Oh, what a night, what a night it was! The TAPAS hosted Summer Spectacular was just that - spectacular. After a warm welcome to the over 100 guests from Betty Ross, TAPAS Chair, the musical event was expertly kicked off by Déjà Vu, a great combo of electric guitars and vocals echoing the sound of the 60's. The big surprise of the night was the performance from the first choir, Coro LGTBI Torremolinos; an all-male group singing popular Spanish songs under the baton of James Burn. Their romantic and tuneful music brought the audience to their feet and into their hearts. The TAPAS Choir on next has the good fortune to have the same excellent Musical Director. James led the choir in a variety of songs from the 70's through to the 90's, culminating in a brilliant medley of ABBA songs arranged by James, with the Coro LGTBI joining in at the end with the Spanish version of "Gimme, gimme, gimme, a man after midnight" or "Dame, dame, dame amor esta noche". Again, enthusiastically appreciated by the audience, especially the colourful 80's costumes dreamt up by many choir members. The night concluded with Boogie Wonderland, a vocal trio specialising in lively disco music accompanied by great encouragement and contagious sound.
Held in the Club House of Alhaurin Golf, The evening was experly MC'd by "Big Al". There were several lucky winners of the beautifully prepared baskets of goodies raffled during the evening. Food was available from the Club's kitchen during the early part of the evening and the bar was open for everyone to enjoy throughout. TAPAS's major goal to support charities was fullfilled by collecting in excess of €500 for this year's organisations, Centro Fahala and Ukraine Aid.
A big THANK YOU from T.A.P.A.S.(The Andalucia Performing Arts Society) to all of you who attended the event, who helped to organise it and who participated in the entertainment.
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MONDAY 14 FEBRUARY 7.30PM
at Bensons Brasserie, Alhaurin el Grande
Say it with dinner' Valentines Party
In AEG Valentines night wasn't just for couples in love but for everyone..... as TAPAS members and fríends celebrated in style at Benson’s Brasserie.
The restaurant looked absolutely stunning. The Valentine decorations were amazing and the cava flowed, with everybody enjoying a fabulous meal.
The meal was followed by Valentine themed entertainment, quizzes, music and dancing.
The evening ended with a disco fever.
This Special TAPAS & Friends night out had everything....
15th DECEMBER 2021 T.A.P.A.S. on TV again
Las Lagunas Theatre - Mijas
T.A.P.A.S. Choir were very proud to be asked to perform at the first International Christmas Show organised by the Mijas Foreigners Department.
The event took place on December 15th at the Las Lagunas Theatre.
This is the first special Christmas event that has been done for Spanish and foreigners living in Mijas.
12 DECEMBER 2021
was another great day for T.A.P.A.S choir singing Christmas Carols at La Risa Bistro, Lauro Golf
Not only were we singing traditional and new Christmas Carols, we were also proud to be able to present a Cheque in the sum of
€1000 to our second Charity Pawsawhile Dog Rescue Coín
10 DECEMBER 2021
Fahala Adult Centre for special needs.
T.A.P.A.S. Choir on Radio Televisión Alhaurin el Grande
What a fabulous night we had performing for a very special audience to raise money for the Fahala Adult Centre for special needs at the Casa de la Cultura, Alhaurin El Grande
The centre helps young adult clients in many ways including respite care, occupational therapy and a range of skills. The main aim is to help these adults become independent. The Mayor was in attendance with Fahala officials and staff along with the young adults and their parents.
The participation of the audience was amazing, especially when Santa's Elves walked on to the stage. T.A.P.A.S sung in both english and spanish which was much appreciated by those attending in this truly great venue.
T.A.P.A.S are proud to have been able to donate
€1000 to the Fahala Adult Centre.
IT'S WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT
8th DECEMBER 2021
T.A.P.A.S. Choir were invited to perform at an International Christmas market in Torrox.
This was a huge event with the Councillor for Commerce and the Mayor of Torrox attending the opening.
The object was for families to enjoy a wide and varied programme with International and Chrismas flavours.
Chair of T.A.P.A.S. said; "We were so proud to have been invited to perform at this International event and to have received very positive feedback from the organisers. Over the Christmas period we have been very busy performing at many venues. Once the last venue is completed we will be able to announce how much money we have raised for our two charities".
6th DECEMBER 2021
Christmas Cracker Dinner at Los Cabales
Oh what a night was had by all attending this years Christmas party.
We were spoilt with the wonderful singing from Mama Cath and the soul sisters, the dulcet tones of Orla Tierney and T.A.P.A.S. Choir treated us to a variety of Christmas carols with snow falling all around.
There was a rendition of ‘The Full Monty’ a short but fun tale of an 'out of work Elf and Fairy' and lots of fun dancing.
27th NOVEMBER 2021
'Pawsawhile' Christmas Fayre
TAPAS were invited by 'Pawsawhile' to attend their Christmas Fayre at the Horseshoe La Herradura's in late November.
This was the first of many Christmas Carol outings that TAPAS Choir entertained during the festive season
11th NOVEMBER 2021
Remembrance Service, Coin Cemetry Chapel
T.A.P.A.S Choir was honoured and proud to be leading the singing at this important Remembrance Service.
31th OCTOBER 2021
Halloween Party Quiz Night
TAPAS members and friends had a scary HALLOWEEN night out at 'LA TAVOLA at MIKY's but thankfully they all lived to tell many tales.
And the best tale of all was over €200 being raised for our 2 charities. Thank you to everybody attending and putting so much effort into this zany, crazy, fun night.
And HUGE congratulations to Linda Chatburn, winner of the scariest costume.
24th OCTOBER 2021
So what do TAPAS members & friends do when not singing?
Well this week they went seeking treasure.
The group set off in teams of 2 and 4 and had to find over 40 cunning clues, with a bonus for making a daisy chain and finding a broom/advocado leaves.
Fun was the order of the day as they traced and back tracked through AEG and Coín. Finally arriving at El Porton de Piedra (where the TAPAS Choir hold their practise) for a welcome drink and the all important results.
Not only was it fun but those involved helped TAPAS to raise €180 for charity. A BIG Thank you to everyone for your generous contributions and support.
Well what a superb TAPAS 'Choir and friends' Summer Party was had at Betty and Ken's recently.
From start to finish it was top notch.
Great food, music from the amazing Los Abuelos and their super backing group, dancing and the return of Elvis, I think he has now left the building.
When T.A.P.A.S. Society throw a party, they THROW A PARTY.
T.A.P.A.S GRAND SUMMER FAIR
16th July 2021 at Venta Las Palmeras.
Sauvignon or Pinot Gris ? Camembert or Brie
TAPAS members have FUN supporting local charities at their Annual Cheese and Wine event.
TAPAS members and their guests had a fabulous time at their Annual Charity CHEESE AND WINE QUIZ. In glorious sunshine, the event was hosted by members Trish and Mike in their beautiful gardens at Coin.
Guests worked their way through guessing a Rioja from a Shiraz, a Pinot Gris from a Sauvignon and many more. There were some tricky 'cheesey' questions too…. who would know the most expensive cheese came from Donkey Milk?
There was determined competitive fever seen in the tastings. After feasting on a range of different types of cheese and varied wines, the competition finished with gallant winners and respectable scores.
“Lots of fun and we pulled out the culinary stops for this event” said TAPAS Chair Betty Ross, who went on to add “We have not been able to hold many events for a while due to restrictions, so we were especially delighted to kick off this year’s fundraising with €150 today for local charities. It was a lovely afternoon and just what everyone needed.”
Social distancing was observed. “No cheeses were harmed during the proceedings, although a couple of strong ones left a lingering aroma in the kitchen”, said organizers Angela and Trish.