Celebrate with us!

Celebrate with us!

Our Autumn Concert is nearly here Saturday 6th November 2021 at 7.30pm Christ Church, Stone ST15 8ZB Arrive at 7.00pm to enable safe entry. We are happy to announce that we will be performing in a ‘proper’ concert again after 18 months of absence. Come and join us to listen to two joyful works of […]
Back to real rehearsals

Back to real rehearsals

We started the new term with a revitalising rehearsal of Vivaldi’s Gloria and Stuart Johnson’s Missa Celebra. Great to see so many members returning in person and some joining us on Zoom. Covid-19 prevention precautions were in place with windows open, spacing of the chairs and mask wearing when not singing.
New Term Plans

New Term Plans

Our new singing year starts on 9th September 2021 with rehearsals back at Manor Hill First School. We are looking forward to being back at our usual rehearsal space after 18 months of Zoom and several sessions at The Barn. Time 7.15 for 7.30 until 9.00pm We will be rehearsing for the next concert and […]
Singing at the Barn, The Crossing, Stone

Singing at the Barn, The Crossing, Stone

We have had two rehearsals at the Barn and started our preparations for our next concert. We are able to have more than 6 people singing together as we are rehearsing for a ticketed concert. It has been great to be back together and to sing in person rather than on our own at home. […]
Summer singing plans and BBQ

Summer singing plans and BBQ

With the approach of Covid restrictions easing we are planning some sessions of live singing together. These are planned to take place at The Crossing, Station Approach, Stone, ST15 8ER. We will have use of the Barn which is a large space suitable for social distancing and has good ventilation. As the first time of […]
Online singing

Online singing

Online singing is going strong We continue to sing!New members are welcome!If you are interested in joining us please contact our membership secretary on info@stonechoral.org.uk or our Musical Director Harriet Johnson on johnson.harriet@gmail.com who sends us the links to the Zoom rehearsals. It is a year since we started to sing via weekly Zoom rehearsals. Technology has not beaten […]
Free Singing for Health Workshop

Free Singing for Health Workshop

Free Workshop on Sunday 31st January 2021 1.30pm to 4.00pm held on Zoom Register your interest by emailing johnson.harriet@gmail.com Explore the benefits of singing for your health and wellbeing both physical and mental by joining this free workshop on Zoom. Led by Harriet Johnson who has a special interest in the benefits of singing and […]
Fundraising

Fundraising

Our usual social fundraising events are not possible this autumn but we can help to boost our choir’s funds by clicking on the Amazon Smile box whenever we order from Amazon then choosing to donate to Stone Choral Society. As a charity Stone Choral Society will be donated a small percentage of your purchase from […]
Getting into online rehearsals

Getting into online rehearsals

We have been joining each other weekly from our homes for singing with the help of Harriet’s direction. We have all learned more about technology, about hearing our own voices relatively unaided by other singers. Harriet has introduced us to solfa and the Curwen hand signs to aid us with the solfa method. Whether we […]
Our choir during restrictions

Our choir during restrictions

Harriet held the first online choir singing session on 26th March 2020. It wasn’t the same as our usual rehearsals – no Jenny to play the piano, no coffee break and no sheet music. However there were over 20 of us on the private Stone Choral Society Members Facebook page. Harriet went live, helped us […]