News

Registration are now closed!

Registrations have now closed for Sing for Water North 2017. All places are filled (and that includes us having released more places!) Thank you to everyone for your support.
If you want to go on a waiting list, please contact us.
If you discover that you can no longer come – please let us know so that we can let those who are on the waiting list have your place.
We look forward to seeing you on the 10 June, for those people who have registered, all the information you need about arrangements for the day are available in the Singers’ Area!

Sing for Water has raised £1 million for WaterAid!

WaterAidA message from WaterAid UK:

“Talk about reaching the high notes!

After 15 years of wonderful music, Sing for Water events around the UK have raised over £1 million for WaterAid [and we have it on good authority that it was Sing for Water North’s latest contribution that pushed it over the £1 million mark!]

Thank you so much to all of the amazing organisers who make the events happen, and to all the choirs that have sung their hearts out for taps and toilets!”

If you would like to take part in a Sing for Water Event, of course we would recommend that you register to take part in Sing for Water North but you can also find out about the other events happening around the country by clicking here.

Registrations are now open!

register_now_button3We are pleased to announce that registrations are now open for Sing for Water North 2017 which will be taking place on 10th June in Accrington, space is limited this year and therefore we would urge you to register as quickly as possible if you would like to take part!
You can register to take part by clicking here.
Please note that, as last year, MD’s/choir contacts are not responsible for registering their choir or choir members – each individual singer (including the MD) will be responsible for their own registration, for both the event and the rehearsals.
Please spread the word amongst choir members and singing friends.  In particular, please print out and distribute a hard copy of the information pack to singers without internet access.
We are looking forward to singing with you on another great day and to raising yet more money for a very deserving charity!

Sing for Water 2017 – Save the date!

Sing for Water North will be happening in 2017!!

Sing for Water North this year will be happening in Accrington on Saturday 10 June from 10.00 til 4.00 (venue tbc)

All the lovely ingredients will be there – Jules Gibb, Olwyn Pearce and Janet Swan teaching 4 beautiful songs (that will also be available to your choirs before hand). There will also be the usual busking in the centre of Accrington at the end of the afternoon.

Please come along and support this small but perfectly formed version of our great North West effort. We look forward to seeing you there!

Further details and registration information will be available soon, watch this space!

Remembering Irene

As you may already know, Irene Crow sadly passed away last month after a short illness.  Irene was one of the original members of Picturehouse Choir and was instrumental in setting up Sing for Water North, she went on to become an official speaker for WaterAid, giving talks at several of our rehearsals.

Irene’s family have set up a justgiving page to raise money for WaterAid in her memory, if you would like to contribute, please click here

 

Wow! What an eventful day!

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What an eventful day!  If you have not seen our earlier post, for the first time in Sing for Water North history, the weather was stereo-typically Mancunian and we got properly wet during our dress rehearsal!

Fortunately, the weather cheered up sufficiently for our performance to go ahead as scheduled and there are already some videos on Youtube.  Our very generous audience put over £900 in our collection buckets, our best collection yet, thank you!  This means that we have raised over £7,800 so far this year and over £33,200 since 2011 enough to change the lives of 2210 people!  Well done everybody!

Thanks to the wonderful Jacqui and Olwyn, our MD’s and, of course, to all the other people whose various contributions helped to make today as successful as it was; if anyone knows who got us all out of the torrential rain and in to the Town Hall, please let us know!

Our justgiving page will remain open for the rest of 2016, let’s see how much more we can raise!  Because we were all busy singing, if you or your friends/family took any pictures or video of our dress rehearsal we would be really grateful if you could either let us have a copy, or let us know where we can find them if they are already on the Internet.

 

We’re sheltering from the rain!

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We were getting rather wet in Albert Square so someone in the Town Hall has taken pity on us and we are now continuing our rehearsal in the corridors of The Town Hall. We hope to perform in Albert Square later, as advertised, but any changes will communicatated as best we can!