call. For the next hour, the ever massing crowd were treated to the likes of Daisy Daisy, There'll always be an England, My old Man and many other favourites. Interspersed throughout the hour were 5 readings of poems written by those who experienced the Great War. In the run up to the event, choir member, Jean Holden wrote to local MP, Dr Andrew Murrison explaining about the event and asking him if he would be able to come along. Dr Murrison took time out of his busy new schedule and stayed for a while, and also said a few words of support and thanks to the people of Warminster for supporting this event. Apart from taking part in the nationwide recognition of those who fought in the war, the event was also raising funds for SSAFA. Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen And Families Association). Warminster Community Choir Treasurer Mike Read says "We hope that all who came along in support enjoyed themselves and we would like to thank them for helping us raise money for this worthy cause. The total amount raised over the hour was £170.20. We as a choir would also like to publicly thank the Warminster Fudge Trust, Warminster Council and Area Board for their financial support in the procurement of our new public address system, without this, we would be restricted by the performances that we can undertake as a community choir". Two further solo pieces that warrant special mention are the folk inspired rendition of Amazing Grace by Suzie Gilmore and the recognition of the contribution of Australia to the war by an animated rendition of Waltzing Matilda in full by Leslie Rocker. The show was completed with crowd pleasing renditions of Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory and the music was closed by a pitch perfect “Last Post”, again by Chris Turner. Warminster Community Choir musical director Joanna Turner finally closed the event thanking all present including audience, collectors, Witham House Designs (who were kind to let us use their electricity supply for free) and invited everyone back next year for the 2015 busk. The whole event was recorded and is available to view on your computer. Go to Warminster Community Choirs website for details on how to view the event.

WW1 Medley

  • Land of hope and glory
  • You are my sunshine
  • A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
  • Poem “Anthem for Doomed Youth” read by Jean H & Abi W
  • White cliffs of Dover
  • We’ll meet again (Soloist- Jim)
  • Jerusalem
  • Poem “Remember Me” read by Nancy Green
  • Keep the home fires burning
  • Amazing Grace (Soloist – Suzie)
  • Poem “The Dead” read by Lesley Harper
  • Land of hope and glory
  • Daisy Daisy
  • It’s a long way to Tipperary
  • Poem “The Photograph” read by Leslie Rocker
  • Over there
  • Lile Marlene
  • Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
  • Poem “Irish Airman” read by Anne Sutheran
  • My old man said follow the van
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • Jerusalem
  • Poem “Everyone Sang” read by Joanna
  • There will always be an England
  • Land of hope and glory

Written By:  Mike Read

Feedback from Joanna:  TBW

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Date:  7th September 2014

Event:  Warminster Carnival Fun Day

Location: Town Park, Warminster

Review:

The Choir sang at the Warminster Carnival fun day event on Sunday 7th September 2014. 13:00 to 13:30. The first 15 minutes were a selection of show tunes, followed by 15 minutes of WW classics.

Setlist

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • Deadwood Stage
  • Oklahoma
  • King of the Swingers
  • Let it go (From Frozen)
  • Mamma Mia
  • White Cliffs of Dover
  • We’ll Meet Again
  • Daisy Daisy
  • Lile Marlene
  • Over There
  • Keep the Home Fires Burning
  • Land of Hope and Glory

Written By:  Mike Read

Feedback from Joanna:  TBW

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Date:  10th November 2014

Event:  Singalongathon

Location: St. Johns School Hall

Review:

On Monday 10th November, Warminster Community Choir held a "Singalongathon". What is a singalongathon you may ask? Back in 2012 to support Children in Need, the choir held a sponsored carolathon with our members only, where we sang the first and last verses of a collection of carols (27 in total) in an hour and raised £170. This time we would open this to the people of Warminster to join us and instead of just singing carols, we would mostly sing classic songs such as Mamma Mia, Daydream Believer, Oklahoma etc. All monies raised would go towards Children in Need. The format was simple, around 45 mins singing, where everyone (not just choir members) could join in, then around 20 mins break for a glass of wine and nibbles, followed by a further 45 minutes of singing.

The event raised £353 for Children in Need

Setlist

  • Too many to mention

Written By:  Mike Read

Feedback from Joanna:  TBW

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Date:  22nd November 2014

Event:  Carols in the Community

Location: Sutton Veny Nursing Home

Review:

A congregation of the choir sang Christmas Carols for the residents of Sutton Veny Nursing Home, then joined them for snacks and drinks.

Setlist

  • Regular Christmas Carols

Written By:  Mike Read



Date:  29th November 2014

Event:  Turning on the Christmas Lights

Location: On the back of a trailor in the middle of the High street

Review:

The full choir sang Christmas Carols for the town as part of the turning on of the Warminster Christmas lights.

Setlist

  • Regular Christmas Carols

Written By:  Mike Read



Date:  6th December 2014

Event:  Christmas Cracker Concert

Location: Kingdown Main School Hall

Review:

Kingdown main school hall was full of the sounds of Christmas as Warminster Community Choir held their Christmas Cracker event there during the afternoon of Saturday 6th December. The two hour show comprised music and dance. The Choir sang lots of classic Christmas pieces and invited the audience to join in by using the large Kingdown display screens that displayed all the words. Little Jems Dance School and Little Cuckoos Pre school sang lovely versions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Baa Baa Black Sheep and were also involved in We Three Kings helped along by the very talented local ballerina Alicia Smith. Also joining the Choir during the second half were Warminster's ACTS Theatre School, who sang the Disney classic "Let it Go" and a rather special impromptu version of the Slade classic "I wish it could be Christmas every day". Warminster Community Choirs Musical Director Joanna Turner said "We decided this year not to go with an evening event, but to try do a more community focussed event by holding our concert n the afternoon, where mums and young children could come along and also some of the elderly who may not wish to go to an evening event". "The aims of the Choir are to raise money for charity and support the local community and with this event, we felt that we did just that" said Mike Read, Treasurer. "The refreshments stall was run by the Little Cuckoos Pre school which raised £96.20 towards purchase of musical instruments for them and the entry and raffle donations were in aid of the Prostate Cancer UK charity raising just over £320.00. We would like to thank all those who supported us and these worthy causes especially the volunteers from the newly formed local Prostate Cancer support group and wish them all a very merry Christmas" Warminster Community Choir will be concluding their Christmas events with support to the Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra at their concert at the Minster on Saturday 13th December, a concert for Henford House Care Home and a final midday Christmas Busk in the Three Horseshoes Mall on Saturday 20th December.

Setlist

  • To be Written

Written By:  Mike Read

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Date:  13th December 2014

Event:  Warminster Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concert

Location: Minster Church

Review:

The Choir were asked to join the Philharmonic Orchestra in their 10th anniversary concert at Minster Church.

Setlist

  • To be Written

Written By:  Mike Read


Date:  17th December 2014

Event:  Carols in the Community

Location: Henford House Old Peoples home

Review:

A congregation of the choir sang Christmas Carols for the residents of Henford House Old Folks Home, then joined them for snacks and drinks.

Setlist

  • Various Classic Christmas Carols

Written By:  Mike Read


Date:  20th December 2014

Event:  Carols in the Community

Location: Three Horseshoes Mall

Review:

To be written

Setlist

  • Various Classic Christmas Carols

Written By:  Mike Read