Perfect English summer

When you think about the perfect English summer a few things come to mind…. concerts in the Park, a visit from the ice-cream man, a long glass of Pimms and of course… a country wedding, or two.

So on the 16th August, Surrey Harmony celebrated not one, but 2 weddings… and sang at both!

Congratulations to our first couple, Jacqui and Adriano who were married at Upwaltham Barns on the Sussex Downs. Bride Jacqui and Mother of the Bride, Jean both sing Bass with Surrey Harmony and neither could resist joining in as the chorus sang during the reception and blessing.

Meanwhile, in Whyteleafe, Hunky Dory sang to guests at the wedding of Naomi and Scott Ollington, Naomi is the daughter of Long time Lead Heather Ridge.

Sunday 28th of September saw Surrey Harmony’s numbers swell as 30 girls and women joined us for our Fame recruitment day!

And wow what a day it was! We started early with warm ups of the vocal and physical variety, and quickly moved on to placing our guests into their parts, Tenor, Lead, Bari and Bass. Parts assigned, it was onto learning the chorus to “Fame” our chosen song for the day. With regular pitstops for Coffee and biscuits, it wasn’t long before we’d mastered the verses, tag and a few “do do dooh’s”as well.

The sound was amazing, everyone picked up the song really quickly and we were ahead of schedule going into our final session “Putting on the Glitz”. It was time for choreo! Jackie had found some moves to really capture those childhood memories jumping off the sofa singing “FAME!”. (Or was that just me then – Ed). At 5.30, friends and family arrived for our final performance. So glad rags at the ready, our guests dazzled their way through, not one but 2 renditions of Fame, as well as a harmony round we had learned early in the day.

Well done everyone for all your hard work and effort at Fame! We hope to see plenty of our Fame day guests back at Wednesday night rehearsals in the coming weeks.

If you missed Fame, it’s not too late to join Surrey Harmony, we always welcome new and prospective members along at our rehearsals…. so why not pop in and you too could be jumping from the sofa with your hands in the air singing “Fame, I’m gonna live forever…..”!


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