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A Birthday Celebration - New Century singers

Fri 3 May 2019

This year of 2019 will be a special year for the New Century Singers of Bovey Tracey. They will be celebrating their 20th year of singing in the town. Formed in 1999 from a local advert the group gave their first performance in the June of that year with only 8 weeks of rehearsal. The Police choir who were giving a concert graciously allowed us to sing in the interval and marked a renewal of singing in the town. Taking the name the New Century Singers at the turn of the century.

The premise of the singing group right from the start was that it would be open to anyone, audition free and would not be a "Choral Society" rather embracing all forms of music from all genres. Over the 20 years this has been achieved. This broad eclectic range from medieval to modern popular music will continue as the basis of the choir. Their two concerts per year have embraced classical music through film and stage scores to composers of today. 

Our birthday programme on 20th. June, which will be a Thursday and not our usual Tuesday will revisit some of the songs we have sung through the years plus new music recently composed and an invitation is given to all past members to come along and sing with us at the concert. Our previous accompanists will join us to add their talent to a fun filled evening. All our concerts are a challenge to perform to the best of our ability and the support we have had from the townsfolk over the two decades has been greatly appreciated. Our numbers have diminished and swelled over the years and we will continue to enjoy our singing and our choir family well into the future. Happy Birthday Singers.

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