Here is a photo of the raffle preparations for the concert.
Thanks Margaret for sorting out these splendid Christmas raffle hampers!! All over your living room floor, and ready to deposit into the hampers. There are also some furry slippers and a bottle of whiskey.
I took this rather blurred picture of some of the items all donated by our lovely choir members for this once in a lifetime raffle at the concert in aid of Cancer research.
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.
More mp3 learning samples for the Christmas Concert can be found on the member“s page.
We met as usual. A good turn out!
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.
Just to confirm.
Pieces for 13th October concert at Moor Lane Methodist Church. Meet at Church at 1:15pm for a 1:30 pm start.
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/And when the Saints
Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey
You‘ll never walk alone
What a wonderful world
The sound of silence
The Lord bless you and keep you
Well done yesterday!! It was a small but beautiful rehearsal.
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!!
I am sure we are all looking forward to learning the new pieces, especially the Rutter, in harmony, which sounded fabulous on our first reading if it.
Our concert for the 60th Anniversary at Moor Lane Methodist Church, Crosby, will be ....
UPDATE.... at approximately 13:30PM.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
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.
The songs we will sing at the next rehearsal on 19th March will be
Hallelujah (with harmony where written)
Summertime (with harmony where written)
Any dream will do
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.
12th March rehearsal
We will be rehearsing BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, HALLELUJAH, SUMMERTIME and DANNY BOY.
Please see the Members‘ area for more information.
After the wonderful singing last week, we are looking forward to the rehearsal on Tuesday at 130pm. We will be singing SOMEWHERE, I DREAMED A DREAM and HALLELUJAH, and maybe BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER.
NEWSLETTER 24TH FEBRUARY 2019
We are all looking forward to the next rehearsal on 26th February.
The pieces we will be singing this week will be Summertime, Somewhere, I Dreamed a Dream, Danny Boy, and again I’d like to teach the World to sing, time allowing.
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!!
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!!
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
In the 8 rehearsals the pieces we will cover will include
Any dream will do Lloyd-Webber
I’d like to teach the world to sing
Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
Somewhere Leonard Bernstein
I dreamed a dream Les Misérables
Summertime 1934 Gershwin
Close every door to me Lloyd-Webber
Bridge over troubled water Simon and Garfunkel
Singing in the rain The 1952 Film
Lullaby of Broadway 1935
Follow the yellow brick road 1939 Wizard of Oz
The music/words will be provided for the first rehearsal which will include Any dream will do, I’d like to teach the world to sing, Hallelujah.
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.
We will be singing the following pieces at the first session on the 19th February.
I’d like to teach the world to sing. Composer. Backer, Davis, Cook, Greenaway.
Any dream will do. Composer. Andrew Lloyd-Webber
Hallelujah Composer. Leonard Cohen.
An arrangement of this can be found here