“Bourne2Sing”

 MALE VOICE CHOIR

 

 

                                                     HISTORY

 

"Bourne2Sing" was established in February 2013 by our three Co-Founders >> Douglas 

Bloom, Nikki Budd and Alan Beach.  You will already have seen profiles for Nikki and Alan

previously so here is a little information about Douglasour initial Musical Director. 

 

Unfortunately, due to ill health, Doug had to retire at Christmas 2016 and was succeeded as Musical Director by Alan until mid 2018.  Alan has now become Deputy Conductor with Nikki assuming the mantle of Musical Director.  

 

Doug has had a long and illustrious musical career conducting Choirs and during a time span of over 40 years he and his Choirs have helped to raise in excess of £500,000-00 for Charities and Good Causes.

 

This is a photo of Doug in action i.e. the gentleman in the white DJ !!

 

 

 

                                CONCERT BOOKINGS

 

Would you like to book a Concert with “Bourne2Sing” ?  As ever there are a few formalities but we endeavour to make the process as simple as possible.  We ask that you, the Sponsor, observe the following:

 

1)  Nominate a charitable or good cause.                        

2)  Provide the Concert Venue.    

3)  Provide a tuneful piano or keyboard.

4)  Publicise the Concert insofar as is possible.

 

             Please note >> "Bourne2Sing” assists you by publishing details of your Event on our Website                  (www.bourne2singchoir.uk) and in the local media. We are also able to provide Notices                         for you to display.

 

5)  Promote the sale of tickets to ensure that an enthusiastic audience is present.                                                                                                    

Our Booking Fee for the Concert is £99-00. All proceeds from the Event are retained by the Sponsor.

 

The Concert is performed in two segments with a break at the half way stage.  This interval will provide the Sponsor with an opportunity to sell refreshments or organise a raffle or both and thus generate further income.

 

Concerts are normally performed on Friday or Saturday evenings, commencing at 7.30 pm.  In order to make a booking please contact our Concert Manager:  

 

           Derek Baynes          Telephone >>  01202-982112          Mobile >>  07860-110519

 

Derek will be pleased to help you with your planning in order to make your Concert a success.

 

We are delighted to say that “Bourne2Sing” is fully booked for this year, 2018, and almost fully booked for 2019. 

 

                                           ALMOST FINISHED

 

Some of you may already have seen us in action.  Assuming that you have enjoyed our Performance can we please ask you to recommend “Bourne2Sing” to your friends ?  If you have not yet had the opportunity to hear us sing please take a chance and come along to our next Event.  We promise that you will not be disappointed.  And then, perhaps, you can also recommend us to your other friends as well !!

 

In the words of William Shakespeare from “Twelfth Night”:                           

 

                                     “If music be the food of love, play on”

 

 

 

 

 Unlike Morecambe and Wise we try to sing all of the right notes in the right order – most of the time !!

 

Please test our claim for yourselves and come to a Concert. Thank you.

             

 

OUR GUESTBOOK

 

Many thanks for visiting the Musical Home of "Bourne2Sing" on The Web.  You are always welcome to leave us a message.  In particular >> your feedback, after having attended a Concert, would be much appreciated.  You merely have to click the "Add Comment" blue button below.

 

If you would like to leave an e-mail address when making a comment, as opposed to the "Optional Website Address", we shall be pleased to reply. 

 

We were all delighted to welcome "Bourne2Sing" and thank you for putting on such a superb show which we all appreciated very much. Everyone was talking about it this morning at Church, saying how much they enjoyed it. Thank you for all of your help and support.

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future and I look forward to seeing the Choir again at St. John’s Church, Broadstone on the 13th October 2018 when we hope to repeat the success.

Best wishes and grateful thanks.


Many thanks to the "Bourne2Sing" Choir for your superb performance last Friday. I am sure you could tell it was enjoyed by all.
What a wonderful evening it was on Saturday night – many of the audience said how much they enjoyed it and are already asking when you can return to entertain them again ?!

One guest said "It was absolutely marvellous, I thoroughly enjoyed it." Another commented on "The beautiful harmonies" and asked "When are they coming back ?"

Philip, our CEO, said "Those of our members who were able to attend, being visually impaired, really enjoy listening to music and were very pleased that they knew most of the songs that you performed."

Please convey our thanks to all the Choir for such a professional performance and enjoyable programme. Please let us know if you would ever consider performing another concert for us, possibly in 2019 ? I know you get booked up very early and are very busy, but we would be thrilled if we could welcome you back sometime in the future.

Thank you for your help and co-operation – it has been a pleasure working with you.

My friend Jacqui and I really enjoyed last night's Christmas Concert - it was delightful, warm and informal ! So glad we went !

Well done "Bourne2Sing" and "Mosaic Charity !
It has been a pleasure to work with "Bourne2Sing" who gave a very enjoyable concert in aid of the restoration of Shelley Theatre. It was a first class evening and enjoyed by all our patrons.
Thank you so much to you and to all of the Choir for putting on such a splendid Concert last Friday for Future Pillars Zambia, which will enable orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia to continue to be fed and have education and training for a sustainable future. It was such a fun evening and everyone so enjoyed your verve and selection of songs. To date we have raised £1425 and there are still bits trickling in so hopeful of £1500 total - more than we dared to hope.

So again, very many thanks to all, and especially Dave for suggesting it, Derek for fitting it in as an extra Concert, John for ticket sales and yourself for publicity, and all best wishes for all your future concerts.

On behalf of "The Crumbs Project" I would like to thank you for a most enjoyable evening's entertainment at St Mark's Church, Talbot Village. The choice of songs and the quality of the singing was much appreciated and we look forward to setting up another booking, perhaps next year, although I understand that your "free" slots are now scarce.
"Bourne2Sing" Choir are brilliant. A swinging most enjoyable Concert.
Everyone enjoyed the evening tremendously, thank you all so much ! Comments were made as to how they enjoyed the “non-highbrow“ Concert, the selection of the songs and the happy atmosphere. “Just our sort of music“ was another comment. I hope that you will come again in the future ! With best wishes.
Concert at The Hub Theatre, Verwood on the 10th March 2017. Wonderful Choir, wonderful evening, wonderful idea. The Concert was really enjoyable with songs for all ages, the Choir sang with dedication and passion. The Event raised over £700 for Verwood Day Service, which will be used to enhance the service for all who use it. Overwhelmed by the commitment of the Choir and their helpers for giving up so much of their time to support local worthy causes. They can sing too!! Have already booked for next year. Thank you, thank you, thank you xx
A very enjoyable Concert at The Hub, Verwood on Friday last and as usual, your "An American Trilogy" was something special.
I attended a "Bourne2Sing" Concert at Woodlands in 2016.
Having been to a couple of Male Voice Choir Concerts in the past I expected this to be similar, fairly 'niche', loud and quite stereotyped.
What a surprise ! No Welsh hymns, no stodgy MVC set-pieces, no songs to "educate the audience", just a whole set of tuneful songs most of which I knew, sung in glorious harmonies, from Phantom to Elvis, a very varied and well selected programme, something for everyone.
I am now converted, and am looking forward to hearing you again.

 

  “Bourne2Sing”

     MALE VOICE CHOIR

 

 

CONCERT AT CRANE VALLEY GOLF CLUB ON THE 2nd JUNE 2018

 

“Bourne2Sing", an all male Choir, performed this Concert at Crane Valley Golf Club, Verwood in aid of “New Forest & District Sailability”. This is the chosen Charity of both the Golf Club Captains – Val Stevens for the Ladies and Stewart Rennie for the men.

 

It was a wonderful warm evening and the gentlemen of “Bourne2Sing” did not disappoint their audience. They sang a range of popular songs and soon had the audience joining in.

 

In addition to the Choir there was a guest appearance by Soprano Soloist Dianne Tompkins accompanied by Val Robertson which added a feminine touch to the occasion. The Clubhouse was full to capacity and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

 

Gentlemen of the Choir - our sincere thanks to you all, we have raised £1,110 towards our Charity and we are both delighted. Keep up the good work !   

 

Val and Stewart

 

 THE CHOIR IN FULL VOICE

 

GUEST COMMENT

by 

 

 

Susan Powell

 

Great evening, Alan. Thank you to you, and your fellow Choir Members, for making us so welcome. Great songs too.

 

Bern Brooks

 

Another very enjoyable Welsh Connection event. Our thanks go to Alan for suggesting, organising and making us all feel welcome (and of course his singing). The 'Reserved seat' cards with the Welsh Connection logo was a really nice touch !

 

Amanda

 

It was a lovely evening with a fantastic selection of songs in a beautiful setting. So great to support Alan and his Choir. Thanks to the organisers.

 

June

 

Thank you to Alan and the Choir for a lovely evening and for making us all feel so welcome. We really enjoyed it.

 

Maureen Judge

 

A lovely evening, beautiful music and singing, and good company. Really enjoyed it.

 

Marian McKew

 

A lovely way  to spend a Saturday evening, the best of company and great enthusiastic singing.  The Choir should be proud of their sound.  Highly commendable !  Please pass on my compliments and thanks to Alan.

 

 

 

Response from Alan Coul

 

Thank you one and all for your kind comments above. I shall relay them on to our Conductor and the Choir and also to Val and Stewart at Crane Valley.