Hello and Welcome to the Home Page of the Sans Pareil Singers!
The SPS was set up as a Community Choir, by Andrew and Vicki Young in 2009. Its members are from all walks of life and all ages (30's - 80's) with different degrees of expertise in singing.
Singing, we believe is good for the Body and the Soul and we all enjoy our rehearsals which take place each Wednesday night, at All Saints Church, Church Row, Hurworth, starting at 7.30pm. There are no auditions and if you wish to join us you will be made very welcome. Andy says that if you turn up, that is your audition.. and you've passed it! So, come along any Wednesday evening and see what we get up to.
We are a mixed choir and currently have around 68 members, having welcomed several new singers since our return from the Summer break. Our membership fee of £84 per Annum can be paid, Monthly, Weekly, Quarterly or Annually; in Cash, by Cheque or Standing order. We are, as you can see, very flexible! Our Ethos is, if you Want to sing, you are able to sing. We sing for our own enjoyment, to give pleasure to others and to enjoy the company and friendship of our fellow members. In our Concerts we do all of these plus raise money for good causes. We aim to make our rehearsals light-hearted and enjoyable. If you don't know the words, or are not sure of the tune, just join in anyway; we really don't mind too much. Andy is a primary school teacher and is extremely patient with us!
We can and have performed in small, private concerts, large public concerts; At weddings, funerals, christenings, etc. We enjoy singing alongside other local choirs, especially during our Anniversary and Christmas Concerts. Our music is very variable; from Abba to Lloyd Webber, and from Beethoven to Beatles. Why not visit the music page and listen to one or two of our songs? Have a 'gander' at our Forthcoming Events too.
If you are interested in joining us, or in booking us for a function, I hope you will find all the information you need on this website.
If you wish to make any enquiries, or book a concert, wedding etc., you can email us, using the CONTACT US page, which will enable you to send your messages to the relevant email address.
Publicity Co-Ordinator on behalf of all members of SPS
Hello again and a Belated Happy New Year to you all. It's nearly February already: All that planning and whizzing about for Christmas and it's over, just like a wedding, as they say.
So What's instore for 2017 and SPS? Lots more music to learn / revisit. Our next 'Big' concert is planned for May and the venue is the Dolphin Centre in the middle of Darlington. No doubt there will be other requests and occasions when we will be in our best Bib and Tucker sharing our love of singing with folk. Rehearsals carry on every Wednesday and you are very welcome to join us especially if you are a man.. Or an exceptionally deep Alto!
AS I write, our MD, Andy, is not at his sparkling best, so Mr John Willis has again stepped up to the breech and is keeping us all in check until Andy is well enough to return and, literally, pick up the baton. We all wish him a very speedy recovery and at the same time, would like to offer many thanks to John for taking us on.. Without the aid of a safety net!