How many hours in a day?

However many there are, it’s not enough! The publicity machine is really getting into gear for our upcoming performances. BeVox@Magna posters have just arrived (oh my good grief, did I really order 2 A0 ones? Yes I did!). The Magna event has also had a boost from a podcast by Magna themselves – you can listen by clicking here, then selecting “MAGNACAST – JUNE 2011 (EVENTS)”. We’re about six and a half minutes in.

We’re also putting the final touches to our series of charity concerts – “A Real Variety Performance”. The list of guest artistes is growing all the time, and includes acts as diverse as string quartets, street dancers, gospel choirs, classical sopranos, folk guitarists and girl bands!

We’re making a few changes to how BeVox is run, starting in our Autumn season. We’re offering more sessions, and our free taster sessions are now available throughout the season. If you’re thinking of joining us, please get in touch to find out how the changes affect you.

Finally, a big thank-you to all the singers who came to help celebrate Denise Kelly’s wedding with us. She was absolutely thrilled with our performance, and I was very proud to stand in front of you all – you sounded amazing. Thank you for your patience, and for helping to make Dee’s day even more “perfect”.

All systems go

I can’t believe it’s nearly a month since I last posted here. It’s been such a busy time, getting everything ready for our end-of-season performances. Our weekend session to learn the extra music for BeVox@Magna was great fun, and I’m really excited about how it’s all coming together. I’ve just approved the drafts for the posters, which should be available in a week or so, and I was at Magna at the weekend recording an interview to promote the show. Ticket sales are growing steadily, and I had a really productive meeting with the sound and lighting designers. The band have agreed to play two live sets at the party afterwards, so we should be partying well into the night!

We’ve also been making great progress on our series of charity concerts. These run every night from Monday 18th to Thursday 21st July – Wakefield on Monday, Nottingham on Tuesday, Barnsley on Wednesday and Sheffield on Thursday. The line-up of other acts who are appearing is growing every day. The Nottingham event is now completely finalised – see the excellent poster (designed by a local designer who donated his time for free – thanks Marcus!) by clicking this link. We’re working on the other three and should have line-ups confirmed very soon.

I’ve got a series of meetings over the next week or so, discussing some really exciting events for the future. Nothing is confirmed yet, but plans are afoot for a fun large-scale event in September (hopefully partnering with some other choirs again), and a series of concerts and other performances as part of Sheffield’s Cultural Olympiad in March. Watch this space…