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U3A Saffron Harmony – Summer Concert

Music for a Summer Night – 14 July 2018

Saffon Harmony Choir, in their fifth Concert performed songs from West End shows, some Beach Boy music, songs by composer John Rutter, a couple of Italian songs and other old favourites.

The Ukulele Group delighted us with three sing-along songs.

The Concert raised £873-27 for charity, to be divided between East Anglia Air Ambulance and Saffron Walden Opportunity Playgroup.

Thank you all for your help and support.

Joan Shadbolt

Thanks to Paul Crawford for the above photos.

Can you speak Italian?

Our tutor/co-ordinator for the Italian group is retiring at the end of this term and we desperately need someone to take this on please if this group if to continue.  If you are able to help or know someone who might be able to help please contact Mary Curtis – 01799 524 784 -maryfcurtis@live.co.uk

New and Potential Groups

The U3A is meant to be a self help group where members offer to run activities. It is gratifying to see that a number of members are willing to run new groups providing there is sufficient interest. 

If you are interested in joining any of these proposed new groups do let Mary Curtis know – 01799 524 784 – maryfcurtis@live.co.uk

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London Theatre – Drama Offer

Discounted tickets are available to U3A members, subject to a minimum number of tickets purchased (6-15 depending on production). Amongst others, included at present, are David Hare’s play “the Moderate Soprano”, Kneehigh Theatre Company’s brilliant production of Noel Coward’s “Brief Encounter” and, staged at County Hall, Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution”.

For further information, please telephone Wendy Smith 01799 510 852.

PLEASE NOTE….THIS OFFER IS TICKET ONLY. NO TRANSPORT PROVIDED.

Shingles Vaccinations

“We are currently encouraging people of age 70, 71,72, 73, 74, 78 and 79 years to get their free shingles vaccination from their GP surgery. Shingles can be a painful illness, especially in those who are older or have a weakened immune system.”

Screening and Immunisation Coordinator, Public Health England/NHS England, Midlands and East (East)

Ukulele Group – Busking

The Ukulele group busked  in King Street on Saturday 9th December, and collected for Support4Sight. It was freezing cold and it’s hard to play with frozen fingers, but we added to the general happy Christmas spirit in the town.  Mary Curtis

Saffron Harmony Choir performing in the Saffron Song Fest

15 October 2017 at the Saffron Hall

Thanks to Lynne Howell for the above photo.

On 15th October 2017 Saffron Harmony Choir joined WI and Community Choirs from Essex and Cambridgeshire in a Gala Charity Concert.

Proceeds from this event will go to Associated Country Women of the World, a charity that supports women and their communities worldwide.

Philippa Croft and members of the WI in and around Saffron Walden arranged the day. The Concert was hosted by Tim Lihoreau Creative Director and Presenter of Classic FM ‘More Music at Breakfast’

Taking part were seven Choirs, over two hundred singers, ages ranging from four to ninety five, singing songs from musicales, folk, classical,  choral, popular and contemporary. Music by Irving Berlin, Bob Chilcott Anders, Howard Goodall, Ray Davis, Carly Simon, G.F Handel, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rogers @ O Hammerstein, Take That,  Leonard Cohen, Toto and more.

The concert was a complete sell out.

Many thanks to Philippa for all the time she and her helpers spent making this day a very enjoyable and successful one.

Joan Shadbolt, Choir coordinator.

Concert Photos – 15 July 2017

Well what a good evening it was. The choir sang well. Isobel was brilliant the ukulele group was much appreciated some good poems and a lovely smiley audience.
And to top it all we will be able to present Accuro and the East Anglian Air Ambulance with £540 each.
A big thank you, to everybody that helped and supported us.
Joan Shadbolt

Thanks to Paul Crawford for the photos below:

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Co-ordinators’ Lunch

A big thank you to all the co-ordinators who put so much effort into running our many classes and activities. Saffron Hotel – 18 May 2017

Saffron Harmony – Christmas Carol Concert

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Our U3A Saffron Harmony’s Christmas Carol Concert in aid of The East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices  was held on the evening of 15th December 2016 at the Baptist Church and raised £1,165.

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Thanks to Paul Crawford for the photos – click to enlarge.