MicWire at Home

We continue to run 5 week rehearsals where singers can join in for a short amount of time and learn, record and film 2 songs!

In our latest project, we have learned:

Reach Out (I’ll Be There) by The Four Tops

Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac

We incorporated some choreography in our videos of Reach Out.

In Go Your Own Way, we offered singers a theme to get creative with which was: ROCK!

We’ve got styling from rock, to folk rock, to goth rock to metal and beyond… safe to say everyone hopped on board with the dress code for a little bit of daft creativity and a chance to dress up!

Here are our latest choral offerings – we hope you enjoy them 🙂

If you reckon you would like the opportunity to sing with these lovely welcoming lot, please do get in touch!

Etsy Fair at Reaseheath

We had a lovely afternoon at the Etsy fair performing for passers by on Saturday afternoon. The stalls were brilliant – it’s clear that there are so many talented artists, crafters, designers and bakers in our locality and we were super happy to provide some entertainment for the happy shoppers during the afternoon.

We loved looking around the stalls both before and after our set to pick up some great Christmas Gifts and to support local business owners who came together for a really lovely event.

Thanks for having us Reaseheath!

Reaseheath Choir singing MicWire Craft Fair

MicWire Perform at Christmas Cabaret Crewe Hall

Christmas Cabaret

MicWire had a great evening performing at Crewe Hall for the Charity Christmas Cabaret organised by Kate Cubley on 29th November 2019.

It was a fantastic evening filled with music and good food in aid of the charity 52 Lives.

The total monies raised amounted to £1170.41 which was then doubled by Barclays staff to a huge £2340.82.

We’re so proud to be a part of such a great evening!

Grace Allwood takes the MicWire reigns

MicWire is comprised of a fantastic group of friendly local singers who perform in the local community regularly at a variety of events. The choir was formed by Kate Cubley Vocal Coach back in May 2017 and has been a consistent mid-week diary picker-upper for choir members ever since. Choir members regularly comment how much fun they have on a Wednesday evening at rehearsals.

“It’s exactly what I need in the middle of the week – it always makes me feel good, no matter what kind of week I’m having at work.”

This November, Kate has temporarily stepped away from her role as choir leader and we’re absolutely delighted to welcome the young, vibrant and talented Grace Allwood Music Teacher to look after us during Kate’s time off.

Grace Allwood Music Teacher Crewe

Grace has a wealth of experience working with choirs in both Liverpool and in Crewe and has a regular position working at Stagecoach. We couldn’t wish for a better person to work with us in Kate’s absence 🙂 Do come along and join us welcome Grace to our midst in the run up to Christmas and for new music early next year!

We can’t wait to find out what Grace has in store for us all!

MicWire at Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival 2019

MicWire at Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival

MicWire had an amazing afternoon singing at the Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival, not to mention that there was some delicious food on offer and other brilliant musicians performing throughout the day 👌

Thanks so much to everyone in the crowd for coming along to support us, it was brilliant to see some friendly and familiar faces!

We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did and thanks to Lindsey and James for inviting us along to be a part of another lovely day out in Crewe ❤️

#InCrewe #crewefoodfest #CreweChoir#halloween

Filming MicWire choir outside Crewe Town Hall

MicWire Make a Music Video

Remember back in July 2018 when we wrote about our first ever choir recording experience at Orchard Studios? Well, this July 2019 we had another first experience: our first video making experience, with local film director John Williams.

Filming singers outside Crewe Church

John has traditionally earned himself a name for being Stoke-on-Trent’s most awarded cult horror film director, but in light of his creepy stares and clever camera angles, we thought he was the perfect choice for our video production, as we wanted to capture a neutral yet urban feel to our video.

We filmed the action around Crewe town centre, near to where the choir rehearse at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre. For backgrounds we used the shutters at the back of the market, brick walls behind the gym, the beautiful church, the pillars in the car park underneath the civic centre and the concourse outside the court houses to give our video a modern, yet discomforting street feel.

We took to the streets of Crewe late one Sunday evening in July to capture some of the evening sunshine and it has to be said that we all had such a great time filming it. Try to spot the scenes where the singers are trying not to laugh (That’s because other choir members behind the lens are trying to make them chuckle!)

We love getting together to make music together every Wednesday, yet these annual socials offer members a super way to get to know choir members from different voice parts who you wouldn’t have the opportunity to chat to during a normal rehearsal session in a fun and exciting environment. MicWire is about singing, singing for fun and to make ourselves feel good.

We’re able to make friends, break down barriers, improve our confidence and learn new songs to sing. To be able to share just one of those songs with you in our music video is such a joy.

We hope you like what we have created!

Love MicWire

PS. New members always welcome: Join us on Wednesday’s at the Crewe Lifestyle Centre – it’s just £5 on the door.

MicWire loved Stoke Sings!

Stoke Sings was a joyful day of song organised by Cllr Lillian Dodd of Stoke City Council and Penny Vincent of Staffordshire University.

Our choir leader Kate joined the organising committee at its conception in August 2018.

“It’s been such a joy to see the

event blossom from a single idea

into such a fantastic and revered

event for the city!” – Kate C

MicWire were thrilled to be invited to sing on 2nd February 2019 in the evening performance alongside some of the towns other really amazing choirs.  We chose to sing  ‘The Longest Time’ by Billy Joel which is a tricky piece in 6-part harmony that we performed a cappella for the first time, on this huge stage, in front of our biggest ever audience: It was absolutely exhilarating!

The programme included:

Swan Bank Gospel Choir

Potters Community Choir

Loud Mouth Women

Fulford Community Choir

University Hospital Choir

Peace Through Folk Choir

Endon Community Choir

Inter Theatre Stoke Choir

Staffordshire Community Choir

Village Voices

Clay Chorus

Cornerstone Singers

Keele Women’s Community Choir

Us (MicWire)

Mow Cop Community Choir

dDeaflinks Silent Choir

The evening culminated with a huge finale  – a massed sing with all the choirs and audience! The music especially for the occasion was written by Stephen Seabridge and Greg Stephens. Here’s a link to the encore:

 

The evening raised money for the Mayor’s chosen charities: 

Approach for Positive Dementia Support

Stoke on Trent Foodbank

Equal Chances for young people

We’re very excited that there may be another Stoke Sings! in the pipeline again for next year. Many congratulations to Mayor Dodd, Penny and all the organising committee for such a successful and enjoyable event.

stoke sings colour logo

MicWire are now starting to learn new repertoire for our next planned performance on another big stage – The Crewe Lyceum! New members are very welcome – we rehearse at the Lifestyle Centre in Crewe every Wednesday from 7:30-9pm and would love to welcome you along.

Halloween Choir Rock Crewe

MicWire at Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival 2018

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AARRRGGH! What an incredible afternoon folks.
Everyone gets TOP MARKS from me for their absolutely brilliant costumes – everyone looked horrific… (in a really good way!)
The pumpkin parade was super – the children looked fab with their painted masks and rumour has it that they really enjoyed dancing to our Halloween Mash too – which is handy, since officially that’s why we were there.
MicWire Fright Night - Cheshire Shropshire
We were blessed with lovely sunny weather and such a fantastic audience – a big thank you to everyone who came along to watch.
Another huge thanks to the local band Photo Booth Smile who kindly let us use their PA and of course a huge thank you to Lindsey and James for inviting us to be a part of the 2018 Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival – it’s such an honour to be able to support these great community events in the town centre by performing some of our favourite music 🙂
I’m also happy to say that together we raised £31.56 for IRIS Vision Cheshire – thank you as well to Carl, Dylan and Dan for being our unsuspecting bucket swishers!
You are all AAAARRRGGGH-mazing – thanks for being part of a really brilliant afternoon.
 
Remember – if you missed today’s excitement, you can join us live on RedShift Radio this Thursday 1st November from 9-10pm or next Saturday 3rd November for our FRIGHT NIGHT in Adderley which will be followed by Open Mic & Karaoke for everyone.
Crewe Choir in Alderley Shropshire. MicWire.

MicWire & Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival

 

281530_10151142626704495_1340142974_nWe’re really excited to be performing at the Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival on 28th October 2018. With the nights drawing in, pumpkins swelling to full size and the damp Autumn mist lingering in the cool air, there’s nothing better than throwing on your wellies and scarf, kicking up the leaves, eating hearty warm meals whilst preparing for Hallowe’en.

We’re rehearsing some brand new spooky song repertoire for your listening pleasure and, owing to the season – it’s highly likely that we might be dressed in costume as well…

imageWe’ll be singing in the Pumpkin Parade at 1pm on Sunday afternoon. Please head down and join us – not only to support us, but to enjoy entertainment from all the children who have been involved making masks that they will wear to scare away the Hallowe’en ghouls!

There will be plenty of entertainment and delicious food to enjoy all day long, so stay local and join us at Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival for a fantastic day of frolics, frights and tasty bites… mwahahaha!