2021 - February

I hope everyone is keeping well and staying safe. It's been a long time since our last news update. Most information is now passed on via our Facebook page as it's much quicker and easier to update Facebook than to update a website.

As you will have realised, the current situation with covid-19 means  that we are unable to meet face to face for rehearsals, so last October's show, the Christmas concert and all the Christmas activities we usually do, were cancelled. This was very disappointing, but necessary. Some of us have been meeting up once a week, over the internet, using Zoom, where we have a natter and a sing song, but it's not the same as meeting at the Baptist Church, because the technology is not yet good enough to enable us to sing together. It's not ideal, but it keeps us sane!

 

We are hopeful that the situation will improve in time for us to be able to put on a show this October, but we will not know until much later in the year and we will endeavour to keep you all better informed this year.

 

Last year, our charity was Railway Children. We were able to donate £2000.00 to them. Although we couldn't meet up face to face to present the cheque, we have put together a short video, which includes a message from Katie Mason at Railway Children. This video can be seen at 

https://www.facebook.com/CBSingers/videos/701727624066201/

Alternatively, if you don't use Facebook, it's also available on YouTube at 

https://youtu.be/Jezg1Olj93s

 

Due to the restrictions in place last year, we have been unable to raise much funds for our new charity, which is Seeds of Hope, based in Kingshurt. A few of us did sing in some of our own roads over the Christmas period and raised a few pounds, but nothing compared to what we would normally have raised over this time. With this in mind, we have decided to carry on raising funds for Seeds of Hope throughout 2021 as well. Details of what Seeds of Hope do can be found at 

http://seeds-of-hope-kingshurst.btck.co.uk/

 

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of long time member Frank Harding. Frank's first show with Singers was in the 2000 show, Music, Music, Music. He left us after our 2015 show, Circle of Life, when he moved out of the area, only to return for our 2018 show, PRISM. Frank loved to sing and was always the gentleman. He will be missed.

Frank's family have set up a Just Giving page to raise money in his memory. All donations will be given to Seeds of Hope, in Kingshurst. Frank lived most of his life in this area and his family are keen to give something back to the community he lived in.

If you feel that you would like to give something in memory of Frank, please follow the link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/frank-harding?utm_term=aGMVq2WQm

 

2016 - November - Christmas Concert

Castle Bromwich Singers are pleased to announce our first ever Christmas Concert on Tuesday 13th December at 19:30 at Castle Bromwich Baptist Church. Further details on the Diary Dates page.

 

 

2016 - Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund

Castle Bromwich Singers would like to thank Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund for the grant of £2500.00, received to help fund our microphones and portable amplifier.

 

 

 

2013 - Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund

Castle Bromwich Singers would like to thank Birmingham Airport Community Trust Fund for the grant of £2000.00, received to help fund our new sound equipment.

 

2012 - Birmingham Mail Wish Campaign

Castle Bromwich Singers  have been accepted onto the Birmingham Mail’s Wish List for 2012. This means that we are guaranteed a share of £25,000.00 along with all the other not for profit groups that have been accepted, (212 in total). The amount we get will depend on how many Birmingham Mail Wish tokens we can collect and the hope is that we will receive enough to contribute towards the cost of producing next year’s show, so that we can maximise the amount we are able to give to next year’s charity. We also need some specialist choir microphones that we can use at our annual shows at Arden Hall.

UPDATE: 24/01/2013 Castle Bromwich Singers have received £115.34 from the Birmingham Mail Wish fund. Many thanks to everyone who collected tokens for us, and of course to the Birmingham Mail.

We rehearse every Tuesday from 19:30 until 22:00

Castle Bromwich Baptist Church

Timberley Lane, Shard End,

Birmingham,

B34 7HU

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