U3A Choir Pays Tribute to Barbara Lyle

The U3A Choir.
The U3A Choir.

2017 is very special year for the U3A choir.

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The choir has been singing and performing for 20 years, ten of those under the guidance of its Musical Director, Barbara Lyle.

Barbara joined the choir in 2007 and the end of 2016 marked her tenth year as Musical Director.

Barbara also sings with the Newcastle University Choir as well as being involved with many other activities in Tea Gardens.

In December, Barbara sang the role of ‘The Mother’ in the local production of ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’ with long-time choir member Dada Burroughs singing the title role.

She has taken the choir on a wonderful journey and 2016 ended with a concert which celebrated many genres of music, from playful folk songs, beautiful lullabies, haunting laments, as well as Christmas Carols and other foot-tapping music.

Margaret Rowden is the choir’s accompanist and she has been with the choir since 2009 when she took over from Wilma Black.

Musical Director Barbara Lyle and accompanist Margaret Rowden.
Musical Director Barbara Lyle and accompanist Margaret Rowden.

Margaret and Barbara are inspiring community leaders and the U3A Choir looks forward to 2017 as a truly special year, with both Barbara and Margaret at the helm.

The Choir meets for practice each Wednesday afternoon at 2pm during term time.

If you wish to experience the joy of singing in harmony and learning basic vocal technique you are welcome to join.

It has been proven that singing improves health and well being.

The choir embraces all newcomers. See you at choir practice!

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