“Bourne2Sing”

 MALE VOICE CHOIR

 

 

                                                     HISTORY

 

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

Bloom, Nikki Budd and Alan Beach.  

 

Since that time each of them has held the position of Musical Director.

 

Due to a variety of changed circumstances and from September 2020 Kelvin Bryant has become our Principal Conductor with Alan continuing as Deputy Conductor.      

 

As our original 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)  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                         Flyers for you to display.

 

4)  Promote and sell tickets to ensure that an enthusiastic audience is present.                                                                                                    

Our Booking Fee for the Concert is £125-00. 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 Saturday evenings, commencing at 7.30 pm. In order to make a booking please contact our Publicity Officer:  

 

Alan Coul         Telephone >>  01202-822064          E-mail >> bournetwosing@gmail.com          

The "Bourne2Sing" Team will be pleased to help you with your planning in order to make your Concert a success.

 

Bookings for “Bourne2Sing” during 2020 have been thrown into disarray and cancelled in their entirety due to the existing national emergency arising from the COVID-19 pandemic which is causing havoc around the country. Bookings are being taken for 2021 by which time we hope that normal life will be restored. We are delighted to say that to date most slots for 2021 have been reserved. However it may be possible to accommodate requests for alternative dates in 2021 by special arrangement. 

 

       CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT THE BARRINGTON THEATRE, FERNDOWN 

 

                                           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 then please listen to our recording on the "Our Music" page of this Website. Thereafter 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. 

 

The Choir was outstanding and I cannot thank you all enough for such a great performance. It was a pleasure to listen to you all and especially to the young lady soprano, Rachel Kerensa. There have been so many good comments from the afternoon, so thanks a million. Thank you once again and very happy to recommend the Choir to anyone.
Last Friday the 1st November we were thrilled to enjoy an evening with the "Bourne2Sing" Choir at Crane Valley. Singing from a set that included a variety of contemporary songs we were superbly entertained and it was nice to see some of our own Members performing as part of this successful local Choir !

I'm very pleased to announce that your generosity raised funds of £570 for my Captain's Charity, "Riding for the Disabled", to help handicapped children enjoy horse riding locally.

I urge all our Members to support people and businesses who support Crane Valley. It is always especially nice to welcome groups to the Club who give their time so freely helping to support charitable enterprises locally. The "Bourne2Sing" Choir is a fine example of the volunteering culture that exists throughout Dorset; ordinary people doing extraordinary things and really making a difference to people who are less fortunate. In the six years since their founding "Bourne2Sing" have now raised over a staggering £32,000 for good causes locally. Please look out for their future Concert dates and support them. You will always be
entertained !

More details about the Choir, their future dates and details for joining ( should you be keen to exercise your vocal chords ! ) are available on their Website.
Thank you "Bourne2Sing" for another superb Concert last Saturday evening. It went exceedingly well. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and have been talking very favourably about the evening's entertainment. The singing of your Soloist, Rachel, was magnificent and literally "brought the house down".
A very big thank you to “Bourne2Sing” Choir for your wonderful performance on Saturday evening last for our Charity. I always enjoy your great singing and the choice of music. The sum raised of £1,420-00 is almost enough to feed and educate 50 children for one year.
What a fantastic evening's entertainment we had at Woodlands Methodist on Saturday the 13th of July.

The Conductor ( Nikki ) kept the Choir all in order, the Accompanist ( Shirley ) played beautifully and the Soloist, ( Rachel ), well - words fail me as she was out of this world. So please could you pass on my thanks to all the Choir, and let's look forward to another return visit from "Bourne2Sing”.

Thank you once again.
On behalf of all the Trustees of Kabanana Care (Zambia) Trust, I'd like to say a huge thank you to you, Derek and all the members of "Bourne2Sing" Male Voice Choir for your generosity in devoting a Saturday evening to supporting our Charity.

We've already had lots of positive feedback from people saying how much they enjoyed the quality of the singing, the varied and familiar songs making up the Programme and the sheer professionalism exhibited throughout the performance. Needless to say, we were all captivated by the exquisite singing of the very talented Kyra - what a little poppet !

I'm delighted to inform you that so far we have received £1083.50 for our Charity, with the promise of more to come. This means we can clothe, feed and educate our orphans for at least the next 18 months - that is such a huge thing for us.

I wish you and the Choir many more happy and successful events, and also look forward to meeting up with you all again in the not too distant future.

With my heartfelt thanks and very warmest wishes.
Thank you to the whole Choir for the excellent Concert on Saturday evening.

Rather than a ‘formal’ critique, can I pass on comments that I have received today:

• “Wasn’t Saturday a lovely concert ? The men looked very smart and when they started singing it was so wonderful. I was really pleased that I had been able to go”

• “That choir, when are they coming back? They were brilliant!”

• “I don’t normally go out in the evening because of the dark. I don’t normally like male singers, but my daughter encouraged me to come along and I surprised myself. I really enjoyed the evening and the Choir sang so sweetly.”

• “Many years ago, before I lost my sight, I used to sing in a Barbershop Quartet. I could tell that 'Bourne2Sing' were singing for pleasure. They were in tune with each other and their harmonies were beautifully crafted. I can’t praise them enough.”

• “I wish I could have seen the singers, they all sounded such lovely people!”
The "Bourne2Sing Choir" were in fine voice yet again on the 15th March for their Third Year of performing to raise funds for the Tricuro Verwood Connect Day Service. The funds raised really make a difference to what we can offer our Clients at the Centre. The Concert was a great mix of music, sung with enthusiasm and skill with a superb Guest Performer, Paul Michael, as well as a very entertaining Compere. A great night for all. I cannot thank all the Members of the Choir enough for giving up their time, once again, to support us.
Please thank the Choir for a splendid Concert last Saturday. Everyone enjoyed the event immensely. There were many people singing along with you under their breath and re-living old memories, as well as making new ones. I hope that all of your other Concerts this year will be equally successful. With our very best wishes. We have already booked "Bourne2Sing" again for 2020 !!
On behalf of Carol Turner, the Mayor of Wareham, and myself I would like to say thank you for performing your Concert at Lady St Mary Church last Saturday evening. The reaction of the audience was very positive - people enjoyed the variety and familiarity of the music and the overall presentation. Please come again.
Huge thanks to “Bourne2Sing” Choir who put on a terrific Concert, sounding better than ever. Everyone was very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the show.

I hope that we can do another Concert at West Moors together, probably later
on next year. ( Already booked for 2019. )

Thanks and best wishes to you all.
“Great evening ! Bourne2Sing should be proud, so many beautiful songs. Well done !

“Thoroughly enjoyable evening with a great programme !”

“A lovely evening that sparked so many memories for me. A fab night !"

“A lovely evening.”

“An entertaining evening of uplifting songs ! Lovely company and an unexpected treat or two - wine and snacks ! Well done “Bourne2Sing”. It was a pleasure to come and see you all perform.”

It was a pleasure to welcome you all to St. Mark's Church, Highcliffe. The number turning up meant that some of us had to dash out during the performance to buy more wine !!

Everyone was very pleased with the evening and remarked how professional the Choir was and how they enjoyed the varied programme and of course your Soloist, Dianne Tompkins. The Concert’s success can be gauged from the fact that I have been asked to book the Choir again for 2020.