Shirley has a new book of poem’s published – with all profits going to the Charity KIND. It’s called ‘Skimming Pebbles’ and available through local shops including Write Blend in South Road, Waterloo. Suggested donation is £5.
After our Summer Concert on 21st June 2016, at Elbow Lane Methodist Church – we received some lovely feedback from the Reverend David Watts:
“ENCORE, ENCORE, ENCORE! WHAT A MAGNIFICENT EVENT – AGAIN. We wondered how many would come…but the church was packed. We needed to have our hearts uplifted – and we had just that – a large group of ‘angels’ giving us hope – joy – and contentment. Please pass on my feelings of gratitude, to ALL MEMBERS OF THE CHOIR – NOT FORGETTING YOUR LEADER – and the brilliant ACCOMPANIST.”
The following poem was written by Shirley Tomlinson after our Summer Concert in June 2016. Shirley writes her own poems and performs them at local events, including at some of our concerts!
“I’ve just been to a concert With the Sefton Ladies Choir, And their varied music programme Was all we could desire.
Their ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ Set all our feet a.tapping, Evoking happy memories Reflected in our clapping.
Then on to gentler pieces – Folk songs and ‘Brigadoon’ Roller coaster of emotions Stirred by these lovely tunes.
Les Mis’ songs spoke of sadness But no sooner did they fade Than the mood completely altered- An emotional tirade Made us want to sing the Marseillaise And man the barricades!
From ‘Happy Day’ to ‘Annie’s Song’ With expertise so sure We visited ‘South Pacific’ And washed our hair once more.
And what of Ceri Williams? Not averse to dressing up! How we admired his flowery bra With the extra spacious cup.
Of his brilliant musicianship We couldn’t get enough. As a South Pacific maiden – He sure can strut his stuff!
A truly magic evening, Thanks -Sefton Ladies Choir, And your inspirational leader Lynne Who sets you all on fire.”
Thanks Shirley – such a brilliant tribute – we love you too!!