Category Archives: news

Back in the Secular Hall!

A note for those planning to come to our next rehearsal: this Wednesday (the 20th of November) we will be back in the Secular Hall as usual, after several weeks of being kindly hosted by the Exchange Bar. We’re looking forward to seeing the place in its new refurbished state!

Sing to Breathe Easy – a COPD choir in Leicester

1-3 pm on Tuesdays in the school term starting 21st May 2013.
St James the Greater Church Hall, London Road, opposite Victoria Park, Leicester LE1 INE.
Easy to get to by bus – Inner Circular 10, 11 or 31, 31A, 44,44A from town.

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January Newsletter

Click here for the latest version of our choir newsletter. Many thanks to Veronica, as always!

September newsletter

The choir newsletter for September 2012, lovingly crafted by Veronica, can be downloaded here.

Preparing for Bury

After a pretty busy few months, we have a bit of a lull now until our performance at the National Street Choirs Festival in Bury in July (except those of us who are organising or singing in Leicester Sing for Water!). We had a great time singing at the CND/Amnesty event at The Red Tent, and are now looking forward to polishing our repertoire for Bury!

City of Sanctuary May Fair

On Saturday the 5th of May, Leicester City of Sanctuary (with Refugee Action) will be holding a fair at the Quaker Meeting House on Queens Rd to raise money to support refugees and asylum seekers in Leicester. There will be food, live music (including us, at 1pm!) and a variety of stalls. It looks like it might not actually be raining, so please come along to show your support!

Saturday 5th May, 11am – 4pm, Quaker Meeting House, Queens Rd.

Supporting striking public sector workers

Today several members of Red Leicester were striking to defend their public sector pensions, and the choir joined in with the Leicester march from High Street to the Athena. We sang in Orton Square as people arrived (as best we could over the fantastic sound of thousands of people and lots of whistles, vuvuzelas and drums!), and then onstage at the end of the rally.

The song ‘Tory Toffs’, which we picked up from Strawberry Thieves at Raise Your Banners last weekend, seemed to go down particularly well with the marchers:

Tory, Tory cuts no thanks, Sir
Nick and David love the bankers
We think they’re a load of… Tory toffs
No ifs no buts no public sector cuts