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Welcome

to The Quangle Wangle Choir -
Weymouth's mixed voice a capella choir 
If you think you might like to join us you will need to start in January - preferably on12th, but 19th or 26th will be OK. Otherwise you will have missed the boat until January 2020. For more information see below.

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 £6 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