• Events,  News

    Thanksgiving 2021

    As you probably know, Valerie, our MD, hails from New York. She hasn’t been back to see her family and friends in three years, although she stays in touch with everyone via video links, but it’s not quite the same, especially when it comes to Thanksgiving. Many of us had never been to a Thanksgiving dinner, so Valerie planned one for November 2020, only to be thwarted by more restrictions when another Covid wave swept through Spain. So, this year, she was determined to make it happen and it was planned with meticulous precision, right down to her Grandmother’s cranberry sauce recipe, ably assisted by the wonderful staff at Peaky…

  • Community,  Events,  News

    Radio Gaga!

    We were excited to be interviewed by presenter, Victor, from Radio Onda Regional. He had heard us singing the week before, while he was having a meeting at Las Claras, and asked to meet us. The following week, he returned and we did a live interview on the radio. Conchita was the star of the day – she’s an absolute natural and definitely missed her calling! We had a lot of fun and we will be invited to sing at the radio station as soon as restrictions allow. Here are some memories from that day. Listen to the interview:

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  • News,  Uncategorized

    It’s Been a While!

    After eighteen long months of online coaching and safely-distanced, masked rehearsals, Spangles performed in public for the first time at La Torre Golf Resort in Roldan, Murcia. “It was the best feeling ever to stand together and make music for an audience again. We have so missed not having public performances and it was thrilling to be back in public. “ said Valerie Lynch, Musical Director. The resort holds a market every Wednesday and Friday evening during July and August, which is attended by approximately 750 people. Spangles sang in a beautiful setting, which allowed them to safely-distance and sing in the open air to an audience of more than…

  • Uncategorized

    We’ve been busy

    We’ve been so lucky to have found a great venue where we can rehearse in safety, complying with all of the regulations, which change on a weekly basis. We had our last rehearsal at the Olympia Pool and Garden Bar in Mil Palmeras last Thursday and we’d like to thank Santi and his team for accommodating our every need. We have our final rehearsal at the Mar Menor Golf Club on Thursday, 8 July, followed by an ‘end-of-term’ lunch at the Genoa Number 6 on The Boulevard, then a few weeks off to relax and enjoy the hot summer days. This also gives us an opportunity to celebrate our bronze…

  • News

    Virtually Spangles

    So, just how is it possible to qualify as a chorus member in these restrictive, pandemic times? Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus has found a solution and four members have proved that it’s possible to learn songs and pass auditions from a distance. When the first lockdown started, Spangles’ management team had to think on its feet to keep everyone engaged and focused. Zoom meetings were fun to keep in touch with each other but, because of latency, it was impossible for everyone to sing together. Luckily, the chorus has a totally dedicated Musical Director in Valerie Lynch, who was willing to give up two days every week to offer individual,…

  • Events,  Recruitment

    Be a Virtual Spangle!

    Bored? Fed up? But love singing? Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus is offering you a golden opportunity to do something about it, despite the restrictions. “The pandemic has thrown up some challenges for us as a chorus, but we’ve risen to them and managed to keep singing” says their American Musical Director, Valerie Lynch; who took over as MD at the start of lockdown in March 2020. Determined not to be beaten by the pandemic, Spangles’ management team devised ways that the chorus could stay together and sing together. Chorus Manager (and tech whizz), Lyn Baines, explains: “We tried Zoom and all those other wonderful online meeting apps, but none would…

  • News

    On the Telly Again!

    We were delighted and honoured to be included in Murcia 7 TV’s Telemaratón Solidario, which collected donations for those in need from all around Murcia. Messages of goodwill came in from all around the region, including our short virtual clip of Riu Riu Chiu and a Christmas greeting in Spanish and English. Here’s our brief moment on TV fame.

  • News

    This is Halloween!

    Our last rehearsal before the borders are closed and it’s almost Halloween, so we had a fun, themed rehearsal. Everyone got into the ‘spirit’ of the occasion and there were some fantastic costumes. Thanks to our Musical Director, Valerie, and the Management Team for making this such a great event.We had a superb lunch and some delicious cupcakes made by cake-maker extraordinaire, Maggie. Here are some memories from the day.