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SuperChoir 2018 – A Roaring Success!

Below is an article about the recent hugely successful Devizes Rotary SuperChoir 2018 concert which took place at Dauntsey’s School on 11th July 2018.

The article was written by Carole Berry, SuperChoir Artistic Director.

It was a huge pleasure and privilege to direct SuperChoir 2018 for the Rotary Club of Devizes at Dauntsey’s School last Wednesday. This was the fourth annual event since SuperChoir was launched by composer and musician Simon May and this year 150 children from 6 local primary schools took part.

Congratulations to everyone involved in this incredible production! Massive thanks to all teachers and helpers and especially Devizes Rotary for making it happen, and to our brilliant soloist Jess Foord and accompanist Victoria Warren – you are all stars!

Schools represented:

  • Chirton
  • St Nicholas Bromham
  • Southbroom
  • The Trinity School
  • Urchfont
  • Wansdyke

The young singers were absolutely outstanding, especially as some were appearing on a big stage for the very first time. We opened the show with Katy Perry’s ROAR – and this set the tone for the evening as the packed audience roared back in appreciation!

Soloist Jess Foord is a former member of First Stages and it was wonderful to see and hear her her perform again. She carried the children along with her as they provided an exciting and enthusiastic backing for her performance of This Is Me from The Greatest Showman

I have loved working with these amazing people and especially seeing the children grow in confidence at rehearsals – their faces on stage were fantastic to see – and those gorgeous bright fuchsia-pink t-shirts!! I am so very proud of them all.  Their behaviour on a long hot day was immaculate, their performance onstage to a packed house very professional, and they are a credit to their parents and their schools.

Both Chris and I take away many happy memories of a perfect day which I hope we all share.

Our official photographer, Claire Allen LRPS, is busy editing hundreds of pics for us and these will be sent to the schools as soon as possible.

Thank you all so, so much – and remember, in the words of Simon May’s Leavers’ Song : ‘Au revoir means I’ll see you again’.

Much love,

Carole XX

SUPERCHOIR 2018

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Thanks from the Devizes Foodbank and Alzheimers Support

Below are 2 recent letters of thanks from the Devizes Foodbank and Alzheimers Support:

Alzheimers Support

Devizes Foodbank

Singing at the 2018 DCA Wellbeing Day

Below is a video of the adult choir singing a couple of songs at the Wellbeing Day, followed by them singing together with the children’s choir. Sorry I didn’t manage to get one of the children’s choir singing on their own, but unfortunately I was called away to deal with some issue or other at that time!

Also below are links to an article about the day which appeared in print in this week’s Gazette and Herald, plus a link to a letter sent to the paper by Cllr Judy Rose.

Printed Article

Printed Letter

Best wishes,

Cliff

Devizes Community Area Wellbeing Day is a big hit!

As stated in this week’s Gazette and Herald – click HERE to see the article – the Wellbeing Day, which was held last Saturday (23rd June) and was organised by Devizes Rotary working in partnership with the Devizes Communty Area Wellbeing Group, was a big hit!

Below are some more ‘photos from the day:

A 6am start

Exercise Workshops

Healthcare Exhibitors

Club Exhibitors

Animal Exhibitors!

£3,000 raised for Cannon’s House Children’s Home

The annual Lions-Rotary Golf Day took place as planned on 9th May at the Notrth Wilts Golf Course and raised £3,000 for Cannons House Children’s Home.

The cheque was presented recently to the house by members from both the Lions and Rotary clubs.

The house, which is run by Wiltshire Council, is an eight bedroom home in Belle Vue Road Devizes that provides short-term breaks for young people who have severe learning difficulties and often life limiting conditions.