Title: Irish Blessing Concert
Location: Salon de Plenos, Ayuntamiento de Los Alcázares
Description: A dress rehearsal before we head off to Cork in Ireland where we will compete on the international stage.
All friends, family and supporters are welcome.
Tickets just 5€ each
Start Time: 19:30
End Time: 21:00
Title: Brass and Barbershop Concert
Location: Hotel Costa Narejos, Los Alcázares
Description: We are delighted to be sharing the evening with award-winning Lydbrook Band. This is a free entry concert and all are welcome. Spaces are limited, so come early.
Join us in the bar afterwards for an ‘afterglow’.
Start Time: 20:00
End Time: 21:30
Title: Sing Harmony in a Day
Location: Centro Municipal Las Claras, Calle Helena, Los Narejos, Los Alcazares
Link out: Click here
Love singing but don’t know where to start?
then this free singing course is for you!
Not only will you learn to sing a cappella, you will learn a song with Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus which you will perform to family and friends at the end of the course.
Please contact us before Saturday, 21 May for full details and a registration pack.
Call: 968 334 527 or 968 574 987
for full details
Start Time: 10:30
End Time: 19:15
Well, almost! We were approached by a lovely lady from the UK, called Imani nuHu. She loves life and fashion and is an avid gospel fan. She features choir costumes on her blog, discovered our website and liked what she saw. As a consequence, she has feature Spangles on her blog with photos of our stage costumes, past and present. Click on this link to read more:
Thursday, 31 March saw Spangles arrive in Calpe to sunshine and a lovely sea view, ready to carry out our duties as mic-warmers, door stewards and couriers. The day was jam-packed with hotel check-in, convention registration, sound check at the theatre, rehearsal, dinner and watching a fabulous show with Musical Island Boys and LoveNotes. We then dashed back to the hotel for the opening ceremony and to take part in the Fun Show as ABBACadabra. This show kickstarts the weekend where anyone can take part, but it has to be something to make the audience laugh. It’s a great ice-breaker which was organised and compered by our own Donna Walsh.
Friday was quartet contest day and we were delighted to see three quartets, comprising Spangles members, compete. We were even more delighted to see Shiraz (Mo, Marina, Liz and Madelon) win their first silver medal – wow! Also taking part were Quartz (featuring Phil Molloy) who were awarded the highest scoring mixed quartet medal and Con-Fusion (Wendy, Heather, Linda and Carol) in their splendid red dresses.
The highlight of our weekend had to be singing Pokare Kare Ana with Musical Island Boys on the Saturday show – what an honour! This was followed by a great afterglow and a scratch quartet contest, organised and compered by Donna – we think you missed your calling Donna!
We’re looking forward to 2017 convention in Benalmádena and are already working on our contest songs. Here area few photos from SABS16 – you can find lots more on our gallery page.
Title: A Capella Meets Motown!
Location: Restaurante Asturias, Punta Prima
Description: A Capella from Spangles and Motown from the amazing Barrington – a show not to miss! Tickets Available at Restaurante Asturias or Email: email@example.com
Tel: 650 745 711 or 968 334 527
Start Time: 20:00
End Time: 22:00
Title: Coaching with Jack Pinto
Location: Centro Municipal Las Claras, Los Narejos, Los Alcázares
Description: A wonderful opportunity to be coached by Jack Pinto from the USA. Jack won a quartet gold medal in 2011 with Old School and is Director of Brothers in Harmony Chorus in New Jersey. He has coached quartets and choruses all over the world, but this is his first time coaching in Spain. Exciting!
This is a private coaching session for Spangles members only. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.
Start Time: 10:00
End Time: 17:00
Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus always looks forward to a busy festive season and this year is no exception. We sang at the HaH (Help at Home Mar Menor) Christmas Fair, for AMMA (Alzheimer’s Mar Menor Association) at Iceland in San Javier and, for the first time, for the residents of the Residencia Lozar in Pozo Aledo, where it was a pleasure to see the residents’ faces light up. “The lead up to Christmas is an opportunity for us to give something back to our community and we thoroughly enjoy this time of year“ said Wendy Grant, who has recently taken on the role of Musical Director, after the previous MD returned to live in the UK. A singing member of the chorus since October 2013, Wendy had never directed a chorus before, but she was more than willing to give it a try. She is an accomplished saxophone player and this has held her in good stead when getting to grips with four part harmony. Her debut as Spangles’ new MD came on 3 December at their Christmas Concert, when she acquitted herself with great professionalism and style.
“The chorus is going from strength to strength” commented co-Chorus Manager, Lyn Baines. “We have won the gold medal every time we have competed at the SABS (Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers) convention and we need to keep ahead of the game when other choruses are snapping at our heels. Since winning earlier this year, we have concentrated on improving our sound even more and the hard work has paid off, judging from the great compliments we received from the audience after the show.” Choruses are not allowed to compete the year following their win, so Spangles will be representing Spain in Ireland in October 2016 in the international chorus contest to keep on top of their game. Never resting on their laurels, Spangles will compete in the Spanish national contest again in 2017. The chorus is busy fundraising to cover their travel and accommodation costs and they’re intending to present more concerts during 2016, which will be advertised in the local press, as well on their website: https://www.spangleschorus.com and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpanglesChorus/
Chorus members will be making their way to various locations to spend time with family and friends over Christmas and will return for their first rehearsal of 2016 on 7 January. Visitors are always welcome and, if you fancy a new hobby, why not go along to a rehearsal to find out more? They rehearse at Centro Municipal Las Claras in Los Narejos, Los Alcázares from 10.00 until 13.00 every Thursday.
Here’s a few memories from our 2015 festive season (click on a photo to rotate the images). Apologies for those that are sideways on.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Pozo Aledo Residential Home.[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_img_1051.jpg]290HaH Christmas Fair
[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_img_1082.jpg]240Relaxing at The Arches
[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_chorus1.jpg]310Christmas Concert
Wendy's debut as MD[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_chorus2.jpg]300
[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_q11.jpg]100ConFusion's Debut
[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_q14.jpg]90Liz and Madelon
[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_q15.jpg]90Marina and Mo
[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_boty-awared.jpg]120Sue Higgins BOTY
[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_jane-chapman-awards.jpg]110Jane Chapman Cup
[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_jane-chapman-award-denise.jpg]120Jane Chapman Cup
[img src=http://spangleschorus.com/wp-content/flagallery/christmas-2015/thumbs/thumbs_tony-keen.jpg]120Tony our Riser Man