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 in which the audience divides into 4 parts to compete against each other. The 13th was due to be performed in December 2020, but fell victim to the covid pandemic.
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 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and, more recently in 2018, the commemoration of the end of the First World War.
May 2020 was to have seen a concert commemorating and celebrating the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe. Rehearsals had started but again, this became a casualty of the pandemic.
Led by musical director, Isabel Daw, there are about 18 singers supported by keyboard, accordion and violin, 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.