19240 Fallen Soldiers Shrouds of the Somme

Show of Hands have an amazing story to tell about how this beautiful honouring of the soldiers came about. A chance meeting between Steve Knightley and artist Rob Heard grew into a fitting tribute to mark the centenary of this tragic event (read their story: http://www.thesomme19240.co.uk/). After the great feedback SOH had when we joined them at Exmouth pavilions, Xmas 2015, SOH invited us back to sing with them at this landmark event and asked us to do 2 solo numbers, too. One of the songs on their studio album, 'The Padre,' written by Chris Hoban, is in our set, as Chris arranged it especially for our choir, after hearing us back in 2014.It is an emotional and beautiful song and perfect

Summer Festivals 2016

January 2016 saw us taking on a lot of new singers, so we spent a whole term teaching them songs and training them up for the summer festival season. It is sometimes good to have a 'rest' term for a choir, with no performances. We had had such a triumphant and wonderful year in 2015 and we had worked SO hard that we all felt that we needed time to re -coup, work on our technique and gather some new songs into the set. By May we were ready to get back on that stage! Our first concert was in Lydford, on Dartmoor, to launch the film that we starred and sang in, made by Argand films. The hall had a tiny stage, so we squashed ourselves onto the floor space! The Lydford community came out in force

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