Spangles Ladies Harmony Chorus has a strong work ethic and strives to be the very best they can be.
Spangles has become a big part of the local community, spreading their love of a cappella singing wherever they can, as has been evident in the past weeks.
Some of the Spangles team visited King’s College in Roldan to run a workshop for some of the music students. The wholeSpangles chorus took part in an open day at the IES Ruiz de Alda school in San Javier. Both events were a huge success and both schools are keen to form a cappella choirs as a result. Spangles will be supporting both projects.
“We have always encouraged young people to take an interest in a cappella singing” said Musical Director, Valerie Lynch. “Children are our future and it’s important to pass on our knowledge and love of singing to them”.
Spangles took part in a show of solidarity at the end of March for the Ukrainian people in the Plaza de España, San Javier, singing ‘Dona Nobis Pacem’ with other choirs, and are joining Rondalla Son del Mar Menor and Agrupación Coral Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Los Alcázares for a further fundraising concert for Ukraine on 7 May at the town hall in Los Alcázares.
“Both were very moving experiences for everyone” said Lyn Baines, Chorus Manager. “Our hearts are with the Ukrainian people at this awful time, and we want to do what we can to help them”.
Spangles went to Valencia on 4 April to sing in the Iglesia de San Esteban, alongside two choruses from Texas. They travelled to Valencia by train, wearing their new ‘walking out’ uniform, bought with generous sponsorship donations from Paul’s Places in the Sun, A1 Mortgages (UK) and The Expat Advice Centre in Los Alcázares.
The concert at the Iglesia San Esteban was an experience every Spangle will remember and cherish. The setting was spectacular, they received a standing ovation after their performance which included Spanish songs and then joined the Texan choruses, Friends in Harmony and the Harmony Belles, for two songs. One was “Let There Be Peace on Earth” which was very apt in these turbulent times.
Spangles is a ladies’ a cappella chorus, singing in four-part harmony. The team rehearse every Thursday, from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at Centro Municipal Las Claras, Calle Helena, Los Narejos, Los Alcázares and visitors are always welcome.
If you’d like to book the chorus for an event or you are thinking about joining the group, you can find out more on their website or by email
Photographer: Gary Beaudin, John Reilly, Mike Putney, Øyvind Dammen