Recent Concerts and Events
A weekend of music-Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June
The Mondays performed two gigs. Our first show was at the Brookdale Theatre, Bramhall followed by one at Christ Church, Friezland. Two welcoming, appreciative audiences made it a joy for us to perform.
Here are some pictures of the choir together with some guest spots from a fantastic weekend of singing.
Chris, one of our tenors, performing an operatic Ed Sheeran number
Sarah and Alan performing “Streets of London”
The Mondays quartet (Ian, Barbara, Dave and Sara) singing The Beatles “I Will”
We even have a tap dancing show girl. Carol performs a tap routine in 42nd Street- now that’s cool!
We even have our own ukulele orchestra!!
Spring into Failsworth
Mondays performed a full set, with guest spots, at Failsworth Salvation Army Community Church. We gave our brand new Keane song, Somewhere Only We Know, an airing. The audience joined us with some “tap dancing” on 42nd Street. Thanks for a fantastic reception we all enjoyed the evening.
Monday’s celebrate Barbara and David’s Ruby Wedding Anniversary
This weeks rehearsal turned into a celebration as we all came together for a surprise (for Barbara and David) get together at a local pub to celebrate their Ruby anniversary. Congratulations to you both from us all.
Merriment Ensues at former Monday’s star birthday party
A fabulous time was had by all as we celebrated at Sue’s birthday party in Denton. Thanks to Sue and Charles for inviting us, we all had a ball as you can see. We all sang our own tributes to Sue, including a mass sing of “If you knew Sue B”.
Third visit to Grove Lane Baptist Church 2nd February 2018
Our second concert of the new year, a Peruvian fundraiser, saw us singing to a packed house in Cheadle Hulme. There was audience participation for 42nd Street and we aired our new Beach Boys number Wouldn’t It Be Nice. We were made very welcome by a large, appreciative audience and we were rewarded with a delicious pear, lime and ginger crumble-thank you.
Manchester City Centre charity sing Saturday 16th December
The Mondays joined forces with the Salvation Army for a selection of Christmas and current repertoire. A great time was had by all and buckets were rattled again for a good cause.
Marie-Curie Charity Sing at Woodford Garden Centre-26th November
Shoppers were cheering and dancing in the aisles as Mondays sang a selection of festive numbers, in addition to some of our established repertoire. Collection buckets were rattled for a worthy cause.
New Mills fundraising concert 21st October
Another great night in New Mills where new and old friends braved the weather to attend our concert. The audience (and some choir members) were surprised to see a tap dancing showgirl and “Scratch Quartet” as well as the usual guest spots. A great time was had by all and we are looking forward to returning very soon
Whaley Bridge Uniting Church Concert 2nd September
The Monday Mondays made a return visit to Whaley Bridge Uniting Church. A fabulous audience enjoyed our selection of new and old numbers, together with a selection of guest acts (see below) raising a grand total of £600.
Our latest, talented quartet. Mike, Charlotte, Belinda and David
A nice thank you from Little Hearts Matter. This money was raised from our Marple concert in May.
New Mills Arts Centre 1st July 2017
A storming gig at New Mills. The Mondays sang our full repertoire to an appreciative audience and we also showcased some talented small groups. Read a full review of this performance on the “Applause” page.
Father and son, David and Adam….It’s all about the bass!
Joy and Kevin
The “Elderly Brothers” Ian and Richard
“The Quartet” Barbara, Sara, Dave and Ian
Manchester Town Hall Wedding
On Friday 9th June, Monday Mondays were invited to sing at the wedding of Jenni Martin and Craig Oates. The wedding was held at Manchester Town Hall and our appearance was arranged as a surprise for the groom and guests.
Little Hearts Matter fundraising concert
On Friday 19th May we sang at a concert in aid of Little Hearts Matter, a small charity that supports parents and families of children born with single ventricular heart conditions. Together with support acts ConChords and compere Tim the Tangent we sang to a sell out crowd at the Marple Conservative Club. Over £2000 was raised and a fabulous night of singing was enjoyed by all.”
” Great night, fantastic singing by everybody. Great result for the charity”
Our first attempt at a music festival, and guess what? We entered the mixed voices class at the prestigious Alderley Edge Music Festival in competition with five other choirs and quartets. We gave our all with “Route 66” and “Viva la Vida” and waited for the judge’s verdict . And there it was: 90 marks out of 100, Distinction category, First place! And here’s what the adjudicator said:
“A glorious blended sound. Your love of singing and enthusiasm hit me like a wave when you sang the first note”
Born to be Wild?
Oh yes we are! Our latest song was the main feature of two Open Nights in February where we went searching for some new male singers. A great time was had by all, and we’re delighted that John, Tim and Nigel will be joining us. Welcome along, guys. Keep your motors runnin’ … !
If music be the food of love … hotpot and song in Denton!
The Carmel Centre in Denton is our rehearsal home every Monday night, but on 22nd October it was the venue for a fundraising concert where the family audience was fed and sung to in grand style! Over £600 was raised for three worthy charities: Christians Against Poverty, Winning Women Worldwide and Stars (children with complex needs).
Organiser Linda Thomas said : “Thank you so much for a wonderful show with such a fantastic choice of songs. We are absolutely delighted with the sum raised, what a great night!”
“Another wonderful evening” : Concert raises £435 for Re:dish
A return visit to the beautiful and acoustically superb surroundings of St. Elisabeth’s church in Reddish, Stockport set the stage for a great musical event in aid of Re:Dish. The charity is dedicated to reducing food poverty and improving the lives of all people in Reddish, and our concert was the latest in a series of events helping to support the local community.
Thanking the choir at the end of the show, Rector Angie Stanton said: “Thank you so much once again to the Monday Mondays. You have given us another musical treat and helped us raise much need funds for Re:dish. Such a delight to those beautiful harmonies filling our church, what a wonderful evening!”
Listen the live recording of ‘Viva La Vida’, where the choir ‘surrounds’ the audience at St.Elisabeths here: Audio page
Flash Mob! The Mondays surprise OSGO conference at The Lowry
So, you’re a podiatrist attending OSGO LIVE, a gathering of fellow professionals at Salford’s Lowry Conference Centre. You’ve just been listening to keynote speaker Ruth Badger (from BBC’s The Apprentice) and you’re about to enjoy your coffee break.
Then …. is that the Beachboys’ “Good Vibrations” you can hear? Is that your conference colleagues bursting into song?
Well actually it’s us, part of the throng and all togged up complete with goodie bags, doing our stuff and bringing instant joy to the proceedings. What a buzz !
And there’s more … off we go then to give a more formal mini-show in the main conference theatre, sending everyone off to lunch with a spring in their step (perfect for podiatrists or what?)
Our biggest gig yet!!
A super audience of 200+ welcomed us at Dukinfield’s magnificent Town Hall to mark the conclusion of the Lady Mayoress of Tameside’s mayoral year. With guests including including the High Sherriff of Manchester and Mayoresses from all over the region, a great night was had by all. The Lady Mayoress, Mrs Julie Ricci expressed her delight after the event : “Thank you Monday Mondays for your fabulous show. You really made my night!”
The Mondays have got talent!
Well, we like to think so, but not just as a choir. We also have some amazing soloists, duetists and small groups who feature in our shows. Then occasionally we get a surprise from within our own ranks! Here’s our MD David on ukulele with his son Adam on bass doing their version of “All about the bass” at St. Andrews in Hadfield. Funky!