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FURTHER UPDATE – TIER 2, TIER 4, NOW LOCKDOWN UNTIL SPRING?

Published: January 18,2021

The good news is the vaccine is definitely on it’s way!! We are hoping to get back to some kind of rehearsals by Spring 2021, which would just about give us time to get back to our normal singing selves by the summer – ready for our first rescheduled bookings, at the Sidmouth Folk Festival, […]

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COVID 19 UPDATE – GOOD NEWS? – MAYBE AFTER TIER 2?!!

Published: November 28,2020

Due to the current pandemic, The Rivertones, along with most other choruses and choirs throughout the country, have had to suspend rehearsals in line with Government health guidelines. A number of bookings for 2020 were also regrettably cancelled – but mostly re-booked for 2021, including a wedding! We are currently finalising a full Covid 19 […]

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CHORUS USING ZOOM FOR MUSIC AND MANAGEMENT MEETINGS . . .

Published: August 28,2020

During the recent Covid-19 pandemic, The Rivertones music and management teams have been communicating via online Zoom meetings.Members and several men from the recently interrupted free 8-week Learn To Sing course have also been receiving regular weekly e-mailed newsletters. These have also included a series of on-line ‘Learning the Dots’ tips which have proved both […]

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LISTEN TO THE RIVERTONES CHORUS 6.5 MINUTES OF FAME IN AUSTRALIA.

Published: April 13,2020

On Monday, 6 April, 2020, Somerset’s Rivertones Chorus were featured in discussion and also sang Can You Feel The Love Tonight during a half hour programme specifically on Barbershop on Radio Eastern FM 98.1 in Australia. In addition to the programme’s main host Roger Broadbent, there was a further presenter, Roger Archman, a member of […]

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LEARN TO SING 2020 – The story so far…

Published: February 28,2020

Week 1 Download Week 1 Newsletter Week 2 Download Week 2 Newsletter (Part 1) Download Week 2 Newsletter (Part 2) Week 3 Download Week 3 Newsletter (Part 1) Download Week 3 Newsletter (Part 2) Week 4 Download Week 4 Newsletter Week 5 Download Week 5 Newsletter . . . REMAINDER OF THE COURSE NOW POSTPONED […]

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The Rivertones run a FREE 8-week LEARN TO SING COURSE

Published: February 25,2020

The Rivertones Chorus are currently running a FREE 8-week Learn To Sing course for men at the Oakwood Church Centre in Taunton. Around 40 men have registered and joined the course. This is a nationally recognised singing course which was originated by The Rivertones and is now used by choruses and choirs all over the […]

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Festive season singing!

Published: December 18,2019

St Mary’s Church, Bishops Lydeard A successful Carolathon was recently held at St Mary’s Church, Bishops Lydeard. Admission was free and tea and biscuits were served during the break.An audience fuelled with the spirit of Christmas were treated to Carols and other Christmas songs by The Rivertones Chorus under the direction of Musical Director Peter […]

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Dunster Show appearance by a small group of 13

Published: August 26,2019

It was a case of ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on (or very near!) Minehead’ when 13 members of The Rivertones, including Chorus Director Peter Gover, travelled to the Dunster Show on Friday, 16 August to sing as part of the show’s entertainment. The small group performed three sets during the day, but because of the less-than-favourable […]

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Quantock Beer Festival, Mid-Devon Show and Sidmouth Folk Festival . . .

Published: August 7,2019

On Friday 26th July, in extremely warm conditions, The Rivertones smaller chorus entertained visitors at the Quantock Beer Festival at Bishops Lydeard for a second year in a row. The following day, Saturday, 26th, and in even hotter conditions, the main chorus gave two performances to a much larger audience at the Mid Devon Show, held annually […]

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