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LUBM 2020

If you would like to participate we have the following resources:

 I Saw Three Ships Files

Here is the link to the music score 

Here is the link to the words 

Here is the link to the backing MP3 

Silent Night Files

The link to the score with the words is here 

Here is the link to the backing MP3

While Shepherds Watched Files

The link to the score with the words is here

 Here is the link to the backing MP3

Here is the link to the backing synthesized MP3 


Firstly, For each carol you wish to contribute, you will need to download the score/lyrics and the backing track from this website. You will have a choice of words only or the full score to use for each piece. Depending on your musical experience will depend on what is useful to you and if you intend to sing parts or just the tune.

You then need to make a video of yourself (or anyone else you can persuade to do it) singing/playing along to the backing track.  MOST IMPORTANTLY, please listen to the track through headphones whilst you are being videoed.   That way we only get your voice on the video and not the backing. You therefore need 2 devices to do this.  If you really can’t do this then keep the backing track as quiet as possible – its you we want to hear! When recording, please start your recording before starting the backing track – I know its tempting to do it the other way round, but we will then loose the start of your video. Please record each song in a separate video.

Once you have created your video you can send it to me via WeTransfer ( – use my email address for this purpose.  You can also send it via WhatsApp if you have it  – you will find me there under 07851 729523 from a mobile device. In most cases the files might be too big to email but sometimes ISPs will allow large files to be sent. There are also other ways we can get it to us – so if you are having problems, please do drop us an email or give us call. The deadline for video submissions is 31st October.


Planning the way forward

The Community Players have been adapting ways of working together to
provide local entertainment in the future. We consider it so important that
people are able to interact, chat, and participate in creative activities, given
the current situation the world faces through the Covid-19 pandemic.

On-line play readings: Over April and May there have been play
readings using the video conferencing tool Zoom, which have been attracting
an increasing number of participants. It’s great fun so if you fancy taking part
keep an eye out for invitations to attend. This is theatre with a difference!
Plays read so far are ‘Audience’ by Michael Frayn, ‘Dracula The Final
Countdown?’ by Geoff Bamber, ‘The ghosts of Marvin Grange‘ by Richard

Newsletter: We published a newsletter in April which covers the
productions we put on in 2019, and brought you up to date with other news.
It’s available for download from this web site.

AGM: We postponed the AGM as lockdown measures were required by
Government in March and remain in force. At this time the rules are changing
gradually, but there is no clear indication when gatherings for particular
activities will be permitted and what safety measures must be put in place.
The committee will be giving consideration on how to meet the requirements
of the Players’ Constitution.

Good Friday ‘Walk of Witness’ street theatre: This had to be
cancelled due to lockdown rules and it is hoped that what was being planned
will be delivered for Easter 2021. This is ‘Peter’s Denial’ written by Peter
For 2020, the Charlton Kings Churches provided an on-line walk hosted on
the St. Mary’s web site. This included the YouTube video of ‘Josh on Trial’
performed by the Players in 2012.
Best wishes to our members and supporters …  stay safe and well.

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