News of general interest to all members

Sing Out!

The Ambassador Theatre Group’s West End Creative Learning team has created this one day bespoke event to bring together up to 150 U3A members from across the UK to enjoy the experience of working together with a professional West End Musical Director.

The group will fill the auditorium of one of our West End Theatres with a series of songs from various West End musicals.  You’ll be taken through a series of warm-up exercises , spend time learning songs, working with the MD on vocal qualities, tone and harmonies in preparation for a recording of the pieces before the end of the day, a CD copy of which will be sent to you after the event.

Previous choir experience and the ability to read music is not necessary and the Sing Out is designed for all abilities and all voices.

The event takes place on May 1st 2017 and tickets cost £36.50 per person.

Click here for more details and a booking form.

Bell Canto in concert

Bell Canto - our hand bells group - is once again joining with the Solent Fellowship band of the Salvation Army to perform a concert at the Hayling Island Community Centre in West Town at 7.30 on Friday 10th March.

Tickets are £7 and can be purchased from the Community Centre at any time it is open, or on the door on the evening of the concert.

All proceeds will go to the Community Centre brick appeal fund.

Contact Derek Dunn for more information.

U3A summer schools - 2017

Click here to see the programme for the 2017 U3A summer schools.

The courses available are extremely varied:

  • Cryptic crosswords for beginners
  • Regards sur la France actuelle
  • Globalisation
  • History of the workhouse
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Look back in anger? School maths from an adult perspective
  • Recorder ensemble playing
  • Sexuality in the ancient world
  • Creative writing - erotic genre
  • Key influences on English Garden Design
  • Latin in context
  • Dickens and Great Expectations
  • Music before the microchip
  • Exploring English poetry
  • Boys Will be Girls [and vice versa]…cross-gender casting in Shakespeare’s plays
  • Singing for pleasure
  • La Belle Epoque France 1890-1914
  • Creative writing for radio
  • Drama - from ‘The Living Room’ to ‘The Room’
  • Exploring English
  • Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Roots of popular music
  • Opera of the ‘Early Romantic’ period
  • Intermediate-advanced Spanish
  • The Russian revolutions a hundred years on

Click here for more detail including costs and booking.

Spring Concert - Brandenburg Festival Chorus

Step into spring … with The Vivaldi Gloria and other beauties!

The concert will be introduced and conducted by Robert Porter, the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London’s Artistic Director. The programme will include a selection of a cappella and organ favourites, and the ever popular Vivaldi Gloria. The Brandenburg Singers is a small hand-picked group drawn from the finest of the members of the 150 choirs that perform in the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London – the largest choral festival in the UK.

Click here for more details and a booking form.