Abba and Carpenters on the bill at new Bicester Glee Club

Glee captain Gillan Pollock with members of the new Bicester Glee Club at their first meeting on 23/02/12.
Glee captain Gillan Pollock with members of the new Bicester Glee Club at their first meeting on 23/02/12.

MEMBERS of the new Bicester Glee Club sang Abba and Carpenters hits when they met up last week.

The new club, which held its first session last Thursday, is based at the Methodist Church in Sheep Street.

Glee captain Gillian Pollock said: “We had a fantastic night with over 20 people singing Abba’s Mamma Mia and The Carpenters’ Close to You.”

She said the club was still looking for more men and women to join in.

Glee clubs are springing up around the country following the success of US TV show Glee and the UK programme Don’t Stop Believing.

Glee Clubs were once popular in schools in this country, and the first named glee club is thought to have been founded at Harrow in 1787.

Short songs known as glees were sung by small groups.

Club members meet each Thursday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

Sessions cost £6.

No auditions are required, but members must be over 16.

Contact organisers on 07974 352275 for details.