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Christmas concert for choral society

Stone Choral Society hold their Christmas concert on Thursday 20th December at 7.30pm at Christ Church. The hugely popular concert features extracts from the Messiah with a solo sung by Harriet Johnson, favourite carols, with some audience participation, and The Moorlands Brass Quintet. Stuart Johnson will be conducting and there will be mince pies in the interval. You can get ...

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Music Monthly with Assorted Records

Ah we meet again, let me give you the lowdown on what has been happening in our little world since last we spoke. Firstly we need to introduce you to some new members of the team – Jack, Emily and Alex, who are helping us to branch out around the country with regards to promotions and events, with Emily being ...

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Brownies pick up tips from band

Manor Hill First School was alive with the sound of music recently when Stone’s very own Scout and Guide Band entertained Stone District Brownie packs. Over 50 Brownies and their Leaders enjoyed the chance to try out the instruments and even tried a spot of marching practise! One of the Brownies said: “I had great fun with all the other ...

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Band on the march for new members

Stone Scout and Guide Band is looking for new members as it looks to continue its strong traditions and enter more competitions in 2013. The band is a traditional youth marching band with members from eight to 18 from Scout and Guide groups in and around Stone. It was formed in 1986 by Kath Pickering who, having been involved in ...

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Ringers to star on James May’s Man Lab!

James May

Stone Handbell Ringers have recorded a special version of the theme tune to ‘James May’s Man Lab’ for the new series which starts later this month. The Ringers went down to London to film their piece in the Man Lab studio in Brentford. Top Gear star James May wanted a different group of musicians to arrange the theme tune to ...

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Ben’s charity single for Donna Louise Trust

Stone singer-songwriter Ben Owen is donating all the proceeds from his new single Famous to the Donna Louise Trust. The single is available now from iTunes at 79p – click HERE to buy it – and all proceeds will go to the charity, which runs the Treetops children’s hospice at Trentham Lakes in Stoke-on-Trent. Ben said: “The Donna Louise Trust ...

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Continental flavour continues for choir

Stone Choral Society sang in France in June but in November it’s the turn of their Belgian friends to come and sing with them in a special concert at 7.30pm on Saturday 3rd November in St Michael & St Wulfad’s Church. The choir will be singing Fauré’s Requiem, followed by a musical medley by Terpsichore, the choir from Belgium. For ...

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Music Monthly with Assorted Records

It’s only ruddy time for the next Assorted Records music blog! Alright don’t be too excited then… So what’s been happening in our little world since last we spoke? I mentioned in the last blog that the UK’s first pre-festival event was happening in Stafford’s Victoria Park on the 17th August. Well it did indeed happen and was a pretty ...

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AGM for Stone Music Festival

This year’s Stone Music Festival was widely considered to be the best yet and organisers will be looking back at a job well done and looking ahead to 2013’s event at their annual general meeting on Monday 17th September. The meeting takes place at the Crown Hotel from 7pm and anyone who would like to join the growing band of ...

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