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Singing Day 31st August 2019

Why not join us for a day of singing and fun under the instruction of Alison Bletcher. Singers fromThe Dovedale Singers and The Lawrence Singers will ensure that there is a good nucleas of more experienced singers but be assured the instruction and content will be excellent whatever your level of experience.

Singing Day
Saturday August 31st from 10.00 to 16.00
at Marple United Reformed Church, Hibbert Lane, Marple SK6 7NN
Here is a great opportunity to meet other singers, improve your singing skills and share fine music in a relaxed atmosphere.

We welcome Alison Bletcher as our Leader.


10.00 - 10.30    Arrivals and Tea/Coffee

10.30 - 12.30   First Singing Session

12.30 - 13.30   Lunch Break (drinks provided)

13.30 - 15.30   Second Singing Session

15.30 - 16.00 “Concert” (sing through items learned to an audience of family, friends)

A number of pieces (see below) from a variety of genre will be used during the day these will serve to illustrate techniques that the singer might employ to improve the end result.

Locus Iste (Bruckner); Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart); The Long Day Closes (Sullivan); Moon River (Simmons); Every Time I feel the Spirit (Trad); Dick’s Maggott (Trad); Gloria (Vivaldi).

Enquiries and Bookings to David Jenkins   0161 449 0280   

There is £10 charge to cover costs – Pay ahead of time or on the day.

Drinks will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

Leader for the day: Alison Bletcher

Alison gained an honours degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London with singing and recorder as a joint first study. She also studied trumpet and piano. In recent years Alison returned to education and achieved an MA in music performing (singing) at Salford University. Since leaving the Academy, Alison has had a varied and full performing career. As a singer she has sung as the contralto soloist in numerous oratorios, taken leading roles in operas including Carmen, been the guest soloist with a large number of choirs and performed in many recitals. Alison also plays in recorder recitals and has been a regular performer as a trumpet and cornet player in different orchestras and brass bands.

As well as performing, Alison also greatly enjoys teaching. She teaches singing, recorder, piano and brass, and her pupils have received great success in examinations and competitions. Quite a few pupils have continued to read music at universities or music conservatoires.

Alison has conducted various choirs and brass bands in the past and is greatly enjoying her post as MD with the Ladybrook Singers and more recently also with the Chapel Male Voice Choir.