A "Singing for Fun" group was started two years ago. "Wenning Voices"meets every Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Church.
It has proved very popular so why don't you come along...people with all singing abilities will be made very welcome!
The group recently celebrated their second "birthday" with an open evening when family & friends were invited to join the usual meeting, enjoying a "Jacob's join" of refreshments.
If you want further information about the group, please contact Lucy Leather on 015242 62828.
On August 12th 2017, the group attended the River Roeburn Remembrance & Restoration Festival held at Backsbottom Farm in Roeburndale, a few miles south of Lower Tatham Church,
Rod Everett, a member of the group, mentioned earlier in the summer that he was arranging a festival to celebrate and remember the 50 years since the Wray Flood, which occurred on August 8th 1967. In particular, he wished to recognise the work achieved in the intervening years in flood and water management on the river Roeburn.
He suggested that Wenning Voices could have a part to play in the festival and could become river singers for a day.
So plans were made, and on a glorious Sunday in summer, we found our way down the steep sided & stunning valley side to the river Roeburn, glistening under the summer sun. Many members of the community had already gathered on the banks to engage with the river through poetry, story telling, sculpture & art and to experience the river's mystery with fascination & awe.
Wenning Voices joined them through song: "Rhythm of Life", "Now all the woods are waking", "Siyahamba" & "Dona nobis pacem". A tricky challenge to sing outdoors and to compete to be heard over the rush of the water; but, with Lucy's enthusiasm and encouragement, we did become river singers and the audience seemed to appreciate the sound we made.
Below are thumbnails of some photographs of the group in action at the festival. Please click on the individual thumbnails to see the photographs in an enlarged form.
In December 2016, the group performed "Carols round the Christmas Tree" on the Green in Wennington, which was a great success & enjoyed by one and all. Thank you very much indeed for your contribution. Whether it was assembling and/or taking down the gazebos, the lights, the electrics, the making and serving of the mince pies, the warming and serving of the mulled wine or just singing your heart out, all came together to make a memorable evening. And for those "Wenning Voices" amongst us, a Christmas meal par excellence at the Bridge afterwards. Thank you to Rita for organising this.
A special thank you, of course, to Lucy. Without her guidance, enthusiasm and convinction , all this would have not been possible...