On Saturday 24th April 2021 we brought our classes together to celebrate Dynamic Meladies 5th anniversary! In March 2016 we ran our first Singing Workshops and on 23rd April 2016 we ran our very first Singing Session. Over the last five years we have run 393 Singing Sessions; 27 Singing Workshops; a 10-week online Absolute Beginners Course; 4 online events and our ladies have taken part in 15 performances for a variety of charitable causes.
For our final Singing Session of the year, we brought all of our classes together online on Saturday 19th December 2020 for a Christmas celebration! We got our festivities underway with a selection of traditional Christmas carols and modern festive songs including "Gaudete", "Winter Wonderland", "O Holy Night" and "I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas"! We all came dressed for the occasion and enjoyed some Christmas fayre during our celebrations.
As October 31st 2020 fell on a Saturday this year, we decided to have a Halloween-theme to our Saturday morning Singing Session! We invited everyone to dress up for the occasion and we sang a suitably spooky selection of songs including the ghostly "She Moved Through The Fair", the witchy "Rhiannon" and "Bad Moon Rising".
For the past two years, one of the highlights of our summer at Dynamic Meladies has been the opportunity to perform at the Strawberry Tea event run by the charity Mothers Care India.
This year, with the world in lockdown and live performance impossible for the moment, we decided to move the festivities online.
Keeping our classes running during lockdown (Bless you, Zoom!) has been really important to us, and connecting with and singing with our ladies every week has helped all of us through a strange and difficult time.
On Saturday 1st February 2020, we had the opportunity to perform at a multicultural Burns celebration event being run by the Central and West Integration Network. Attendees were treated to a traditional meal of haggis and heard a recitation of a couple of Burns poems ("To A Louse" and "To A Mouse") as well as a short history of the life of the Scottish bard.