Some of you may remember that on Saturday 12th May we enjoyed a great concert in church by the Brewood Singers with their Musical Director, David Brookes, who has been in that post since January 1978 and their accompanist, Margaret Simpson. We are pleased to tell you that they will be entertaining us again on Tuesday 11th December with their Christmas programme. Tickets are now available from Donald (either in Church after the service or by emailing/telephoning him to book tickets). See poster lower down.
The Brewood Singers are a mixed choral group, formed in 1973 by local people who were interested in singing as a hobby. Now they are a popular Midlands choir known for their repertoire of light songs (better described as classic pops), show and film music, traditional (some religious) and Christmas music. The variety of their repertoire has enabled them to perform many different types of concerts throughout the region at a variety of venues.
The Singers pride themselves on producing enjoyable and varied programmes, either on their own or with other musicians and performers. In recent years the group has increased the number of concerts they have performed and are happy to sing at a variety of venues both large and small. The Singers continue to perform at a variety of churches, village halls and larger venues, etc. They regularly perform in Brewood Parish Church, and have often invited guests to join them. In the past the Singers have performed with a variety of groups and artists from the UK and abroad. If you wish to know anything else, please have a look at their website. www.brewoodsingers.co.uk
David Brookes, Musical Director of Brewood Singers is, also, the Choirmaster and Organist at Polesworth Abbey. He has extended an invitation to us to visit the Abbey if we are in the Tamworth/Polesworth area where we will receive a warm welcome. The Abbey is open to visitors from 11 am to 3 pm each day except Mondays. (You may also get a cup of tea or coffee!)
The Abbey Church of St Editha is in Polesworth which is a large village in North Warwickshire near Tamworth. The Abbey was founded in the 9th century by St Modwena and King Egbert. The first abbess was Edgytha (daughter of King Egbert) now known as St Editha; the present church is named after her.