Can Spring Be Far Behind?

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?  ― Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ode to the West Wind”

In the dark days of winter we long, don’t we, for the arrival of spring? – for the sunshine, for the warmth and for the season of new birth. Hope and expectation is what keeps us going.

We have a packed spring season on offer here in our local town. We will “Leap into Spring” as a joint concert with Radcliffe Ladies Choir at Queen Elizabeth’s Academy on March 4th very closely followed on March 11th by a concert at Skegby Methodist Church.

In May we will be singing at the Notts County Show at Newark Showground, back at QEA for a concert with a leading male voice choir from Holland, Amersfoort MVC and towards the end of the month we will hosting the National Association of Choirs ( Midlands East Region ) concert at United Reformed Church, Sutton-in-Ashfield. All this will lead us towards our “East Yorkshire Tour” to Hull and Beverley in the first weekend in June.

All details of the concerts are, of course, on the Events page and more details on each event will be forthcoming as we progress. Next blog  feature will be the joint concert with Radcliffe Ladies, so look out for that on the News page.

We should all be grateful, as the poet expressed, for the prevailing west wind which (usually!) keeps these islands moderately mild compared to the harsh continental winter. We can also be grateful for this great choir, for all our supporters and audience and for the opportunity that we all have to share the wonderful gift of music.

Spring is coming!

Nicholas Bysshe Shelley


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