Hard on the heels of a successful concert on Saturday night Uckfield Singers this week held a recording session to produce their own CD.
The session took place at the Belmont Centre, next to Holy Cross Church in Uckfield, where the Singers meet to rehearse. It was set up by Tom Askaroff of CMP Studios in Eastbourne.
Sue Daniel chairman of the Singers said ‘tons of equipment’ was set up and the session was a ‘very pleasant and relaxed experience’. She has already collected the finished CDs.
CMP Studios have blogged about the event. See: Uckfield Singers lift the roof off.
More than £350 was raised by Uckfield Singers through their concert on Saturday night. The money will go towards a new project which will enable small groups of choir volunteers to visit care homes and community groups.
The 9th annual summer showcase concert Midsummer Magic was held at Uckfield Civic Centre and was a sell-out.
It was the last to be led by musical director Wendy Wasels, who has worked with the singers for five years and chairman Sue Daniel said afterwards: “She will be missed so much by all of us.”
Pianist for the show was Kim Retallick and accompanist was Daniel Card.
Sue said the programme of 19 songs was the most varied and challenging tackled by the singers so far. The songs ranged from There’s no business like show business’ by Irving Berlin to The Rising by Bruce Springstein and a medley from les Miserables to the grand finale Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
Sue added: “Our classical-trained pianist, Kim Retallick, played with finesse a beautiful Intermizzo by Brahams.”
Raffle funds will help Uckfield Singers buy equipment to start and sustain their community project ‘Sing with US’ where they will visit groups in Uckfield and surrounding villages to lead singalongs of familiar music.
Read more about Uckfield Singers here: Uckfield Singers Community Choir go from strength to strength
See also: Uckfield Singers seek musical director
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