Sadly, the Committee had to make the decision to cancel the July 2020 concert. Rehearsals are also suspended until further notice. Even if we are able to resume rehearsals by May, we would not be ready for a concert. In a similar vein, our chosen charity for 2020, Long Buckby Library & Hub, will miss out on funds we would have raised in the summer. We have therefore agreed that we will carry over the charity to 2021 (and any funds raised later in 2020 will be a bonus).
The members of Elation Community Voices have voted to support Buckby Library & Hub as our nominated charity for 2020.
Buckby Library & Hub is a community run group formed to keep our library open and provide services and activities to Long Buckby and the surrounding villages. Find out more at buckbylibraryhub.org/
Elation Community Voices were very happy to be able to present a cheque for £3,500 to the Dem Café committee at a recent rehearsal.
Dem Café was the charity that our members chose to support during 2019.
We are planning two concerts this year, both to be held at the Baptist Church on Long Buckby Market Place.
The summer concert will be on Saturday 11th July [POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS] and our Christmas concert will take place on Saturday 12th December.
Our Christmas concert, "Jingle All The Way", will be held on Saturday 14th December at 7:30pm, at Long Buckby Baptist Church.
Tickets are available from The Peephole, Long Buckby and from Daventry Podiatry Clinic. Adults £7, Concessions £6, Under 16's free (but still need a ticket).
Thank you to all the Elation members who worked so hard to prepare for our wonderful summer concert, and a special thank you to our acting musical director, Andrew Howes.
We are taking a break during August, but would love to welcome any new members who would like to come along when rehearsals start again on 2nd September.
Our summer concert, "Songs Through the Decades", will be held on Saturday 27th July at 7:30pm, at Long Buckby Baptist Church.
Tickets will be available from The Peephole, Long Buckby and from Daventry Podiatry Clinic. Adults £7, Concessions £6, Under 16's free (but still need a ticket).
We are grateful to Andrew Howes for acting as our Musical Director during Nathan's sabbatical.
For the past 10 years, Andrew has been the Musical Director for the Cantare Singers. He is also the Deputy Director for Northampton Male Voice Choir.
Andrew will conduct Elation at our concert in July, before Nathan returns to us in the autumn.
We were very pleased to be able to present a cheque for £4,500 to Tanya Haji-Miller of Northampton Hope Centre, as a result of our fundraising during 2018.
Tanya had some encouraging news for us about the future of the Hope Centre. They will be able to stay at Oasis House until suitable new premises can be found. For more information, see http://northamptonhopecentre.org.uk/hopes-threatened-eviction/.
Here are links to some of the pictures and stories from Elation's early years.
In July 2012, six local residents of Long Buckby wanted to form a community voices choir that offered all genres of music to everyone in our village...