FR Fashion Show – 21 July

The FR Fashion Show and Sale is one of the most popular events in our annual calendar. It’s your chance to buy fabulous cut price bargains from quality High Street labels. The event takes place at the Armstrong Hall, Thornbury. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Entry fee: £6
For tickets, please contact Nessa Wallington via our Contact page

Listen to the Music – our new CD!

We’ve recently recorded a CD of our favourite performance songs including Ain’t no Mountain, You Don’t Know Me, And So It Goes and the title track, Listen to the Music. Recorded over a weekend under the watchful production eye (and ear) of Pete Nugent, we had great fun standing behind the mic and being stars for a day. Watch this space for news of our release date!

Stepping up to the micRecording studio

FR welcome the new team to Southmead Hospital

On 28 April, Fascinating Rhythm sang in the atrium of the new Southmead Hospital building. The team behind our nominated charity of the year,  Shine Together (the umbrella charity for the hospital) invited us to sing all afternoon for the staff open day in celebration of the new hospital. Great fun and enjoyment was had by all!

FR sing at Southmead

Junior FR on the look out for new members

Do you love to sing?

We’re looking for girls aged between 5 & 14 to join our junior Chorus – Junior FR.

You’ll learn how to sing in harmony, get some expert vocal coaching and have a chance to perform in concerts and competitions. From 25 April, we’ll rehearse every Friday between 3.45pm – 5.15pm at Iron Acton Village Hall. For more information and how to join click here.

JFR at Thornbury

Junior FR celebrating after the Thornbury Eisteddfod

Great success at our Learn to Sing Workshop

Full ensemble

Over 100 participants made up the full ensemble

On Saturday, 22 January 2014, we were joined by over 80 female singers at our Learn to Sing Workshop in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. It was a wonderful day’s singing and we were all put through our paces learning ‘We go together’ from Grease. Once we’d got our tongues around ‘boogety-boogety-boogety-wop-do-wop-do-bop’ and the order in which the ‘shana-na-nas’ followed the ‘ram-a-lam-as’, all our learners joined the FR Chorus on stage for a 120 voice rendition of the song to a very appreciative audience.

 

Here are just some of the very kind comments we’ve received from delegates:

Moves

Fun learning the moves

“I’d like to thank everyone for the lovely day we enjoyed at the workshop last Saturday. Every member of the chorus must have worked extremely hard to make it all run so smoothly and thank you too for your sustained enthusiasm and energy which kept us all going. Particular thanks to Jo (MD) for her encouragement and ability to make it all such fun while at the same time getting us from page to stage. Also for choosing a song with such a magnificent bass line! I’d also like to thank all the basses for helping us newbies to get into shape and particularly Brenda, the section leader,  for her calmness, patience and approachability. I’ve been singing the song to myself ever since and feeling really happy, with a sense of achievement. Thanks so much to you all. When’s the next one??!!”   Mary

Learning the moves

Rehearsal with Choreographer, Wendy

“I really enjoyed the day and want to particularly thank Ali and the other FR tenors who made it such a fun and “no pressure” experience. I would definitely love to come to any more you run!   Also the workshop was run so efficiently and every one of your FR choir was wonderful, getting among us and making us at ease straight away. I was very impressed. Your MD was superb and the breathing techniques in particular I found really helpful.”

Rehearsal

Show time

Fascinating Rhythm – thank you so much.  I’ve just about got my breath back from Saturday! I hadn’t really done any singing, (apart from around the house!), since school.  I felt very under-prepared at first and couldn’t get my breathing co-ordinated, but I don’t think I was alone!  It was interesting finding out that I was a bass, always thought that I was ‘somewhere in the middle’, but it was good. I was worried that I wouldn’t get to grips with the lyrics but began to realise that it probably didn’t matter if I got it a bit wrong.  I think I did OK in the end and managed to get a smile on my face!  Thank you and all members of FR for all your hard work, especially Jo and my tutor Brenda, she was great, and made us all feel proud.” Isabel