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KeyNotes Gigs
Saturday, May 28, 2022
KeyNotes Upcoming

4th June  St Pardoux   Jubilee Concert   12.00-17.00h

11th June   Scille   Keynotes Summer Concert  19.00h?

18th June   Vouvant   Fete de la Music   19.00h

24th June   Foussais-Payre   Fete de la Music   19.00h?

4th July   Verruyes Market   Concert   11.00h?

Platinum Party
Sunday, May 15, 2022
4th June 12-17:00 Platinum Party, St Pardoux
Rehearsals cancelled
Tuesday, March 08, 2022
Due to paternity leave, there will be no KeyNotes rehearsals on Thursday  10th and 17th.
New Provisional Start Date
Friday, January 07, 2022
New Provisional Start Date
Our new provisional start date is planned to be Thursday 3rd Feb 22.
Usual start time 14:30, usual place Scillé.
This is obviously subject to Covid control planning. Listen out for possible changes.

Xmas Concerts`
Saturday, November 20, 2021
04 December                     Cour de Miracle, Vouvant                3.00pm
10 December                     Château de Saugé                           7.00pm*
11 December                     Salle des Fêtes, Scillé                     7.00pm
17 December                     Château de Saugé                           7.00pm*
18 December                     Café des Belles Fleurs, Fenioux     6.00pm

Unfortunately our last two concerts have had to be cancelled in the interests of anti_Covid measures.

eyes and tees
Monday, November 01, 2021
Just to dot the 'i's and cross the 't's ...
As said elsewhere on the site, the Salle Communale Bernard Choucq at Scillé is now the official home for KeyNotes rehearsals. Most Thursdays and 14:30. Wear a mask, and bring your pass sanitaire for entry and a mug for a brew.

New season, new venue, new MD !
Monday, October 04, 2021
It is pleasing to report that our new MD, Liam M has lead two rehearsals, so far, in a new venue in Scillé. The venue is a large room (large enough for personal distancing) in the salle communal behind the mairie. Start times are a bit fluid at the mo, but 14h30 seems to suit most peeps.
Pass sanitaire, face mask and coffee mug are pre-requisites for entry :-)

A fresh new start !
Monday, July 05, 2021
It was with some surprise, and not a little panic that we learned that Aidan and Linda (music director/conductor and accompanist, respectively) are set to return to the UK. Obviously the pandemic and the summer break took the sting out of the shock, nevertheless, the KeyNotes Steering Group and the RT Committee were urgently spurred into finding replacements for a restart (Covid permitting) in September/October. Fortunately Ann M volunteered to return to her role as accompanist, having taken a break whilst Linda was in the chair. It was with some barely suppressed pessimism that a search was initiated to find Aidan's replacement. RT members, and KeyNotes in particular, have already been informed recently that we have been lucky to find Liam Maguire. Liam is a well qualified music professional and sound engineer currently involved with musical activities in Fontenay, but he comes to us as a volunteer. Bien venue Liam, we're looking forward to singing with you in the autumn.

Friday, December 04, 2020
In an attempt to reduce risks associated with COVID, some imperatives have been listed for use when eventually rehearsing. Only time will tell when that might be but it is assumed that there will be a phased relaxation of the current national procedures which allow us to rehearse with appropriate safety measures.


Virtual Socialising
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
In an attempt to continue choir rehearsals during lockdown, a number of KeyNotes members participated in 2 or 3 "Zoom" meetings. It was quickly established that Zoom is not suitable for joint renditions of live music, however, Zoom will be used for music theory lessons on Friday afternoons.
Fenioux, Le Retail, Coulonges
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Fenioux was a tad cozy like Amailloux but just as good. Le Retail and Coulonges, being churches, presented the usual issues of heating and placement of singers but the audiences were appreciative. The vin chaude and mince pies may have helped!
Christmas Calendar
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
The KeyNotes calendar of concert events leading up to Christmas was as follows :-
Sunday 1st at Terves
Sunday 8th at Amailloux

Friday 13th at Les Belles Fleurs, Fenioux 8pm
Saturday 14th at Le Retail 1:30pm
Sunday 15th at Coulonges 1:30pm

Sunday, December 08, 2019
When we got there the church was cold and, despite being Sunday, had been all day! So we picked ourselves up and moved into the salle across the road. Though a little cramped for space, it was cozy with humours to match. Our co-hosts, La Bie Qui Chante, entertained us and sang with us. All in all, a good concert.
Monday, December 02, 2019
Perhaps most will agree that our efforts in Terves yesterday were a good 'warm-up' for our upcoming concerts.