Welcome to the Granby and Sutton Singers
Granby & Sutton Singers formed in 2008 in response to the Village Plan request for more village activities.
In December 2008 the first “Christmas Cheer” sing-along concert was held in the Parish Church. These sing-alongs have continued each year becoming more popular as the audience gets familiar with the medleys of seasonal songs and the obligatory rounds.
As well as the Christmas concert other events are often performed during the year. These may be to raise money for a charity or to support a national occasion such as the late Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016 and her Platinum Jubilee in 2022 with songs from the decades of her life.
On 5th May we performed our “Coronation Concert”. The songs reflected various themes from King Charles’ life, such as his love of his garden and concern for the environment; his creation of and dedication to the Prince’s Trust; his service in the Royal Navy. The audience joined in with many of the songs and sang with particular gusto during the London numbers and the ever popular proms section.
On 2nd December we held our 15th “Christmas Cheer” concert in All Saints Church. The audience enjoyed an hour of Christmas songs, joining in with most of them but they got especially active with the actions to Twelve Days of Christmas. The concert was followed by coffee and mince pies in the Village Hall. £500 was raised for Church funds.
Led by musical director, Isabel Daw, there are about 15 singers supported by keyboard, violin and guitar, along with, at Christmas, saxophone and hand bells.
We are always happy to welcome new members, singers and instrumentalists, into our group which is based on enjoyment of music. When possible, rehearsals take place on Monday evenings at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, dates depending on planned concerts.
Next Event: Saturday 2 December 2023
Our 15th “Christmas Cheer” concert. A sing-a-long concert in All Saints Church starting at 7.00pm. About an hour of Christmas songs followed by coffee and mince pies in Granby Village Hall.
Details to follow.