Spangles Ladiesā Harmony Chorus love to get into the festive spirit in the lead up to Christmas and this year has been exceptional for the ladies, who have been raising charity funds in several venues.
āThis has been our busiest year yet for requests to sing at peoples Christmas celebrationsā said Wendy Grant, Chorus Musical Director.
The holiday season started with three events ā the first at the Spanglish Bar in Balsicas, with the ladies helping turn on the Christmas lights. This was swiftly followed by a Christmas Fair at the Palm Lounge in Cabo de Palos, raising money for a local animal rescue charity. Two days later, they were singing their hearts out at the Cruz Azul animal charityās Christmas Fair at the Bulevar Oasis in Los AlcĆ”zares.
Spangles held their traditional Christmas Concert at the town hall in Los AlcĆ”zares on 9 December and were delighted to help Crescendo Choir raise a staggering 975ā¬ for Age Concern at a concert in Torrevieja the following day.
āOur favourite venue was yet to comeā commented Lyn Baines, Co-Chorus Manager. āWe were delighted to sing for the residents and staff of the Residencia Lozar in Pozo Aledo. They always give us a warm welcome and itās a pleasure to sing for them each year.ā
But it wasnāt over! From Pozo Aledo, Spangles went on to sing a private ladiesā lunch in Sucina!
After a short Christmas break and with many still visiting family, a small group of Spangles chorus members entered a carol competition featuring local traditional choirs and bands. This was organised by the AsociaciĆ³n Cultural BahĆa TraĆĆ±a.
āIt was an honour to be offered the opportunity to demonstrate the barbershop style of singing to a new Spanish audienceā remarked Wendy āAnd we were delighted with third place in our first non-barbershop contest.ā
2017 looks like being another busy year for Spangles who will be straight back into rehearsals at Las Claras, Los Narejos, Los AlcĆ”zares in January, as they get ready to compete in the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singersā (SABS) national chorus contest in April. They will also be representing SABS at the European contest in the UK in October.
Are you looking for a New Year resolution? Want to meet new people? Sing a bit? Fancy joining this champion chorus? Spangles always welcomes new members and itās a great way to make new friends, so why not visit when they rehearse at Las Claras from 12 January onwards? The group meet every Thursday from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.
To find out how to join or to book Spangles for an event Email us: Spangles Chorus
Memories from our 2016 Christmas season: