We have now finished our zoom rehearsals and are having our summer break.
With many restrictions being lifted we are very hopeful that we will be able to resume face to face rehearsals in September. Covid restrictions will still apply as far as we know and we are looking at a new venue so we can keep social distancing as our present venue will be too small.
We have begun an exciting project with Making Music, in collaboration with Aberdeen Saxophone Orchestra with pieces by composer Ben Lunn.
We have now received the music scores for these pieces and are looking forward to it all coming together.
Our Zoom Rehearsals are going well. I think everyone is beginning to relax to the new way of our choir rehearsals.
Our program is quite varied, including some pieces from the Messiah, a Rodgers and Hammerstein Medley, music by John Ritter plus some very easy listening pieces.
As always we welcome new members so if you would like to join us, please follow the link to our facebook page, leave a comment and we will message you with the details of our rehearsals.
Recently our MD James interviewed Ben Lunn, our composer from the Making Music UK "Adopt a Creator" scheme we are in with Aberdeen Saxaphone Orchestra. Now is your chance to sit back and enjoy our take on "Desert Island Discs"
Last week we had our second online rehearsal, and while never as good as singing in person with the rest of the choir, it is good to be doing something positive in these challenging times.
Our MD James, surprised us with a short message from none other than John Rutter. Mr Rutter is the composer of three of the carols in our Christmas program, "All Bells in Paradise", The Angels Carol" and "The Nativity Carol" so for him to send us a personal message was to quote an overused but appropriate word , awesome! Many thanks for that James.
Ugie voices are looking forward to some interesting projects ahead. First we are obviously rehearsing our Christmas program which we hope to record and post for your listening pleasure.
Then we are embarking on, to quote Monty Python, "Something completely different!"
A project involving Making Music.org, the Aberdeen Saxophone Orchestra and the composer and conductor Ben Lunn. ore on that in the coming weeks.
Ill leave you with a random Christmas fact. William the Conqueror's coronation was on the 25th December 1066.
Until next time, stay safe and keep singing.
Ugie Voices are very happy to reveal that our joint application the Aberdeenshire Saxophone Orchestra to take part in “Adopt a Music Creator” has been successful!
Click the link below to read the full article!
May 4th, the public gallery was standing room only as the public awaited the trial of the year.
The jury filed in, the drunken judge (literally) fell into the room and stumbled to his seat much to the annoyance of the usher desperately trying to keep order.
Once there was silence in court, the defendant emerged to plead his case.
Ugie Voices’ first spring concert saw Peterhead Sheriff Court transformed into a Gilbert and Sullivan Operetta, this sell out performance in memory of our late chairperson Marion Macfarlane was a showcase of popular songs, show tunes and classics.
Click below for the press coverage in the Press and Journal