|Hartford Church - 10th December 2013
Our last concert of the year was held at Hartford Methodist Church on Beach Road, our rehearsal venue. Packed with Christmas carols and songs, audience participation and interspersed with Christmas poems, the concert was a huge success. One audience member said ” The harmonies were amazing, and your rendition of O Holy Night bought tears to my eyes. Brilliant!” Another asked “When are you going to do a Christmas CD? I would play it at home all Christmas long!”
The following was in the Northwich Guardian:
Bostock singers Christmas concert hailed a success
OVER 100 people turned up to the Bostock Singers end of year Christmas concert at the Hartford Methodist Church with donations amounting to £200.
Packed with Christmas carols, songs, audience participation and interspersed with Christmas poems, the evening was enjoyed by 120 people who attended the event. One latecomer said after the concert: "I could hear "Joy to the World" from the road outside and it really filled my heart with joy."
Shirley Almquist, one of the choir’s organisers said: “The concert was excellent with beautiful singing of traditional Christmas carols and the poems were original, witty and entertaining. The whole evening succeeded in putting the audience in the mood for Christmas".
Raised funds will go towards the boiler fund for Hartford Methodist Church.
Concert was a joy to listen to...
I ATTENDED the Bostock Singers Christmas Concert on December 10 with a number of friends and would like to say what a joy it was to listen to the choir.
They had put together a superb programme of Christmas hymns and songs. These were executed to perfection and they must be congratulated on the success of the concert which raised a considerable amount of money for the Hartford Methodist Church Boiler Fund.
Let’s hope they have a summer concert!
Irene Hardy Northwich
|Capesthorne Hall - 23rd November 2013
A section of the choir took part in the Christmas festivities at the hall in what has become an annual event. We sang in the beautiful setting of the drawing room throughout the afternoon and were well received by the packed room and we had some lovely comments on our performance. We hope to attend again next year.
|Saturday 5th October - An Evening of Music from Stage and Screen
The Bostock Singers teamed up with the Bostock Band (www.bostockband.co.uk) for a concert on Saturday, 5th October at St John’s Church, Hartford.
Both groups performed a selection from the musicals, with the choir singing for the first half:
Oh Happy Day
Colours of the Wind
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Come What May
The band entertained a packed church for the second half, and both groups joined forces for the finale of a Les Miserables medley and ‘You’ll never Walk Alone’ from Carousel.
This was the third time that the two groups have held a joint concert, and we received some very flattering comments from the appreciative audience, many joining with the final songs. Here’s to the next one!
|The choir and band joined forces for the fanale
Summer Concert - 9th July 2013, Hartford Methodist Church
This was our last concert before the summer break, and it was a concert with a difference.
Subtitled ‘The Bostock Singers Juke Box’, the audience were asked to select the songs that they wished to listen to from list.
Many of our newer songs were chosen, and the choir performed them well despite having limited rehearsals on some.
The final song Come What May from the musical Moulin Rouge was selected by Alison our musical director.
The audience were invited to tea and cakes afterwards.
It was a great evening’s entertainment.
Sunday June 30th 2013
The choir were represented at the Alder Hey Hospital Tea Party on Sunday June 30th 2013.
The open day was held in the grounds of Ronald Macdonald House at 12 noon. There were fairground rides, afternoon teas and live music.
There was also a book signing from our own soprano Hannah Rose, whose book ‘Same both ways’ is the story of
her struggle to come to terms with her illness. She spent 18 months at Alder Hey, and the Ronald Macdonald house
facility proved invaluable to her and her family over that time.
The book is available at good bookshops