Here we are, hoping our eyewear will give us 2020 vision this year.

SingaZoom!

is our answer to the Coronavirus lock-down. We've joined together with Wacapella and The Live Wire Choir to offer online choir sessions from 5th June. 
Juliet will be sending rehearsal tracks to sing along with - and hoping some homework will be done! The online sessions will then be an opportunity to fix any problem corners in the music and to chat with chums.
As well as a variety of songs Juliet will be teaching some music-reading skills using sol-fa, a system of music notation particularly useful for singers and using short and simple songs to fix different musical intervals in the mind's ear. 
SingaZoom will meet online on 
  • Fridays 11am
  • Saturdays 10.30am
  • Mondays 7.30pm
Saturdays may well be full of Quangles, but there are spaces on the other 2 days for newcomers.
The 6 week courses start on 5th, 6th and 8th June and cost £30 per person, payable by the day before on the Shop page. Bargain: Two people in one household, £45.
You can pay online, or by posting a cheque made out to    CFJ Harwood. The address is at the bottom of the page.

Imagine

a life without friends, fun or music. Such was the fate of the Quangle Wangle Quee in Edward Lear's poem until things took a turn for the better. Have a read of The Quangle Wangle's Hat to see the inspiration for the choir's name.

All Aboard! Come and join us

QWC welcomes new singers every January. You can get in touch beforehand via the contact page to find out the details or if you have any questions - or just to say hello.

Workshops (ie rehearsals) are on Saturday mornings 10 - 12.30, usually at Radipole School, Weymouth. 

Subs are currently £7 each time you come to a workshop, or £4 if you are under 18 or on means tested benefits. (First one is free.)

Anxious questions people sometimes ask, together with their answers:

Q: Will I have to audition?

A: No.

Q: Will I have to sing on my own?

A: No.

Q: Does it matter if I can't come to all the rehearsals?

A: Short answer - No.

    Longer answer - If you want to sing in the concerts then you will     need to come to most, though not all, of the rehearsals.

    However, we do have members who come when they can,           enjoy the singing and camaraderie and then don't sing at             performances. And that's fine.

Q: Do I need to be able to read music?

A: No.

Q: Will I be good enough?

A: Why wouldn't you be? If you haven't sung harmonies before         don't worry - you'll soon get the hang of it. Mind you, if you   

    want to join in the performances you'll have to be prepared to

    to do some homework; we sing from memory.

 

The Quangle Wangle's Hat

       n top of the Crumpetty Tree
       The Quangle Wangle sat.
But his face you could not see,
On account of his beaver hat.
For his hat was a hundred and two feet wide
With ribbons and bibbons on every side
And bells and buttons and loops and lace
So that nobody ever could see the face
Of the Quangle Wangle Quee.

O

by Edward Lear

The Quangle Wangle said

To himself on the Crumpetty Tree:

"Jam; and jelly; and bread;

Are the best of food for me!

But the longer I live on this Crumpetty Tree

The plainer than ever it seems to me

That very few people come this way

And that life on the whole is far from gay!"

Said the Quangle Wangle Quee.

But there came to the Crumpetty Tree

Mr. and Mrs. Canary;

And they said, "Did ever you see

Any spot so charmingly airy?

May we build a nest on your lovely Hat?

Mr. Quangle Wangle, grant us that!

O please let us come and build a nest

Of whatever material suits you best,

Mr. Quangle Wangle Quee!"

And besides, to the Crumpetty Tree

Came the Stork, the Duck and the Owl;

The Snail and the Bumble-Bee,

The Frog and the Fimble Fowl

(The Fimble Fowl with the corkscrew leg);

And all of them said, "We humbly beg,

We may build our homes on your lovely Hat,

Mr. Quangle Wangle, grant us that!

Mr. Quangle Wangle Quee!"

And the Golden Grouse came there,

And the Pobble who hast no toes,

And the small Olympian bear

And the Dong with the luminous nose

The Blue Baboon who played the flute,

And the Orient Calf from the Land of Tute

And the Attery Squash and the Bisky Bat,

All came and built on the lovely Hat

Of the Quangle Wangle Quee.

And the Quangle Wangle said

To himself on the Crumpetty Tree,

"When all these creatures move

What a wonderful noise there will be!"

And at night by the light of the Mulberry Moon

They danced to the flute of the Blue Baboon

On the broad green leaves of the Crumpetty Tree,

And all were as happy as happy could be,

With the Quangle Wangle Quee.

 

the Quangle Wangle Choir

01305 814940

julietharwood@hotmail.com

618 Dorchester Road

Weymouth

DT3 5LH

Dorset

Charity number 1114719