We are currently meeting in the open air in small, socially distanced groups in spaces around the Stretton area. Under more normal circumstances, we meet every week on Thursdays from 7 - 9 pm at the Mayfair Community Centre in Church Stretton. 

Celebrating Hannah:

During June and July 2020, seven members of the choir have been working with artistic director Kate to record Firefly, a song in memory of Hannah Pickles. You can hear the recording below. If you would like to purchase a cd @ £3.50 please email via the contacts page.

 Profits will be donated to The Mayfair Centre, where Hannah was a valued

volunteer on the Breathing Space Singing For Health & Wellbeing project.

Many thanks to the Pickles family for choosing and providing this photograph.

(If you click on the image you can zoom in).

 
Born 11th June 1993
at Aston Munslow at home  
and died on 26th April 2020
at Church Stretton at home 

The choir were learning the traditional Japanese song Hotaru Koi (quoted here) before lockdown and it was one of the last songs we sang with Hannah.

Firefly 

(for Hannah)

 

Dear firefly, how we will miss your light

and such a sound of gold in your voice 

and watching you ignite

as you think of a cheeky remark,

Dear bright spark. 

Flickering in and out of our lives

with a silly dance and a vibrant smile

now we sing our goodbye to our firefly.

 

Take flight, flickering, flickering firefly.

Translation:

 

Come, come firefly. Over there the water is bitter. Over here the water is sweet.

Come, come firefly.