Happy New Year!

12th January 2015

The 2015 season is upon us, so the carol books are packed away and the piles of Christmas music can be filed into the cabinet for another 11 months. As is now traditional, we have our ‘Christmas’ get-together in January before rehearsals start again (December is a busy month for singers after all!) So that … Read More

Big enough to cope, small enough to care…

10th December 2013

It’s bit of a corny phrase, which I’ve seen on company vehicles driving around the roads but it got me thinking about our choir… Last night we were singing in the Ulster Hall with the Ulster Orchestra to an audience of 1000 people for a programme due to be broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster in the run up … Read More

Big Furry Animals and good quality pens…

9th September 2012

As ever, Grosvenor hits the ground running and this season has been no exception… My weekly routine is pretty much set for the next ten months as the Monday night trips to rehearsals have started and i wouldn’t have it any other way! We’ve had our first gig already in the fantastic setting of Clandeboye … Read More

Summertime…

10th June 2012

Another busy choral year draws to a close and we had a packed last quarter – taking part in a live national television broadcast, a concert in Antrim, a ‘Grosvenor’ night in Belfast and a Holywood wedding. April brought the eyes of the world onto Belfast, as the 100th anniversary of the loss of the … Read More

We like to put ourselves through these things…

11th March 2012

Well today saw the culmination of a lot of our recent work at rehearsals with what was effectively the Northern Ireland section of the auditions for this year’s BBC Choir of the Year competition held at the Ulster Hall here in Belfast. There were 8 choirs competing in various sections from children’s choir to adult … Read More

Away He Goes…

7th January 2012

As these things usually come (and go) in threes, i’m referring to Father Christmas, one of my illustrious Tenor compatriots and our very own Valentino Rossi… As ever, the busy December calendar pushed our annual ‘chrismas’ dinner into the New Year, so last night a large crowd descended on Stranmillis for an excellent night at … Read More

The snow hasn’t stopped us this year…

17th December 2011

Last week the lights went out…this week we raised the roof…next week we’re broadcasting live to the nation! Just your average December packed full of engagements with Grosvenor… Last week saw us singing in Hamilton Road Presbyterian Church, Bangor. As part of an eclectic programme organised by Feherty Travel, we were joined by talented young … Read More

Happy Birthday to Us!

21st October 2011

Grosvenor reached adulthood this week and now, at the grand old age of 18, we’re just home from celebrating with cups of tea, sandwiches and a few cream scones… teenagers these days…eh? It makes those founder members still in the choir, feel even better when they realise that the choir’s youngest members weren’t yet born … Read More

Here comes the summer!

6th June 2011

The choir agm is upon us once again, meaning our singing year is almost over once again – time flies as ever! The last couple of months have been great in the choir. ‘In the Beginning’ was a fantastic success, and again we have to thank all those were there to support us and our … Read More

And just how do you follow that?

1st May 2011

Well – how many times have you watched the coverage of the Royal Wedding? Once just wasn’t enough, surely? Never mind the fashion (and even some of the dodgy millinery!) The music was pretty fantastic – to hear the organ and orchestral backing in the fabulous acoustic of Westminster Abbey should have set the hairs … Read More