Tag Archives: Music

A Little Christmas Magic

The Christmas story told, in song and readings, in a somewhat different way by the Chater Community Choir and children from Brook Hill Academy, to a sell out audience at Oakham School Chapel on Friday 12th December.

The concert seemed to go down well but judge for yourselves by looking on YouTube at the various numbers that were performed.

The concert raised £1520.42 for the British Heart Foundation and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The choir was formed by Tracy Steward in January 2012 and was the first community choir in Rutland. Since their first concert the choir have raised nearly £5500 for local causes and national charities. New members are always welcome and do not have to audition and no experience is necessary.

For more information on joining the choir visit www.chatercommunitychoir.org.uk

‘West End Wonders’ Summer Concert

Chater Community Choir will be entertaining audiences with their summer concert of West End musical favourites at Uppingham Parish Church on Saturday 14th June at 7:30pm in aid of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance.

The choir was formed in 2012 with the intention of providing a community choir in Rutland, based in North Luffenham, with members drawn from all over the county and beyond.

They sing for fun and for good health, for all ages and to gain a sense of community spirit.

They have so far raised nearly £3000 for charities, local and national.

In June they will also be taking part in the Arts for Rutland Mobilisation event at Kendrew Barracks to mark the centenary of World War 1.

‘West End Wonders’ Tickets are £5 and will be available from Tracy Steward or Jenny Clarke.

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a Picnic in the Park

A few of us have decided to try and get the community together for a picnic on the Oval on 21st June.

This is a free event and people will have to bring their own food and drink.

Picnic in the Park 2014 Download PDF version of the “Picnic in the Park” poster.

by Colin Heasell

The “Dirty Cowboys” to play at the Fox & Hounds

On Saturday 11th January we have more live music with the Dirty Cowboys at the Fox & Hounds.

Another local band with a big following.

Free entry as always.

via Maz, Fox & Hounds

For more events happening this month, please go to the January What’s On Guide for North Luffenham.

Find out more about what is being done for the village by your Parish Council and attend the next meeting on Monday 20th  January 2014. 

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“A Christmas Garland of Song” by the Chater Community Choir [Video]

The Chater Community Choir performed a seasonal concert ‘A Christmas Garland of Song’ to raise funds for a local charity.  The concert was performed at St Andrew’s Church, Lyddington, on Friday 6th December.

If you are having trouble watching the video on this page, you can also try watching on Youtube directly.

via Ian Ferguson, Chater Community Choir


A Bittersweet Evening of Romance

A bittersweet evening of romance – with poetry, candlelight and sensual music by galàn.


Specialising in European Renaissance and Baroque music, the group is accompanied by Theorbo and Harpsichord.

  • Three Sopranos: , Lucy Page, Alison Hill, Katy Hill
  • Harpsichord: Christopher Bucknell
  • Theorbo: Manuel Minguillon

Manuel Minguillon

Christopher Bucknell

A unique opportunity to hear this young & inspiring ensemble prior to recording their first album in North Luffenham Church.

Where: St John the Baptist Church, North Luffenham.

When: Sunday 13th October 2013 at 6pm.

Tickets cost £12 each (Including a glass of wine and canapés) and can be booked online from the Stamford Arts Centre or by telephone: 01780 763203.

Download/Print Promotional Poster: Loves Reflections

Loves Reflections poster

via Paul Cummings, Mutual Support

Choir sing their way to the tune of £600! for Stroke Association

Thanks to everyone who supported our Spring Time Songbook in Empingham Church on Saturday 18th May. We are delighted to have raised £600 for the Stroke Association.

Springtime Songbook Choir

Choir line-up for Springtime Songbook

If you were not able to make it, you can watch the concert below, or go to the Springtime Songbook playlist on the Chater Community Choir YouTube channel:

As we return to practices every Tuesday night in North Luffenham School, new recruits always welcome, no experience necessary! Next practice 11th June after the Whit break.

via Linda Burrows, Chater Community Choir

A Springtime Songbook

Chater Community Choir returns to St Peter’s, Empingham on 18th May with ‘A Springtime Songbook’.

After a sell-out concert last December, this popular choir will be back in St Peter’s again with another concert on Saturday 18th May at 7.30pm.

The programme will include a selection of popular and traditional favourites along with some solo items to delight you on a warm spring evening.

Refreshments will be available and proceeds from the concert will again go to Charity.

Tickets are £5 each and are available from Tracy Steward.

Make a date in your diaries now and book early to be sure of a ticket!

via Tracy Steward, Chater Community Choir

Follow the choir on Facebook and watch past performances on Youtube.

Not Just Christmas Concert Performance – 7 December 2012 [Video]

This is the video footage taken during the Chater Community Choir performance at the recent Not Just Christmas Concert in the Empingham Church on the 7th December.

The Chater Community Choir now have their own Youtube channel where you can watch all the recordings of their performances.

via Barry Read, Chater Community Choir

Winter Concert at Empingham Church on 7th December 2012

The Chater Community Choir will be performing a winter concert in Empingham church ‘Not Just Christmas’ on Friday 7th December at 7.30pm and we will be joined by the Beaufort Wind Ensemble. Proceeds will go to the ME Association and Fibromyalgia UK.

Tickets are £5 each and available from Tracy Steward on 01780 729006.