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Sheenagh Dernie (BA Hons., Dip.Music(Open), has been teaching music and conducting choirs to a high standard for a number of years and we  have enjoyed sharing stage with some of her young students in the past (e.g. with ‘Fantasia’ at our Annual Concert in 2010.)  We are very happy that Sheenagh has agreed to accept the appointment of MD to our choir, from January 2018.


The choir’s main fund-raising event of the year takes place at The Beacon, Wantage, on Saturday March 24th , starting at 7pm.  We are delighted to be joined by local children’s choir CARITAS, also under Sheenagh’s musical direction.  CARITAS was formed by the Wantage & Grove Christian Aid Group in 2016, for children from 7 years and upwards and aims to raise money for Christian Aid projects.  (See )
The Annual Concert proceeds help us to operate whilst keeping our charges at reasonable levels.  At the same time we try to help local charities and for the last three years the concert proceeds have enabled us to present £500 in turn to a different charity.  For this year we have chosen The Wantage October Club for Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
Tickets, £10, will be available towards the end of February at The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BX (01235 763456) and at Brett’s Pharmacy, Millbrook Square, Grove.
For more information/enquiries, please phone Nick:  01235 768249.