Singing for Pleasure today is one of the oldest community Choirs in and around Hertfordshire and continues to thrive and raise money for charity.
A small group of us came together on Saturday 21st October to sing for the residents and staff at Anson Court Care Home of Welwyn Garden City. A great time was had by all. Special thanks to all the staff and residents.
We decided to advertise for new members in out local news paper.
SFP was started by Glynis Rogers and her husband Cliff in 1980, and the group will celebrate its 43rd birthday in November.
To date, the choir has raised more than £200,000 for local and national charities, and in the early 2000s it was twinned with a choir in Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
Glynis said: "Unfortunately, my husband passed away in November 2014. I had to make a decision, do I carry on or call it a day?
"I carried on as this is my husband’s legacy. I am training our youngest son, Andrew, to take over from me when the time is right (It isn’t yet!)."
Along with many choirs in the area, SPF took a hit to its membership during Covid.
Glynis said: "I did keep our rehearsal night going on Zoom, but I appreciate it's not the same as singing with all your friends!
"I’m so very lucky to have a fabulous accompanist in Steve Povey and a wonderful, warm, friendly choir to be with."
While SPF is not a church choir, rehearsals take place at Howlands Baptist Church, and will start up again at 8pm on Friday, September 8.
To get in touch call Glynis on 07717 329921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As printed in the Welwyn Hatfield Times.
We had a festive rehearsal in honour of the Coronation of King Charles III.
We did our own version Last Night of the Proms with all the pomp and circumstance and great refreshments.
Our deputy musical director presented a cheque to Christine Roach from the charity Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline.
After singing to entertain the shoppers last Christmas we raised £336.64.
A big thank you to everyone who came and listened and supported this charity.
Singing for Pleasure was in the Howard Centre on the 9th April raising Money once again for The Fire Fighters Charity.
We have moved to Howlands Baptist Church in Welwyn Garden City
Always likes to have fun on the piano
We really do like to sing for pleasure
As we prepare for our 3 in Harmony Jubilee Concert Concert. Singing for Pleasure was joined by Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir and Welwyn Garden City Band.
Just a small clip of what a great night it was.
3 in Harmony Jubilee Concert. Singing for Pleasure is joined by Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir & Welwyn Garden City Band as we all present You'll Never Walk Alone.
Proms Selection. Singing for Pleasure is joined by Welwyn Garden City Band and Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir
3 in Harmony Jubilee Concert Singing for Pleasure Presents Rhythm of Life
3 in Harmony Jubilee Concert July 2022
Money raised from our summer concert was handed over to a representative of Isabel Hospice who talked to the choir about the important work the Hospice does.
Many thanks to all who supported this concert.
We were joined by representatives from Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir and Welwyn Garden City Band.
We Sang to the shoppers in the Howard Centre in aid of Herts Domestic Abuse.
Despite the cold weather we always have a great time.
We were joined by street entertainers as we sang festive songs of the season. We are delighted to have raised over £300 for this charity.
The Choir performs Pachelbel's Canon in D incorporating The First Noel
The choir social evening was held at the Red Lion Pub in Hatfield. A wonderful evening was had by all along with the fantastic food as we came together for a really enjoyable time.
Chris Roach from Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline joined with the choir to receive a cheque from our Christmas Concert.
A great amount raised for a local charity.
Members of Blue watch from Welwyn Garden City Fire Station met with the choir for a cheque presentation.
in December 2019 the choir sang all day in the Howard Centre of Welwyn Garden City where we raised:
A great amount for our local heroes.
Keeping the SFP choir family together
Despite the situation of not being able to come together and sing we have found new ways to keep the music going.