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

Quite a rewarding evening, all in all…

10th April 2011

Well, it’s the morning after the night before, as they say and for those who were out to the wee small hours, I hope you were all behaving! | Anyway, I digress … last night saw the choir competing in the Open Section at Bangor International Chorale Festival. It’s been a while since we’ve set … Read More

What a week!

22nd December 2010

“…if the BBC van can get there, so can you!” – Edward J. Craig, in rehearsal with Grosvenor. Words which set the tone for much of the week, and what a week it was. The 17th Annual Festival of Nine Lessons with Carols was due to take place in Down Cathedral on the Friday night, … Read More

Anyone Fancy a Date ???

29th November 2010

… well, we’ll meet you at Down Cathedral on Friday 17th December at 8pm (..or maybe a bit earlier to make sure we get a good seat !!!) Alternatively, in case you missed last weeks Belfast Telegraph … we apparently now have one of Northern Ireland’s Top 50 Most Eligible Singles in our ranks!!! (… … Read More

And the Lotto winner is …

10th November 2010

… Claire Wallace !!! Well, if she’s able to pick the best day in the past two weeks for her wedding with sun and everything, her numbers have to come up on Saturday! Congratulations to Claire and Geoff on their wedding today (we know of course that you’ll be taking your Christmas music with you on honeymoon, so you’re all … Read More