MicWire hosted another MicWirkshop in June inviting everybody to come and join us for a music making workshop – with a difference!
Whilst we are a choir, we are also music makers and when three members of our choir suggested a drumming workshop I jumped at the chance – what a fantastic way to work on rhythm and pulse together.
We welcomed a handful of new friends and guests to our ranks for our drumming evening – people who perhaps don’t feel confident to sing or who can’t commit to the regular attendance of a choir, but who still want to get out and enjoy inclusive musical activities in Crewe.
Mika from Art Brazil is a truly fabulous workshop leader and led us all in a fiery and energetic dazzling drum spectacular for a full hour and a half. During that time we were able to try out our skills on every drum, learn different beats, play together as a full sound, play individually in our parts and learned some basic Brazilian rhythms, beats and breaks. It was impossible to stand still or to keep from smiling. The room was pumped with energy and laughter and the whole room buzzed with excitement from start to finish.
“Samba reggae beats, in the street!”
A huge thanks to Mika for coming along to our rehearsal and looking after us, and we hope that all those who joined us for a one off evening will come back and join us for another MicWirkshop again in future. It was thrilling!
In June, we enjoyed another fantastic headline concert in Adderley, to raise money for their Village Hall. We performed a variety of our favourite songs and included some of our newer repertoire too – including singing Billy Joel’s “The Longest Time” in 6-part harmony: That’s a super impressive feat for a non-audition choir!
We worked really hard on our concert repertoire and Phil & Carol worked really hard to set up a fabulous stage and lighting rig for us. The room was flooded with purple and the audience were wowed with amazing performances not just from us – but from our super guests too.
There was plenty of joining in, clapping along and laughter. The bar was open and the atmosphere was amazing. After the show, Phil opened the stage to the audience and we enjoyed an evening in karaoke together! A really huge thank you to Phil and Carol for inviting us along to sing and organising a truly fabulous evening, to all our guests who performed, to all the choir for working so hard and putting so much energy into their performance and to our super audience for joining in, cheering and laughing at my bad jokes.
We’re very much looking forward to sing for all the friendly folk in Adderley again sometime soon. Thanks for having us!
We are absolutely over the moon at the anniversary this May of our first year together and I am totally overwhelmed with the support from the local community, the Crewe Town Council, the local radio and every single person who has come along to sing with the choir or watch the choir perform.
I was asked to set up the choir early in 2017: I never could have imagined how much we would be able to achieve in the first year of being established. I am absolutely blown away with the quality of the singing, the camaraderie of the choir members and the fantastic friendships that have been struck up as a result of our Wednesday night rehearsals.
Together, we have contributed to the raising of over £1000 for a variety of amazing charity causes and have provided the Crewe community not only with a town centre choir, but also we have provided the local community with lots of musical entertainment throughout the year as well.
We are delighted to be booked for a number of up coming events later this year across Cheshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. We can’t wait to perform for you somewhere soon 🙂
A huge thanks to Gosia in our Alto section for inviting MicWire to be a part of her fundraising efforts for Wild Hearts Charity, via the Micro Tyco Campaign.
Leading up to the event, there were many unforeseen obstacles to overcome in order to bring the night into successful fruition. However, lucky for us and lucky for the charity, absolutely nothing can get in the way of Gosia’s awesome tenacity.
Suffice to say, the hurdles were probably a great way to boost the teams’ acquaintance with the fine art of entrepreneurial spirit and making money, which as I understand it, is part of the purpose of the Micro Tyco project.
Together, MicWire sang every single song that we know – most of the songs we have performed at events before, but some of the songs were a treat for everyone there – performed as a MicWire premiere!
Our audience were fantastic, super-duper generous and really supportive to the cause. Many of the choir performed solo pieces to wow the crowds and our lovely guests shared a multitude of vocal talent too.
There was a really long raffle and plenty of tea and cake for all of the audience in the interval, and the feedback from everyone who came to watch was really great.
In total, we made £362 on the night for Gosia, thus boosting the Barclays Apprentices’ total to a huge £841 which will be donated to Wild Hearts.
A huge congratulations to all the Barclays’ Apprentices, a great big round of applause to everyone who came along to perform on the night and a whopping great thank you to all of our audience for coming along to support us.
Together, we brought together a community, shared great music and raised money for a really good cause. Let’s do it again soon!