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UMCM’s programme of events starts early this year with a Valentine’s Day Tea Party in the Church Room at St John Fisher Church, Tiverton Road, Coventry CV2 3DL.
We look forward to an afternoon of pleasant music with, we’re sure, a hint of romance, and who knows, we might even find love! But if not, we will at least find tea, cake and good company, and we can take comfort in the knowledge that as well as being the patron saint of courtly love, St Valentine is also the patron saint of beekeepers and protects against plague.
UMCM would like to congratulate everyone who took part in or helped to organise the Christmas concert last night. It was a wonderful evening with a full and lively audience and we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We will post more here during the week including pictures.
UMCM’s next concert is a Christmas Carol concert on Saturday December 8th at Earlsdon Park Village, Albany Rd, Coventry CV5 6JQ, starting at 7pm. Expect Christmas carols and songs famous and obscure, fresh faces and old favourites, and lots of fun. Dress festively if you like and warm up your voices!
A cabaret style concert with hot food during the interval was shared between the musicians of UMCM and the group Between Us. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by the performers and by the excellent turnout of people watching and indeed singing along. Thank you to our hosts Sacred Heart Church, Harefield Road, Coventry.
We all had a lovely time as anticipated at Earlsdon Park Village. We would like to thank everyone who took part and especially Mary for organising and hosting the event and Lizzie for accompanying most of the singers. We should be putting some pictures up fairly soon. Thanks and really well done to all of our perfomers, Mary, Chris, Bernadette, Steve, Sanjana, Patsy, Adam and Elizabeth, Zenith Harmony, and Lizzie, George who did the sound and lighting, everyone who helped set up and take down, and everyone who came to watch and listen. Next up – cabaret on November 3rd!
UMCM are performing a concert tonight with the theme Secrets, Lies and Spies! We have made many new friends over recent months and many singers and players will be performing for us for the first time. In the best tradition of UMCM experienced performers will appear alongside improvers, some of whom have only trodden the boards once or twice before. So we are looking forward to a wonderful night including songs from James Bond and Lord of the Rings and lots of other exciting stuff! Please come along to the theatre at Earlsdon Park Village, Albany Rd, Coventry CV5 6JQ. Show starts at 7pm, tickets £5 and enjoy post-show pint or cuppa at the in-house bar.
UMCM have enjoyed not one but two very successful concerts recently, the first was our Spring “Everything Stops For Tea” concert at All Souls Church, Hearsall Common, on Saturday 26 May, and the second was our Summer Concert at Sacred Heart Church, Wyken, on Saturday 2 June. £363 raised for Christian Aid last week and £232 raised for church maintenance funds tonight. Congratulations to all those involved in both concerts.
The wonderful jazzy folky group Between Us are organising another fundraiser for the June 23 concert.
This is on Friday May 18th at the very cosy café at St John the Baptist Church, Fleet Street, Coventry CV1 3AY.
Please come if you want to raise funds for the amazing June concert featuring the concert pianist Varvara Maggs performing the first recital on the restored 1878 Bechstein grand piano at St John the Baptist Church.
Tickets for the celebration concert on 23 June are now available on EventBrite.
Reminder: We’re celebrating the return of the fully restored 1878 Bechstein piano to St John the Baptist with a piano recital by Russian concert pianist Varvara Maggs.
Click below to order your tickets to this fantastic event!