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July 6th The Great American Songbook


With The Jackfield 10 Band.

The programme features items such as


“Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat” written in 1950. The song was introduced in the Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls”.

“Colours of the Wind” featured in the animated film “Pocahontas”. The song is about respecting nature within the Native American culture.

 Other Broadway linked songs included are “Big Spender” and “Lullaby of Broadway”.


Our Retiring collection will be for Midlands Air Ambulance.

March 23rd 2024 MUSICAL MOMENTS
Soloist - Samantha Perry
The Choir items are mainly from musicals. We shall be singing a few of our old favourites
such as:
               ‘Anything Goes’
               ‘Love Changes Everything’ from ‘Aspects of Love’
               ‘One Day More’ from ‘Les Miserables’
New songs to our repertoire such as:
               ‘Sit Down you’re Rockin’ the Boat’ from ‘Guys and Dolls’
Plus two arrangements by Ben, our MD:
               ‘Money, Money, Money’ from Mamma Mia
               ‘If I were a Rich Man’ from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
As ever, Ben has very carefully selected a range items different in terms of era, genre,
composition and difficulty. ‘Something for everyone’!

Christmas Concerts 2023

On Saturday December 9th and Monday December 11th Penn Singers present their 75th annual Christmas Concerts.


Our guest on December 9th is Abigail Strudwicke who, since the age of 11, has had a long association with the choir. Many of you will have seen her at the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton and other local venues. She is currently a voice production and singing coach at the Italia Conti School which has an outstanding international reputation for providing Performing Arts training for a number of disciplines.

On December 11th we welcome the return of Russell Painter. Russell gained his Masters in Music at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has made his mark as a freelance singer and is in great demand. He has a number opera credits to his name and has a keen interest in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. He is a keen concert recitalist and after–dinner entertainer.


The choir will be performing traditional carols such as:-

‘O Holy Night’, ‘Silent Night’ and ‘In Dulcis Jubilo’.

Modern Christmas songs such as:-

Elton John’s ‘Step into Christmas’ and Coots and Gillespie’s ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’.

Ben has also arranged items such as ‘Christmas Eve’ and ‘Mary’s Lullaby’


July 8th Hail The King


Our next concert is on Saturday July 8th with the Jackfield (10 piece) Band.

Ben has put together a really interesting and innovative themed programme , "Hail The King".

Our music includes:-

            Coronation Anthems - 'Zadok the Priest' and 'The Heavens are Telling' 

            Music associated with the 'Pearly Kings'                                                                                                                                                                                                   Elvis                                                                                                                                                                                                        and from the musical 'The King and I'                                                                                                                                                                          plus other kingly items.

 Be sure to bring your flags to join in with the choir and Band. Why not wear Red, White and Blue. 


We are now rehearsing for our next concert, SPTINGTIME. Our returning guest will be be soprano Sam Perry. Ben, as always, has arranged an interesting themed programme. This includes old favourites such as

'Country Gardens'

'Linden Lea'

Show items -

'Singin' in the Rain'

'My favourite Things'

Choir favourites

'Flying Free'

Rutter's 'For the Beauty of the Earth'

plus a Fun item by the men 'The Hippopotamus Song Song'.

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