17 SEPTEMBER

A visit to Birchdale Methodist Church to teach a singing lesson today. The set-up was very reassuring.

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Back from holidays.

I hope you all had a wonderful summer. Major Tonic Choir is starting rehearsals again on 8th September. This will be online for now, but we have plans to meet in person too. I will write with details this week and the songs we will be doing. Please spread the word so that we get a good turn out.

 

SUMMER BREAK

We had a very enjoyable end-of-term online Zoom session with poetry readings, joke telling, and soloists singing and instrumentalists playing. And of course our group choir singing.

Have a great summer and see you on 8th September, either online or at the hall, depending on developments.

 

Our FUN LOCKDOWN SONGS have been chosen by you.

Here in order of votes but not the order on day. We hope to sing most of them.

18. Que sera sera

29. You Raise Me Up

4. The Way we Were

5. Bridge over troubled Water

6. I will survive

8. I dreamed a dream.

22. Oh what a beautiful morning.

There will be all sorts of entertainments. Singers, orators, comedians. Please let me know at the start of the session if you are still on for doing a party piece.

FUN LOCKDOWN SONGS PARTY 14th JULY

We will sing from the songs we have sung over the past few months of lockdown! Please let me know your 5 choices.

1. Chanson D‘Amour. Manhattan Transfer.

2. Yesterday. Beetles.

3. Close to you. The Carpenters.

4. The Way we Were

5. Bridge over troubled Water

6. I will survive

7. I'm still standing

8. I dreamed a dream.

9. A spoon full of Sugar.

10. Close to You

11. Release me.

12. Can‘t help falling in love.

13. When I“m 64.

14. My favourite things.

15. We‘ll meet again.

16. With a little help from my friends Beatles

17. Come Landlord fill the flowing bowl.

18. Que sera sera

19. What a Wonderful World.

20. Don't Cry For Me Argentina

21. Waterloo

22. Oh what a beautiful morning.

23. Heal the World. Michael Jackson.

24. Love letters straight from you Heart.

25. I will follow him

26. Let it be.

27. Can“t help falling in Love

28. The Minstrel Boy. 3 verses

29. Secret Garden - You Raise Me Up

30. "Love Is In The Air"

16TH JUNE

Sailing.

The Lord is my shepherd.

Hallelujah.

The Lord Bless you and keep you.

 Danny Boy.

 Let it be.

Can‘t help falling in Love

The Minstrel Boy. 

MAY 26TH

We will be rehearsing and singing:

Lion King.

Greensleeves.

What shall we do with the drunken sailor.  

Ferry Cross the Mersey.

Love letters straight from your Heart.

I will follow him

APRIL 14TH

Songs we will sing this Tuesday.

I‘d like to teach the world to sing.

Circle of Life .

Solitaire.

Michelle.

Silence is Golden.

Summertime.

PS All singers are welcome this week, as the new buymeacoffee system might take a while to work out (more about this in the member‘s area).

NOTES ON ZOOM REHEARSALS.

It has taken a while to get used to Zoom. The time lag is annoying, but we all seem to enjoy the weekly meetings. It is nice to keep the choir going and do some singing and keep in touch (more on this in the member‘s area).

MARCH 20TH 2020

We will go virtual from tomorrow on Zoom.

MARCH 18th 2020

The rehearsal today 18th March is cancelled and forthwith until further notice. Please keep in touch and support each other through these difficult times.

December 2019

Here is a photo of the raffle preparations for the Christmas concert.

There are also some furry slippers and a bottle of whiskey, donated by our choir members in aid of Cancer research.

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Update 7th November

The rehearsal on Tuesday was fantastic.

The singing of Silent Night was exquisite. The lower voices blended in like a fine silk.

Please see Members area for news on tickets, rehearsals etc.

29th October

We met as usual. A good turn out!

22nd October

A great 2nd rehearsal for the Christmas concert!!

We sang the arrangement of Carol of the Bells with great enthusiasm.

The first 2 rehearsals for the Christmas concert went very well. We held auditions for the solo and reading spots for the concert. It is all shaping up very well and will be great success!!!!

Well done everyone at the concert on 13th October. It was much appreciated by the congregation at Moor Lane Methodist Church.

25th September

Well done yesterday!! It was a small but beautiful rehearsal.

September 2019

MAJOR TONIC started its Autumn rehearsals on 10th September at Birchdale Methodist Church, Waterloo.

It was so lovely to see everyone at the rehearsal today.

What a nice atmosphere. And the singing gets better and better!!

There will be only 5 Tuesday rehearsals before this concert. We will be singing old favourites and Alison and Barry will be doing some duets/solos.

NEWS 12TH AUGUST

MAJOR TONIC will be meeting again for rehearsals on 10th September at Birchdale Methodist Church, Waterloo.

Our concert for the 60th Anniversary at Moor Lane Methodist Church, Crosby, will be on Sunday 13th October at ....

UPDATE.... approximately 13:30PM.

There will be only 5 Tuesday rehearsals before this concert.

There will be a Christmas concert to take place at Birchdale Methodist Church at 7:00 PM on 10th December. Details to follow. There will be 8 Tuesday rehearsals before this concert.

We are looking for new members, especially tenors and baritones, so please spread the good news.

20 July

What a fantastic concert at Green Heys!

We had a great time, and sang very well indeed. The audience joined in when asked and they seemed to have had a fantastic time themselves.

The concert was our last meeting before the summer break.

Please keep looking at the website for news.

We will post the date when we will be meeting again in September, on the website and on facebook.

17TH JULY

The singing was really good yesterday. Well done all! The program is demanding yet satisfying to sing.

The concert will be such fun, and we are all looking forward to it.

ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONCERT : 20TH JULY 1:30PM - 2:00PM : GREEH HEYS CARE HOME

Meet : at the home front entrance at 1:15pm.

Dress : summer casual smart.

Music : in folders in order please.

We will be singing under a canopy in the garden at the back of the building.

The rehearsal this Tuesday will be our last before the summer break. We will post the date when we will be meeting again in September, on the website and on facebook.

We will sing all the songs through, as we did last week. The Summertime sounded great, giving an atmospheric backing to what will be a spectacular newly arranged duet from Barry and Alison.

JULY 10TH

What an enjoyable rehearsal on Tuesday! Even though numbers were down-it‘s the holiday season- we sang lustily. We sang through everything-14 or more songs.

Next week the pieces for the concert will be rehearsed in order as listed on the members’ page, with notes as to how they will go.

Spread the word about the 20th July concert at the Summer Fair at Green Heys at 1:30pm to 2:00pm as it will be sizzling!!

EYES AND TEETH!!!

MAY12TH

Well done singing at our first concert on 7th May. It was most enjoyable, and went down well.

Take a look in the members‘ area at some excerpts from the concert on May 7th at Green Heys!

APRIL 28TH

Hoping you all had a lovely Easter break.

Major Tonic returns to singing this Tuesday the 30th April at 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

We will be singing though all the songs for the concert at Green Heys on 7th May.

Major Tonic sessions will be continued from 14th May, with new songs being rehearsed. More voice parts will be introduced with harmony.

Some other news......members look at the members area.

4TH APRIL

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE ON 30TH APRIL.

THERE WILL BE NO REHEARSALS ON 9TH, 16TH, 23RD APRIL. SEFTON COUNCIL EVENTS LISTING HAS BEEN INFORMED, BUT THE LISTING HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED ON THEIR SITE.

13th March 2019

The choir is sounding great. We did some harmonies yesterday, and it went well. Learning tracks are now in the members‘ area.

At the start of the rehearsal we will hear from Green Heys about the concert for residents there on 7th May. A limit of 20 singers will be made, and a sign-up list will be made available on a first-come-first-basis for those who would like to sing.

NEWSLETTER 24TH FEBRUARY 2019

We are all looking forward to the next rehearsal on 26th February.

The sound of the choir was very good at the last rehearsal, and everybody enjoyed themselves, which is our main aim. We will be taking the choir to Green Heys Care Home on 7th May, but also are planning a bigger concert at a bigger venue, to be decided.

Folders will be issued on Tuesday. These will cost a pound. The logo of Major Tonic will be put onto these, and is being designed. The folders will be the property of the singer.

Looking forward to singing with you on Tuesday!!

19th February

More than 3 times than we expected, turned up!!

What a fantastic sound. Really loved to listen to everyone sing.

Everyone enjoyed themselves. Can‘t wait to get to the next rehearsal!!

9th February

The rehearsals for the first concert on 7th May at 130pm will take place on the following dates.

February 19th, 26th

March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

April 2nd, 30th (dress rehearsal)

(note there will be no rehearsals over the Easter break, ie 9th, 16th, 23rd April).

All rehearsals for the concert will be on Tuesday afternoons 1. 30pm to 3pm at Birchdale Road Methodist Church, 2A Birchdale Road,  Waterloo, L22 9QX

It will not be necessary to read music. The pieces are well know, and will be gone through for us to learn in unison.

The first concert on 7th May at 130pm will be at a local care home, venue to be confirmed soon.

Spread the word, as we want a good turn out!!!

8th February 2019

Getting excited to be starting rehearsals  in less than 2 weeks.