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/
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.
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.
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...