15 Years of Helen Vereker Singers

15 Years of Helen Vereker Singers

I can’t believe it is 15 years since this singing group began. From such humble beginnings of 4 voice students singing in my living room back in 2004.  I could not have begun to have imagined what would evolve from this.

Fast forward 15 years, the group is now much larger.  The fun and frolics we have had, the friendships we have formed, the places we have been too, the people we have met along the way and the huge amount of money we have raised for charities within the community.

You have humoured me with my crazy ideas and song arrangements, even though I can see you have your reservations.  To see that smile when you hear that crazy idea of a song come together, as you sway along is simply priceless.

I would like to say a huge Thank You to all members of the choir who give their time so generously and the families, friends and supporters who help us to make a such a difference.

Be proud of yourselves.  All of you.  You have made such a difference to people’s lives on so many levels.  Statistics show that singing is good for you.  You have also shown that it is good for the community too.

Thank you for the past 15 years.  It’s been an incredible experience and I look forward to many more years of your fun and frolics.

Here’s some of the things we’ve been up to over the past 15 years:

 

Serving the Community

For the past 15 years we are proud to have been supporting the community of Herefordshire. Whether its fundraising, charity work or entertaining the crowds, We’re happy to be involved.

The Barrel’s Beer Festival

We’re all in this together

Christmas Party at Carer’s Support

Community Fund Raiser

Carols at Croft Castle

Raising fund for St Michaels Hospice

Pembridge Village in Bloom – Gold Award Celebrations

Raising funds for Mayor’s charity

Remembrance Sunday

Fundraising

Since 2004 we have helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for local and national charities with our concerts.

Some of the charities we have helped raise funds for since we started in 2004:

Acorns, Alzheimers Society, British Lung Foundation, Cider Museum, Concern Universal, Crohns & Collitis, Carers Support, Guide Dogs For The Blind, Headway, The Courtyard, The Haven, Little Princesses, Macmillan, Mind, Parkinsons, Shopmobility, St Michael’s Hospice, SHYPP, Strong Young Minds, Yeleni.

We have also supported numerous schools and community groups around Herefordshire.

Backstage

Here’s an insight to what goes on behind the scenes when performing. Often it’s somewhere to congregate and leave your coat or bag before we start singing.

Other times it can be full rehearsal time with other performers that may be weeks in advance of the show.  It may involve costumes, make up and an awful lot of mischief from the singers.

Backstage Antics

Doing each others make-up

Waiting in a side room before a concert

Taking it easy before a show

Filming for a video

Rehearsal with dancers

 

Even the guys don’t escape the make-up ladies!