Village Harmony is a mixed voice choir based in the village of Sturton-le-Steeple, not far from Retford in North Nottinghamshire. Our aim is to raise money for local charities through singing, and since 2010 we have raised over £5000 for 15 different charities including Bassetlaw Hospice, Bluebell Wood Childrens' Hospice, the Air Ambulance, and most recently Young Carers . We put on our own shows at Sturton in June and December to raise funds for a charity chosen by members of Village Harmony, and we also perform in other local venues throughout the year.
Village Harmony has an eclectic repertoire ranging from 'Songs from the shows' to modern pieces, folk tunes, television and film themes, and all things in between! Most of our music is performed in three part harmony.
This is just a small selection of what we perform:
Songs from musicals including Les Miserables, Cabaret, all the Rogers and Hammerstein musicals, Guys and Dolls, Flower Drum Song and more .
Folk songs including 'Strawberry Fair' & 'The Lark in the clear air'.
Modern standards including 'You raise me up', 'Feeling good' & 'To make me feel your love'.
Haunting melodies such as the plainsong sound of the Mr Bean theme tune, the Vicar of Dibley theme, and songs from films including 'Cavatina' from the Deerhunter and Titanic.
Disney music including 'Bare Necessities', 'Candle on the Water' and 'Somewhere out there'.
Beautiful tunes including 'Flying Free', 'Voice in the old Village Choir' and 'Perhaps love'
Village Harmony singing at Clarborough Church
Village Harmony sing a wide range of sacred and secular music in their Christmas programmes.
We include carols such as 'Silent Night', 'Once in Royal David's City' and 'Good Christians all rejoice', sung in harmony with descants, plus beautiful pieces including 'Do you hear what I hear', 'Tell out the news' and the 'Ballad of Bethlehem'.
Our secular choices include 'White Christmas', 'Christmas Joy', and several Rutter compositions including 'The colours of Christmas' and 'The very best time of year'. Also we sing merry seasonal songs such as 'Let it snow' and 'Jingle Bell Rock'.