Saffron Harmony Choir

Above photo of the group taking a 5 minute break in their rehearsal.

Co-ordinatorJoan Shadbolt – 01799 516 585 – joanshadbolt@hotmail.co.uk

U3A Saffron Harmony Choir was started four years ago in a committee member’s front room. We are now a Choir of thirty and have performed in concerts in aid of charity.

We rehearse all sorts of songs under our musical director Isobel Bradshaw.

We meet from 10 am to 12 noon on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning of each month in Quendon Village Hall.  You don’t need to read music and we don’t have auditions. Costs can vary depending on overheads.

If you would like to join then please contact Joan Shadbolt.

Carol Concert – Tuesday 12th December 2017

Saffron Harmony is taking part in a Carol Concert for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.
7 for 7-30 pm at the Baptist Church Saffron Walden, on Tuesday 12th December 2017.  All are welcome, no ticket required.

Performing in the Saffron Song Fest 15 October 2017 at the Saffron Hall

Thanks to Lynne Howell for the above photo.

On 15th October 2017 Saffron Harmony Choir joined WI and Community Choirs from Essex and Cambridgeshire in a Gala Charity Concert.

The total proceeds from the Choirs’ Festival at Saffron Hall was £4,722.  This amount has been sent to the charity Associated County Women of the World, a charity that supports women and their communities worldwide.

Philippa Croft and members of the WI in and around Saffron Walden arranged the day. The Concert was hosted by Tim Lihoreau Creative Director and Presenter of Classic FM ‘More Music at Breakfast’

Taking part were seven Choirs, over two hundred singers, ages ranging from four to ninety five, singing songs from musicales, folk, classical,  choral, popular and contemporary. Music by Irving Berlin, Bob Chilcott Anders, Howard Goodall, Ray Davis, Carly Simon, G.F Handel, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rogers @ O Hammerstein, Take That,  Leonard Cohen, Toto and more.

The concert was a complete sell out.

Many thanks to Philippa for all the time she and her helpers spent making this day a very enjoyable and successful one.

Joan Shadbolt, Choir coordinator.

Rhythm of Life Concert 15 July 2017


Well what a good evening it was. The choir sang well. Isobel was brilliant the ukulele group was much appreciated some good poems and a lovely smiley audience.
And to top it all we will be able to present Accuro and the East Anglian Air Ambulance with £540 each.
A big thank you, to everybody that helped and supported us.
Joan Shadbolt

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Saffron Harmony Sang Carols for Support 4 Sight

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A group from Saffron Harmony Choir, under the direction of substitute Musical Director Barry Land, sang carols at Audley End Miniature Railway recently as part of a Support 4 Sight fundraising event.  An enjoyable morning in aid of a local good cause. Thanks to Tony Treglown for the photo. Dec 2016

Cheque for Accuro

On the morning of Saturday 1st October 2016 Ann and Tony Treglown and Joan Shadbolt Presented a cheque for £350 to Accuro.

Accuro has been supporting people with disability for thirty years. Our money will go toward a special  swing for the young people that meet at their Saturday Club. Sorry we can not put the photo on our website, but you can see it on theirs at www.accuro.org.uk/sw-u3a-saffron-harmony-choir-surprise-accuro-saturday-play-club/.

Thank you to all that supported us.

 

Saffron Harmony Summer Concert on Saturday 16 July 2016

Saffron Harmony held its summer concert on Saturday 16 July at Uttlesford Council Chamber.

The concert went very well and we would like to thank everybody for their continuing support. Joan Shadbolt.

Thanks to Paul Crawford for these photos

Saffron Harmony Carol Concert December 2015 in support of E.A.C.H.

I have just received a phone call to say that the E.A.C.H  ( East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices ) Carol  Concert that Saffron Harmony took part in, in December 2015 made £1,165. Well done.
Joan

Saffron Harmony Concert ‘Let Us Entertain You’ – A concert of popular songs helping ‘Support 4 Sight’.

Saturday 25th July 2015  at the Baptist Church Saffron Walden.

Slideshow of photos taken by Paul Crawford:

I would like to thank the committee, friends and families for their help in making Saffron Harmony’s second concert a very enjoyable evening. Because of good ticket sales, and the generosity of money donated, we will be able to give £600 to Support 4 Sight, in a presentation, to be arranged. The Choir now totals thirty members; nine men and twenty one ladies. We are expanding our repertoire of songs, under our excellent Musical Director Isobel Bradshaw.

Cheque presented to Support 4 Sight

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Photo by Tony Treglown

Following the successful concert by Saffron Harmony at the Baptist Church on 25 July 2015, Chairman Sue Barton presented a cheque for £600 to Support 4 Sight. Pictured with Seymour the dog are Madeleine Cassidy, Director, Paul Atkins, Centre Manager and Penny and Ian Lawson, choir members.

Earlier Photos

Saffron Walden U3A, Saffron Harmony, singing groupAbove photo of the group at rehearsal by Tony Treglown

Saffron-Harmony-Feb-2015-615Above photo at SW Michaelmas Fayre