Singers from the Red Rosettes Show Chorus have set themselves a challenge to perform at 12 Bandstands across Lancashire on the 9th July. From Barrowford to Blackpool and 10 other places in between, the Red Rosettes will be travelling over 100 miles performing to celebrate being able to sing together again.
The Red Rosettes Show Chorus is a female four part harmony choir who sing unaccompanied, traditionally known as Barbershop. Members come from across Lancashire to rehearse in Leyland, just off Junction 28 on the M6, each Wednesday night. We continually welcome new members and encourage female singers from all communities to come and have a go. There are so many health benefits to singing, in terms of lowered blood pressure, improved breathing capacity and immune system, as well as providing friendship and sense of wellbeing gained from being part of a group making a wonderful sound together. The pandemic stopped this from being possible to do for nearly two years and members missed it terribly. As only one person can talk at a time on most video streams, harmony singing was impossible to recreate through electronic means.
Now back rehearsing fully the Rosettes have set themselves the challenge of completing a 10 hour tour of Lancashire Bandstands. Wanting to spread the word about this wonderful hobby, mixed with a love of performing, this project will still be a challenge for the Rosettes with over four hours of singing.
Musical Director Emma McManus Says “It has been such a delight to get back to rehearsing and performing again, the pandemic was a difficult time for everyone, we are looking forward to spreading a little joy around Lancashire with our performances and hopefully meet some people who’d like to come and have a go at singing with us”
This adventure would not be possible without the support of Lancashire bus company – Avacoach- who are helping us with the logistics of getting 30 singers to each location and all the bandstand venues who have given us permission to perform.
If people would like to see us perform, or are looking for a new hobby and want to see what kind of thing we do before coming to a rehearsal then please do come along and hear us at one of the locations near you.
|Clitheroe Castle Bandstand||Clitheroe||BB7 2JX||9:00 am|
|Padiham memorial park||Padiham||BB12 8LA||9.50 am|
|Victoria Park||Barrowford, Nelson||BB9 6DG||10.40 am|
|Queens Park||Burnley||BB10 3AA||11.25 am|
|Whitaker park||Rawtenstall||BB4 8RT||12.20 pm|
|Oak hill||Accrington||BB5 2NY||13.00 pm|
|Sunnyhurst Wood – bandstand||Darwen||BB3 1JA||14.00 pm|
|Corporation Park||Blackburn||BB2 6AY||14.50 pm|
|Astley Park – walled garden bandstand||Chorley||PR7 1RF||16.00 pm|
|Avenham/Miller||Preston||PR1 8JT||17.00 pm|
|St Annes Bandstand||St Annes||FY8 1LW||18.15 pm|
|Stanley Park||Blackpool||FY3 9HU||19. 05 pm|
*Times are approximations subject to traffic
Pre pandemic the Red Rosettes were competing nationally each year and came 4th in the country at the last competition. We sing a variety of musical arrangements including modern, pop and more traditional barbershop songs. The Rosettes have even had some songs specifically arranged for them by British arrangers.
To help cover the costs of music copyright, arrangements and transport, the Rosettes will be busking their way around Lancashire.
Donations to the community group can be made here.